QMJHL: Martel gets win in 1000th game

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The Canadian Press
11/2/2008 10:11:53 PM
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The Chicoutimi Sagueneens made sure Richard Martel's 1,000th game as head coach was something to celebrate.

The two-time Quebec Major Junior Hockey League coach of the year earned his 525th victory as Chicoutimi defeated the Victoriaville Tigres 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Martel is only the third coach in QMJHL history to reach the 1,000-game plateau, joining Guy Chouinard and Real Paiement.

"I never thought I'd reach such an important mark," said Martel. "For me, having been a part of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for so many years is a privilege.

"I wouldn't have a problem coaching in this league my entire career. The moment I lose my passion for the game is the moment I'll retire, but I don't see that happening any time soon."

In 1993-94, Martel's first season behind the bench, he earned the Ron-Lapointe Trophy as the QMJHL Coach of the Year, an honour he also received in 2003-04 while with the Sagueneens.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Saint John 4, Cape Breton 3 (OT); Halifax 4, Gatineau 2; and P.E.I. 3, Lewiston 1.

At Chicoutimi, Que., Antoine Roussel and Michael Belanger both had a goal and an assist for the Sagueneens (7-10-1-1), while Jacob Lagace and Joel Champagne also scored.

Jeremie Blain found the net for the Tigres (10-12-0-0).

Francois Levesque made 30 saves in net for Chicoutimi, while Victoriaville netminder Kevin Poulin stopped 15 shots.


Sea Dogs 4, Screaming Eagles 3 (OT)

At Sydney, N.S., Christopher DiDomenico scored 58 seconds into overtime to help Saint John earn a split in its weekend back-to-back series against the Screaming Eagles.

Payton Liske scored twice and Ryan Sparling added a goal in the third period for the Sea Dogs (10-8-1-1), who lost 4-3 to Cape Breton in a shootout on Saturday.

Robert Slaney tied the game late in the third period to salvage a point for the Screaming Eagles (13-5-1-0). Jean-Christophe Gauthier and Logan Shaw also scored.


Mooseheads 4, Olympiques 2

At Halifax, Tomas Knotek scored the third-period winner and added an assist as the Mooseheads handed Gatineau its 10th straight loss.

Charles Bety also had a goal and an assist, while Alexis Piette and Yuri Cheremetiev rounded out the scoring for Halifax (7-12-0-0).

Hugo Laporte and Jan Stransky replied for the Olympiques (5-13-1-1).


Rocket 3, Maineiacs 1

At Charlottetown, Bobby Nadeau made 33 saves as the Rocket downed Lewiston.

Mathieu Tousignant, Ben Duffy and Jean-Philippe Mathieu scored for P.E.I. (9-9-0-2).

Danick Paquette scored the lone goal for the Maineiacs (7-12-0-0) while shorthanded. 

Chicoutimi Sagueneens (Photo: TSN)

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