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Shawinigan sets home win record in shootout victory over Victoriaville

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Nicholas Petersen scored during regulation and got the shootout winner as the Shawinigan Cataractes set a franchsie record by winning their 16th straight home game, 3-2 over the Victoriaville Tigres on Saturday.

The win broke the previous record established by the 1982-83 Cataractes and helped Shawinigan regain top spot in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Cataractes (28-7-0-0) moved two points ahead of Drummondville for first place in the Central Division for the best record in the league. The Cataractes lost 4-1 to the Voltigeurs on Friday night - the first loss in four games against their rivals this season.

Shawinigan has won 16 straight home games to surpass the franchise record of 15 set during the 1982-83 season.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL on Saturday, it was: Baie-Comeau 5, Rimouski 1; Moncton 6 Halifax 2, Cape Breton 5 Saint John 2 and Quebec 2 Acadie-Bathurst 1.

At Shawinigan, Que., Adam Bourque-Leblanc got the other regulation goal for the Cataractes.

Shawinigan won the shootout 2-0 on goals by Petersen and Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll, while Gabriel Girard stopped both Tigres shots.

Philip-Michael Devos and Maxime Robichaud replied in regulation for Victoriaville (16-18-0-1).

Drakkar 5, Oceanic 1

At Rimouski, Que., Felix Petit scored two goals and added a pair of assists to lead Baie-Comeau to a win over the Oceanic.

Guillaume Goulet also scored twice for Baie-Comeau (9-18-4-2), with Marc-Andre Laroche adding the other goal for the Drakkar.

Emmanuel Boudreau had the lone goal for Rimouski (21-13-0-0).

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Wildcats 6, Mooseheads 2

At Halifax, Matt Brown scored two goals as Moncton downed the Mooseheads.

Pierre-Marc Lessard, Scott Brannon, Randy Cameron and Pierre-Marc Lessard has the other goals for Moncton (25-2-2-2).

Alexis Piette and Charles Bety scored for Halifax (10-23-1-1).

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Screaming Eagles 5, Fog Devils 2

At Saint John, Cape Breton used two second period goals from Robert Slaney to pull away from the Fog Devils.

Jean-Christophe Gauthier opened the scoring for the Screaming Eagles (22-11-1-1), while Olivier Dame-Malka and Vincent Lavigueur also counted.

Payton Liske and Keven Guerette-Charland replied for Saint John (18-15-2-1).

Olivier Roy made 26 saves for Cape Breton, while Robert Mayer turned away 36 shots.

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Remparts 2, Titan 1

At Quebec, Kelsey Tessier and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault scored in the first period as the Remparts (24-8-0-2) held on for the victory.

Tomy Joly replied for the Titan (14-16-4-3) midway through the third period.

Jonathan Roy and Nicholas Champion each made 29 saves.

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