Nicola Riopel was finally beaten Sunday - but the same can't be said for his Moncton Wildcats.
Riopel extended his shutout streak to more than 100 minutes, and finished with 14 saves as the Wildcats extended their season-opening winning streak to six games with a 4-2 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads in QMJHL action.
Coming off a 3-0 victory over the Lewiston Maineiacs, the 19-year-old Riopel remained perfect until the 7:42 mark of the second period, when he was beaten by Halifax defenceman Graham Bona. The goal ended Riopel's shutout streak at 101 minutes 39 seconds.
Matt Brown led the way with a pair of goals for the Wildcats (6-0-0-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in the QMJHL. Brown's second goal of the game at 11:34 of the second period stood as the game winner.
In other QMJHL action Sunday, it was: Drummondville 6, Chicoutimi 2; Shawinigan 2, Saint John 1; Rouyn-Noranda 5, Val-d'Or 2; Lewiston 4, Victoriaville 3; and Montreal 5, Gatineau 0.
At Halifax, Mark Barberio had a first-period power-play goal and Matt Eagles added some insurance for the Wildcats with 1:27 left in the third period. Moncton has dominated the scoresheet early in the season, scoring 28 goals while allowing just nine.
Bona and Justin Pender replied for Halifax (2-5-0-0), which has lost two straight. Mooseheads netminder Mark Yetman stopped 24 shots in defeat.
Voltigeurs 6, Sagueneens 2
At Drummondville, Que., Gabriel Dumont and Dany Masse each had a goal and an assist and the Voltigeurs limited Chicoutimi to one third-period shot in a lopsided win.
Marc-Antoine Desnoyers, Yannick Riendeau, Maxime Frenette and Philippe Lefebvre added singles for Drummondville (5-0-0-1).
Jacob Lagace and Olivier Ouellet countered for the Sagueneens (3-4-0-0).
Cataractes 2, Sea Dogs 1
At Shawinigan, Que., Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll scored the game winner 5:27 into the third period as the Cataractes edged Saint John.
Dave Lebrecque had the other goal for Shawinigan (5-2-0-0).
Christopher DiDomenico replied for the Sea Dogs (2-5-0-0).
Huskies 5, Foreurs 2
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Jarrad Struthers scored twice as the Huskies beat Val-d'Or.
Christophe Losier, Jean-Sebastien Berube and Sergey Ostapchuk added singles for Rouyn-Noranda (2-3-2-0).
Samuel Morneau and Alexandre Monahan scored for the Foreurs (0-6-0-0).
Maineiacs 4, Tigres 3
At Lewiston, Maine, Danick Paquette's second goal of the game 8:51 into the third period was the difference as the Maineiacs shaded Victoriaville.
Matt Bourdeau and Garrett Clarke added goals for Lewiston (3-3-0-0).
Olivier Hinse, Keven Dupont and David Cliche scored for the Tigres (3-4-0-0).
Junior 5, Olympiques 0
At Verdun, Que., Jake Allen turned aside 31 shots in the Junior's rout of Gatineau.
Matt Fillier, Alex Wall, Taylor MacDougall, Pier-Antoine Dion and Samuel Grenache had goals for Montreal (3-3-0-0).
Maxime Clermont and Marc-Antoine Gelinas combined to make 28 saves for the Olympiques (3-2-1-0).