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QMJHL: Roy stops 26 as Cape Breton beats Gatineau

The Canadian Press

9/24/2009 10:21:05 PM

Olivier Roy finally showed the form that made him one of the top goaltenders in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season.

Roy turned aside 26 shots for his first win of the season as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles shaded the Gatineau Olympiques 2-1 in QMJHL action Thursday.

Roy, a fifth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in this year's NHL draft, won 35 games for the Screaming Eagles last season but began this year 0-2 with a 4.16 goals-against average. He was solid throughout against the Olympiques, allowing only Alexandre Touchette's first goal of the season with 2:30 remaining in the second period.

Brad Cuzner scored the game-winner midway through the second period for Cape Breton (2-1-2), which outshot Gatineau 37-26.

In Thursday's other game, it was: Val-d'Or 4 Chicoutimi 2.

At Sydney, N.S., Morgan Ellis added his first goal of the season in the first period for the Screaming Eagles.

Maxime Clermont stopped 35 shots to suffer his first loss of the season for Gatineau (4-1-0).

Foreurs 4 Sagueneens 2

At Chicoutimi, Que., Samuel Morneau's goal late in the second period stood as the game-winner in Val-d'Or's triumph over the Sagueneens.

Maxime Sauve, Christian Morin and Olivier Archambault added singles for the Foreurs (2-3-1).

Michal Hlinka and Jacob Lagace replied for Chicoutimi (1-2-2).