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  • Shawinigan Cataractes' Giovanni Fiore notches first QMJHL hat trick: Wednesday's 3 Stars

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net1 day ago

    No. 1 star: Giovanni Fiore, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

    Fiore was on fire (sorry, had to) in the Cataractes' decisive 7-2 win over the Sherbrooke Phoenix, scoring his first Quebec League hat trick. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., who's found his perch as a complementary scorer with the Cataractes after being traded in each of his first two seasons, gave his team an early jolt by scoring just 19 seconds after the opening faceoff on a setup from Dylan Labbé. Just two minutes and 11 seconds later, Fiore scored unassisted for a quick 2-0 lead.

    Four other Cataractes chipped in goals, while goalie Marvin Cüpper only had to make 18 saves. Fiore completed his hat trick by scoring with an assist from Christophe Lalonde with 3:07 left in the third period.

    No. 2 star: Sam Bennett, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

    The Fronts had only two six-goal outings in 55 games without Bennett. In the Calgary Flames first-rounder's return after recovering from shoulder surgery, Kingston scored six in the second period in a 7-3 blowout of the Belleville Bulls, whom they're chasing for playoff position. Bennett (1G-2A, +3) was on the ice for all but one of those tallies.

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  • Gatineau Olympiques players under investigation for sexual acts in restaurant after game

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net3 days ago

    The issue of young athletes and sexual entitlement has come to the fore once again following disturbing allegations against several members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Gatineau Olympiques.

    On Monday, Le Droit's Louis-Denis Ebacher reported that Gatineau police have received a formal complaint about indecent acts involving "at least six" players and an intoxicated woman at a Boston Pizza restaurant last Friday, following the Olympiques' win over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

    The complaint is under the purview of indecency. According to Gatineau police, a sexual assault complaint has not been filed, although that does not rule out the possibility one could be filed.

    The details in Le Droit 's account are very graphic:

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