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QMJHL Roundup: Cataractes prevail on Bourgault hat trick, 4 power-play goals

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SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Xavier Bourgault had three goals and an assist, and the Shawinigan Cataractes scored four times on the power play to triumph over the Halifax Mooseheads 5-4 in the QMJHL Saturday.

Martin Has and Olivier Nadeau also scored for the Cataractes (15-8-2), winners of two straight. Mavrik Bourque chipped in with four assists.

Antoine Coulombe made 26 saves for Shawinigan.

Jordan Dumais scored and added two assists for Halifax (13-9-2), which also got goals from Attilio Biasca, Elliot Desnoyers and Markus Vidicek. Brady James gave up five goals on 40 shots.

Shawinigan went 4 for 5 with the man advantage while Halifax was 2 for 5.

Bourgault scored once per period. He is tied for the QMJHL goal-scoring lead with Charlottetown's Patrick Guay with 21 apiece.

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DRAKKAR 3 OCEANIC 2

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. – Raivis Kristians scored the third-period game-winner on the power play and added two assists to lead Baie-Comeau (8-10-5) to its second consecutive victory. Cam Thomson and Frederic Brunet found the back of the net for the Oceanic (12-9-3), which have lost four straight.

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FOREURS 5 ISLANDERS 4 (OT)

VAL-D'OR, Que – Justin Robidas netted the overtime winner after Marshall Lessard nabbed the third-period equalizer for Val-d'Or (10-12-2), which has won three in a row. Sam Oliver had three points (two goals, one assist) in a losing effort for top-ranked Charlottetown (17-6-2).

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SEA DOGS 5 PHOENIX 1

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Noah Patenaude stopped 35-of-36 pucks to lead Saint John (14-8-3) to its fifth straight win. Xavier Parent scored his 18th goal of the season for division-leading Sherbrooke (16-6-1) in defeat.

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WILDCATS 7 HUSKIES 2

ROUNY-NORANDA, Que. – Brooklyn Kalmikov had two goals and an assist and Thomas Couture stopped 30 pucks for Moncton (12-8-4). Daniil Bourash scored in the first and Coen Strang netted a consolation goal in the third for Rouyn-Noranda (11-10-3).

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REMPARTS 2 VOLTIGEURS 1 (SO)

QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Viljami Marjala scored in the fourth round of the shootout and Davis Cooper scored in regulation to lift Quebec (16-9-0) to victory. Justin Cote netted the lone goal for Drummondville (12-8-5) while Francesco Lapenna turned away 39 shots in defeat.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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