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QMJHL: Wildcats move to fifth place with fifth straight win

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The Canadian Press
1/23/2013 10:27:55 PM
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The Moncton Wildcats moved to fifth place in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with their fifth straight win after shooting down the P.E.I. Rocket.

Yannick Veilleux had a hat trick in Moncton's 6-1 victory Wednesday that put the Wildcats two points clear of idle Rouyn-Noranda.

Dmitrij Jaskin, Lucas Batt and Ryan Penny also scored for Moncton (29-16-1), while Alex Dubeau made 26 saves.

Matej Beran scored the lone goal for the Rocket (25-20-2) on the power play in the second period, and goaltender Antoine Bibeau was on the hook for all six goals while stopping 33 shots.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Rimouski 4, Victoriaville 3; Gatineau 4, Baie-Comeau 2.

At Moncton, N.B., Jaskin and Batt scored in the first period to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead.

Beran cut that lead to one with a goal at 14:01 of the second period, but Veilleux answered back with a pair of power-play goals, one in the second and another in the third, to give Moncton a 4-1 advantage.

Penny scored at 16:45 and Veilleux put an exclamation mark on the Wildcats' offence with his third goal in the final minute of regulation.

Oceanic 4, Tigres 3

At Victoriaville, Que., Philippe Halley's third-period goal lifted Rimouski (31-11-5) and ended a three-goal rally by the Tigres (18-21-7). The Oceanic are on a six-game winning streak.

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Olympiques 4, Drakkar 2

At Baie-Comeau, Que., Rock Regimbald scored a hat trick during a four-goal second period for Gatineau (21-22-3) against the Drakkar (31-12-4).

Moncton Wildcats (Photo: TSN)

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