Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats Take 1-0 Series Lead with Double-OT Win over Tigres

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats Take 1-0 Series Lead with Double-OT Win over Tigres

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QMJHL Roundup: Wildcats beat Tigres in 2 OT

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MONCTON, N.B. - Will Smith scored 17:58 into the second overtime period to lift the Moncton Wildcats to a 5-4 victory over the Victoriaville Tigres on Friday for a 1-0 lead in their first-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

Conor Garland scored twice for Moncton, including the tying goal midway through the third period. Stephen Johnson and William Bower had a goal and two assists apiece.

Alexandre Goulet had a goal and an assist for the Tigres. Bradley Lalonde, Pascal Laberge and Carl Marois also scored.

Keven Bouchard earned the win with 43 saves. Olivier Tremblay stopped 62 shots in defeat.

Neither team could convert on the power play. The Wildcats were 0 for 7 while Victoriaville went 0 for 6.

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SEA DOGS 4 TITAN 1

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Sam Povorozniouk scored three goals as the Sea Dogs opened their first-round playoff series over Acadie-Bathurst with a victory.

Mathieu Joseph also scored for Saint John, who leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Daniil Miromanov scored the lone goal for the Titan.

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SAGUENEENS 3 SCREAMING EAGLES 1

SYDNEY, N.S. -- Taylor Cooper scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, then added an insurance marker five minutes later, as Chicoutimi took a 1-0 lead in their playoff series over the Screaming Eagles.

Landon Schiller had the other Sagueneens' goal and Julio Billia stopped 50 shots.

Michael Joly opened the scoring for Cape Breton early in the first period. Alexandre Belanger made 40 saves in the losing effort.

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PHOENIX 3 CATARACTES 2

SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- Guillaume Gauthier scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play 17:12 into the second period and Sherbrooke held on to beat the Cataractes in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Daniel Audette and Carl Neill also scored power-play goals for the Phoenix, who opened an early 2-0 lead in the first period. …

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