QMJHL: Straka has four points as Oceanic take series lead

The Canadian Press
4/28/2012 12:27:00 AM
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RIMOUSKI, Que. -- Petr Straka scored once and set up three more as the Rimouski Oceanic crushed the visiting Halifax Mooseheads 9-0 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Alexandre Mallet had a goal and two assists for the Oceanic while Dale Deon and Alex Belzile chipped in with two assists each.

Jean Philippe-Mathieu, Peter Trainor, Jonathan Lavoie and Scott Oke each had a goal and an assist for Rimouski as Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Francis Beauvillier and Jean-Francois Plante added a goal apiece to round out the scoring.

Brent Andrews was a team-worst minus-4 for the Mooseheads.

Jacob Gervais-Chouinard stopped all 30 shots he faced for his first career post-season shutout while Zachary Fucale allowed six goals on 24 shots before getting pulled in the second period.

Marc-Olivier Daigle stopped 12 of 15 shots in relief.

Rimouski went 2 for 5 on the power play as Halifax failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.

The Oceanic now lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 scheduled for Sunday at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Trainor opened the scoring 1:50 into the game and Plante and Oke added a goal apiece to give Rimouski a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Mathieu, Beauvillier and Straka each scored in the span of 3:22 to make it 6-0 for the Oceanic midway through the second period.

Straka's goal at 14:26 forced Fucale out of Halifax's net.

Leduc added one more goal for Rimouski to make it 7-0 after two periods of play.

Mallet scored at 11:41 of the third period and Lavoie added one more at 18:34.

Petr Straka (Photo: Rimouski Oceanic)


(Photo: Rimouski Oceanic)
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