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QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads win 9th straight game, one point back of league lead

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HALIFAX - Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice as the Halifax Mooseheads shut out the Saint John Sea Dogs 5-0 for their ninth straight win in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play Saturday.

Luca Ciampini, Connor Moynihan and Andrew Ryan also scored for Halifax (21-8-0), which is one point back of league-leading Blainville-Boisbriand. The Armada have three games in hand.

Sebastien Auger stopped 37 shots in net for Saint John (6-18-3).

Halifax's Zachary Fucale meanwhile finished with 22 saves for the shutout.

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HUSKIES 5 ARMADA 4 (OT)

ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. ? Liam O'Brien scored a power-play goal in overtime to complete a hat trick and lift the Huskies past Blainville-Boisbriand.

Maxime St-Cyr and Mathieu Lemay also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (15-9-2)

Aaron Hoyles, Frederic Bergeron, Nikita Jevpalovs and Samuel Hodhod replied for the Armada (20-3-3), who hold a one-point lead atop the QMJHL.

Alexandre Belanger made 19 saves in net for the Huskies, while Etienne Marcoux finished with 24 stops for the Armada.

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DRAKKAR 2 ISLANDERS 1

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. ??? The Drakkar overcame a spectacular performance in net by Charlottetown's Antoine Bibeau.

Robbie Graham and Valentin Zykov each scored for Baie-Comeau (18-5-4), while Simon Lemieux stopped 23 shots.

Bibeau meanwhile made 43 saves for Charlottetown (13-11-3), and was especially good in the first period when he gave up one goal while the Islanders were being outshot 24-5.

Alexandre Goulet added the lone goal for the Islanders.

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WILDCATS 2 SAGUENEENS 0

CHICOUTIMI, Que. ??? Alex Dubeau made 29 saves for the shutout to help Moncton earn a win on the road.

JC Campagna and Mark Simpson had goals for the Wildcats (12-16-2).

Julio Billia finished with 24 saves in net for Chicoutimi (13-15-0).

Power-play time was at a premium. Moncton went scoreless on two attempts while the Sagueneens failed to score on four tries.

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OCEANIC 4 REMPARTS 3 (SO)

RIMOUSKI, Que. ??? Dominic Beauchemin scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Oceanic edged Quebec.

Beauchemin also scored in regulation, while Rimouski (16-7-4) also had goals from Anthony DeLuca and Peter Trainor.

Olivier Archambault, Brent Turnbull and Nick Sorensen replied for the Remparts (14-8-6).

Philippe Desrosiers stopped 24 shots in net for the Oceanic, while at the other end of the ice Francois Brassard finished with 37 saves.

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TIGRES 8 CATARACTES 5

SHAWINIGAN, Que. ??? The Tigres scored four unanswered goals in the third period to blow past the Cataractes.

Angelo Miceli and Gabriel Gagne each scored twice for Victoriaville (11-13-2), while Philippe Hudon, Jan Mandat, Matthew Boudreau and Carl-Antoine Delisle had singles. Charles-Olivier Lajoie stopped 28 shots.

Frederick Gaudreau scored twice for league-worst Shawinigan (3-21-2), which had scored the first three goals of the third to take a 5-4 lead before the Tigres started their run.

Kris Hodge, Anthony Beauvillier and Frank Schumacher also scored for the Cataractes.

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FOREURS 4 PHOENIX 0

VAL-D'OR, Que. ??? Foreurs goaltender Francois Tremblay needed to make just 17 saves for the shutout.

Phil Pietroniro, Anthony Mantha, Timotej Sille and Pierre-Maxime Poudrier each scored for Val-d'Or (16-11-0).

The goal was Mantha's league-leading 25th of the season. He also leads the QMJHL in points with 56.

Francis Desrosiers did what he could in net for Sherbrooke (10-15-2), stopping 49 shots.

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