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QMJHL: Zilbert scores three as Sea Dogs beat Wildcats

The Canadian Press

12/31/2012 9:06:16 PM

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Noah Zilbert scored a hat trick and Sebastien Auger made 48 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs beat the Moncton Wildcats 3-1 in Monday's lone Quebec Major Junior Hockey Game.

Zilbert scored at 10:40 and 14:08 of the first period then added his third into an empty net in the final minute of the game for Saint John (17-20-0).

Yannick Veilleux had the only goal for Moncton (23-14-1) on the power play 6:33 into the first period.

Wildcats goaltender Cole Holowenko meanwhile stopped 19 shots.