Conor Frenette's overtime goal earns Victoriaville stirring 4-3 win in QMJHL finale

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QUEBEC — Conor Frenette scored in overtime to rally the Victoriaville Tigres to a stirring 4-3 win over the Val-d'Or Foreurs and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final Sunday.

Frenette's goal at 7:03 of the extra session capped an amazing comeback for Victoriaville, which trailed 3-0 in the third period.

Val-d'Or's Maxim Cajkovic opened the scoring at 6:24 of the first before Nathan Legare and Maxence Guenette added second-period goals to put the Foreurs ahead 3-0..

But Victoriaville forced overtime with three goals in the final 6:35 of regulation time. Nicolas Daigle scored at 13:25 of the third before Shawn Element made it a one-goal game at 18:54.

Then Alex Beaucage forced the extra session by scoring at 19:55 of the period before 2,146 spectators at Centre Videotron.

The fourth game of the series is scheduled for Tuesday night.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 30, 2021.

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