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QMJHL: Mooseheads holds off Oceanic in shootout

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The Canadian Press
2/6/2013 10:18:52 PM
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The Halifax Mooseheads retained their supremacy in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League -- but they needed a shootout to do it.

MacKenzie Weeger scored in the sixth round of the shootout as league-leading Halifax rallied to beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-4 on Wednesday.

Rimouski held a 4-2 lead in the third period before goals by Mooseheads forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Martin Frk sent the game to extra time.

Jonathan Drouin scored twice for Halifax (42-5-3), which won its third straight and moved 11 points ahead of second-place Rimouski.

Peter Trainor and Alexandre Lavoie each scored twice for the Oceanic (35-11-6), which had a 10-game winning streak snapped.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Baie-Comeau 8, Acadie-Bathurst 4; Blainville-Boisbriand 4, Chicoutimi 0; and Rouyn-Noranda 5, Shawinigan 3.

At Halifax, Drouin opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game, but Trainor tied it a little over a minute later and Lavoie's power-play goal at 9:06 gave Rimouski a 2-1 lead.

Lavoie scored his second at 5:14 in the second period, but Drouin cut the lead to one on the power play at 10:58.

Trainor scored five minutes into the third for a 4-2 Oceanic lead, but Frk scored with the man advantage at 8:48 and MacKinnon tied the game just under two minutes later.

Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale and Rimouski goalie Robin Gusse each finished with 27 saves on 31 shots.

Drakkar 8, Titan 4

At Bathurst, N.B., Jeremy Gregoire, Petr Straka and Frederic Gamelin each scored twice as Baie-Comeau (35-13-5) doubled the Titan (21-27-6).

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Armada 4, Sagueneens 0

At Chicoutimi, Que., Etienne Marcoux made 33 saves as Blainville-Boisbriand (31-14-6) shut out the Sagueneens (24-25-5).

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Huskies 5, Cataractes 3

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., the Huskies (31-20-1) scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat Shawinigan (12-34-6).

Halifax Mooseheads (Photo: TSN)

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