VAL D"OR, Que. - Special teams were the difference on Saturday as the Val-d'Or Foreurs doubled up the visiting Shawinigan Cataractes 4-2 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
With the game tied 2-2 midway through the third, Louick Marcotte scored on the power play for Val-d'Or and Anthony Mantha sealed the game with a short-handed goal less than two minutes later.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Anthony Beauregard also scored for the Foreurs (5-4-0) while Randy Gazzola chipped in with three assists.
Dylan Labbe and Kris Hodge supplied the scoring for the Cataractes (0-7-2), who are the only team in the QMJHL yet to win a game.
Keven Bouchard made 24 saves for the win as Marvin Cupper turned away 40 shots in a losing cause.
Val-d'Or went 1 for 3 on the power play while Shawinigan failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.
Drakkar 4 Sagueneens 2
CHICOUTIMI, Que., ? Jeremy Gregoire scored twice as Baie-Comeau doubled up the Sagueneens.
Gabriel Verpaelst had a goal and two assists for the Drakkar (5-3-0) while Valentin Zykov scored the other.
Laurent Dauphin and Nicolas Roy supplied the offence for Chicoutimi (5-4-0).
Philippe Cadorette made 22 saves for the win as Domenic Graham stopped 33 shots in defeat.
Mooseheads 3 Tigres 2 (OT)
VICTORIAVILLE, Que., ??? Ryan Falkenham scored with 26 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, then added the winner in the extra period as Halifax edged the Tigres.
Timo Meier also scored for the Mooseheads (5-5-0) and Jonathan Drouin chipped in with two assists.
Carl-Antoine Delisle and Angelo Miceli scored for Victoriaville (6-3-1).
Zachary Fucale made 24 saves for the win. Brandon Whitney stopped 31 shots in a losing cause.
Voltigeurs 5 Oceanic 4
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que., ??? Nikolas Brouillard had a goal and two assists as the Voltigeurs slipped past Rimouski.
Joey Ratelle, Guillaime Gauthier, Cameron Askew and Dexter Weber also scored for Drummondville (6-3-0) while Christophe Lalancette had three assists.
Anthony DeLuca scored twice and set up another for the Oceanic (6-3-0) as Peter Trainor and Alexis Loiseau added singles.
Joe Fleschler made 28 saves for the win. Zachary Fortin started in goal for Rimouski but was relieved by Philippe Desrosiers after allowing four first-period goals. Desrosiers stopped 17 of 18 shots in relief in the loss.
Olympiques 3 Remparts 1
GATINEAU, Que., ??? Robert Steeves made 20 saves as the Olympiques downed Quebec.
Emile Poirier, Marc-Olivier Brouillard and Martin Reway each had a goal and an assist for Gatineau (5-3-0).
Cody Donaghey scored the lone goal for the Remparts (1-5-2) while Francois Brassard stopped 28 of 31 shots in defeat.
Poirier was credited with the winning goal, which came shorthanded at 7:46 of the second period.
Islanders 5 Huskies 4 (SO)
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que., ??? Antoine Bibeau stopped 41 shots and Anthony Cortese scored the shootout winner as Charlottetown defeated the Huskies.
Marco Sedlar scored twice for the Islanders (7-1-1) while Daniel Sprong and Alexandre Goulet added the others.
Francis Parron, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Marcus Power had a goal and an assist apiece for Rouyn-Noranda (4-3-2) and Steven Mercier scored once.
Carl Hozjan made 18 saves in defeat.