QMJHL: Islanders get first win with new name

The Canadian Press
9/13/2013 11:41:40 PM
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CHARLOTTETOWN -- The Charlottetown Islanders have a new name and a winning start to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey season.

Charlottetown scored four times in the third period en route to a 5-2 win over the defending champion Halifax Mooseheads on Friday.

Alexandre Goulet scored twice while Matej Beran, Jack Nevins and Kameron Kielly added singles for Charlottetown (1-0-0), which changed its name from the P.E.I. Rocket in the off-season.

Daryl MacCallum stopped 26 shots for the Islanders.

Andrew Ryan and Danny Moynihan scored for Halifax (0-2-0), while Kevin Darveau made 40 saves.


Titan 4, Screaming Eagles 1

BATHURST, N.B. -- Jacob Brennan made 34 saves as the Titan rolled past Cape Breton.

Adam Stevens, Riley Scott, Alexandros Soumakis and Rafael Lafontaine scored for Acadie-Bathurst (1-0-0).

Rafael Corriveau opened the scoring for Cape Breton (0-1-0), while Maxime Lagace stopped 30 shots.

The Screaming Eagles' power-play unit still has work to do -- they went scoreless in six opportunities while the Titan went 2 for 5.


Sea Dogs 5, Wildcats 3

MONCTON, N.B. -- The Sea Dogs' offence exploded for four goals in the third period to rally past the Wildcats.

Noah Zilbert, Michael Abbott, Nathan Noel, Kelly Bent and Stephen Anderson each scored for Saint John (1-0-0).

Conor Garland, Ivan Barbashev and Christophe Lalonde replied for Moncton (1-1-0), while goaltender Alex Dubeau allowed four goals on 24 shots.

Sea Dogs goalie Antoine Landry meanwhile made 33 saves.


Tigres 4, Cataractes 1

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. -- The Tigres' offence swarmed Shawinigan for an early lead and their defence did the rest in the third period.

Angelo Miceli, Michael Rheaume, Gabriel Gagne and Mathieu Ayotte each scored for Victoriaville (1-0-0), which took a 4-0 lead into the third.

Frederick Gaudreau scored for the Cataractes (0-1-0) in the third as his team outshot the Tigres 14-10.

Steven Veilleux made 24 saves for Victoriaville, while Marvin Cupper stopped 25 for Shawinigan.


Sagueneens 4, Remparts 3 (OT)

CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- William Gignac scored in overtime to lift the Sagueneens past Quebec.

Gignac scored 2:29 into OT against Remparts goaltender Callum Booth after Chicoutimi rallied to force extra time.

Loik Leveille, Thomas Gobeil and Samuel Roussy, with the game-tying goal in the third period, also scored for the Sagueneens (1-0-0), while Julio Billia made 27 saves.

Raphael Maheux, Brent Turnbull and Fabrice Herzog replied for Quebec (0-0-1) and Booth finished with 30 saves.


Oceanic 5, Drakkar 4

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. -- All Rimouski had to do was show up for the second period in a win against the Drakkar.

Rimouski scored five goals in the second while firing 13 of their 22 shots of the game against Baie-Comeau.

Zachary Fortin made 30 saves for the Oceanic (1-0-0), who got goals from Samuel Courtemanche, Michael Thibault, Simon Fortier, Michael Joly and Guillaume McSween.

Gabriel Verpaelst, Alexandre Chenevert, Campbell Pickard and Alexis Vanier scored for the Drakkar (0-1-0), while Simon Lemieux allowed four goals on nine shots before being replaced by Philippe Cadorette.


Armada 5, Phoenix 2

BOISBRIAND, Que. -- The Armada needed a period to find their offence in their home opener.

After being outshot 9-7 in the first, Blainville-Boisbriand replied in the second with three goals while outshooting the Phoenix 16-6.

Emil Aronsson, Julien Bahl, Christopher Clapperton, Frederic Bergeron and Marcus Hinds scored for the Armada (1-0-0).

Mitchell Lundholm and Jean-Francois Plante scored for Sherbrooke (0-1-0).

Samuel Montembeault had an easy night in the Armada's net with 15 saves, while at the other end Francis Desrosiers stopped 26 shots.


Voltigeurs 6, Huskies 3

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. -- The Voltigeurs capitalized on a penalty filled game to beat the Huskies.

Nikolas Brouillard, Joey Ratelle, Matthew Boudens, Jeremy Auger, Guillaume Gauthier and Olivier Caouette each scored for Drummondville (1-0-0), which scored five of 12 with the man advantage.

Steven Mercier, Marcus Power and Mathieu Lemay scored for Rouyn-Noranda (0-1-0), which failed to score on seven power-play opportunities.

Joe Fleschler made 20 saves for the Voltigeurs, while Carl Hozjan stopped 32 for the Huskies.


Olympiques 5, Foreurs 2

GATINEAU, Que. -- Jean-Simon Deslauriers scored twice to help the Olympiques win their first game of the season.

Simon Tardif-Richard, Vaclav Karabacek and Jake Coughler also scored for Gatineau (1-0-0).

Maxime Presseault and Guillaume Gelinas replied for Val-d'Or (0-1-0).

Olympiques goaltender Robert Steeves made 21 saves. Keven Bouchard, meanwhile, allowed four goals on 18 shots in net for the Foreurs.

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