QMJHL Roundup: Khovanov helps Wildcats beat Sagueneens

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Alexander Khovanov scored twice 38 seconds apart to spark a five-goal second period as the Moncton Wildcats went on to double up the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 8-4 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Simon Le Coultre, Mika Cyr and Dylan Seitz all followed Khovanov in the second as Moncton turned a 2-1 deficit into a 6-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Adam Capannelli, Elliot Desnoyers and Jeremy McKenna also scored for the Wildcats (18-4-2), who won their fourth straight game.

Jeremy Fortin struck twice and Tristan Pelletier and Morgan Nauss had the others for the Sagueneens (10-8-5), who are on a five-game slide.

Charles-Antoine Lavallee made 26 saves for Moncton. Alexis Shank started in net for Chicoutimi and allowed six goals on 28 shots before giving way to Zachary Bouthillier, who made eight saves in a period of relief.

The Wildcats were 0 for 1 on the power play while the Sagueneens went 1 for 4 with the man advantage.

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QUEBEC CITY — Jimmy Huntington had two goals and an assist and Olivier Garneau scored once and set up three others as Rimouski beat the Remparts for its third straight win.

Alexis Lafreniere added a goal and two helpers while Jordan Lepage also scored for the Oceanic (13-9-1). Colten Ellis made 26 saves for the victory.

Andrew Coxhead was the lone Quebec (10-10-3) scorer. Anthony Morrone turned away 17-of-21 shots in a losing cause.

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SHERBROOKE, Que. — Cedric Desruisseaux had a goal and two assists and Joey Veleno tacked on four helpers as Drummondville toppled the Phoenix.

Felix Lauzon, Brandon Skubel, Gregor MacLeod, Marc-Olivier Duquette and Jarrett Baker also scored for the Voltigeurs (15-6-1), who got 28 saves from Olivier Rodrigue.

Patrick Guay spoiled Rodrigue’s shutout bid at 19:16 of the third. Brendan Cregan allowed five goals on 28 shots in two period of work, with Thommy Monette making 14 saves in a period of relief for Sherbrooke (12-9-2).

SCREAMING EAGLES 4 CATARACTES 3 (OT)

SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Mitchell Balmas scored his second goal of the game at 3:40 of overtime as Cape Breton dealt the Cataractes their seventh loss in a row.

Leon Gawanke also had a pair of goals for the Screaming Eagles (12-11-1). William Grimard made 28 saves for the victory.

Gabriel Denis, Vincent Senez and Mavrick Bourque scored for Shawinigan (5-15-1). Lucas Fitzpatrick kicked out 30 shots in defeat.

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