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Thursday's QMJHL roundup

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The Drummondville Voltigeurs took 51 shots in regulation and overtime Thursday night - and still needed a few more to beat the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Alexandre Comtois had the lone shootout goal as the Voltigeurs earned a 5-4 victory over the Cataractes in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Comtois' goal salvaged two points for Drummondville (10-1-1), which dominated the opening 65 minutes but nearly lost the game. The Voltigeurs had a 35-18 advantage in shots through the first two periods, yet found themselves trailing 3-2.

Gabriel Dumont drew the Voltigeurs even 29 seconds into the third period, and Benoit Levesque gave Drummondville its first lead just 29 seconds later. Philippe Paradis forced extra time for the Cataractes (4-5-2) with a power-play goal midway through the period.

In other QMJHL action Thursday, it was: P.E.I. 4 Moncton 2; Quebec 3 Halifax 2; and Val-d'Or 5 Acadie-Bathurst 2.

At Shawinigan, Que., Dumont finished with a pair of goals for Drummondville, while Sean Couturier added a single.

Pierre-Alexandre Vandall, Pierrick Martel and Dave Lebrecque had the other regulation goals for Shawinigan. Couturier and Lebrecque exchanged successful penalty shots under eight minutes apart in the second period.

Antoine Tardif turned aside 24 shots to earn the win for Drummondville.

Gabriel Girard made 47 saves in defeat for Shawinigan.

Rocket 4 Wildcats 2

At Moncton, N.B., Ben Duffy had two as P.E.I. scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 win over the Wildcats and leap into first place in the Atlantic Division.

Chris Doyle and Jarrad Struthers, into an empty net with one second remaining, had the other goals for P.E.I. (8-4-0-2), which moved a point ahead of the Wildcats and Saint John for top spot.

Devon MacAusland and Scott Brannon scored for Moncton (8-4-0-1).

Rocket goalie Evan Mosher made 41 saves, while Louis Domingue stopped 22 shots for the Wildcats.

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Remparts 3 Mooseheads 2

At Quebec, David Gilbert's goal at 9:12 of the third period was the difference as the Remparts edged Halifax.

Maxime Gravel and Ryan Bourque also scored for Quebec (8-2-3).

Tomas Knotek and Gerrad Grant replied for Halifax (1-11-1).

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Foreurs 5 Titan 2

At Val-d'Or, Que., Jonathan Hazen scored twice and added a pair of assists in the Foreurs' win over Acadie-Bathurst.

Maxime Sauve also scored two goals while Matthieu Theriault added a single for Val-d'Or (4-9-1).

Bryce Milson and Olivier Dame-Malka countered for the Titan (5-5-3).

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