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QMJHL: Several trades made on deadline day

The Canadian Press

1/8/2009 4:06:58 PM

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - The Shawinigan Cataractes completed several last-minute deals as part of a flurry of moves made just ahead of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League trade deadline Thursday.

Shawinigan sent defenceman Brad Yetman and a fourth-round pick in this year's draft to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for centre Maxime Macenauer.

The Cataractes picked up defenceman Mathieu Bolduc from the Chicoutimi Sagueneens for a 2011 first-round pick and also acquired left-winger Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux from the Saint John Sea Dogs for a 2009 fifth-round selection.

The Huskies were just as busy, sending right-winger Jarrad Struthers to the P.E.I. Rocket for 2009 second- and third-round picks. Rouyn-Noranda also sent goaltender Francis Schanck to the Drummondville Voltigeurs for a 2009 10th-round pick.

In other moves prior to the noon ET deadline:

- The Acadie-Bathurst Titan sent left-winger Tomy Joly to the Moncton Wildcats for right-winger Julien Tremblay and second-round picks in 2009 and 2010.

- The Victoriaville Tigres traded defenceman Jeremie Blain to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for blue-liner Olivier Jannard and fourth- and fifth-round picks in 2010. Victoriaville also sent left-winger Dave Nolin and centre John Esposito to the Gatineau Olympiques for centre Bradley MacDonald and a second-round pick in 2010.

- Saint John acquired goaltender Olivier Ouellet from the Chicoutimi Sagueneens for a second-round selection in 2009.

- The Montreal Juniors acquired defenceman Felix-Antoine Poulin from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for left-winger Anthony Taylor. The Juniors also acquired left-winger Philippe Fontaine from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles for a fifth-round pick in 2010.

- The Val-d'Or Foreurs traded centre Louis Leblanc and left-wingers Maxim Guerin and Marc-Andre Carre to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens for third- and ninth-round picks in 2009. The Sagueneens also traded right-winger Andrew Smith to the Halifax Mooseheads for an eighth-round selection in 2009.

- Cape Breton sent centre Artem Demkov to Acadie-Bathurst for an eighth-round pick in 2009.