QMJHL Roundup: Creed Jones leads Rimouski over Val-d'Or, halting Foreurs' win streak

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RIMOUSKI, Que. — Creed Jones stopped 30-of-31 shots and the Rimouski Oceanic upset the Val-d'Or Foreurs 2-1 on Thursday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.

Adam Raska's goal at 18:11 of the second period proved to be the difference as Rimouski edged league-leading Val-d'Or.

Zachary Bolduc also scored for the Oceanic (9-18-4) while Xavier Cormier picked up two assists.

Samuel Poulin found the back of the net for the Foreurs (21-3-4), who had their 10-game win streak snapped.

Jonathan Lemiex made 31 saves in defeat.

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OLYMPIQUES 5 TIGRES 2

GATINEAU — Remi Poirier stopped 32 shots and Manix Landry had a goal and an assist as the Olympiques (12-9-2) picked up their fourth consecutive win by topping Victoriaville (12-6-0).

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VOLTIGEURS 7 ARMADA 3

RIMOUSKI, Que. — Francesco Lapenna kicked out 35 shots, Maveric Lamoureux had three assists, and Drummondville (14-8-4) used seven different goal scorers to down Blainville-Boisbriand (15-7-2).

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REMPARTS 3 DRAKKAR 2

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Xavier Filion scored the eventual winner at 17:58 of the second period as Quebec (14-6-4) built up a three-goal lead and hung on to beat Baie-Comeau (8-20-2), which has lost four straight and nine of 10.

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CATARACTES 4 SAGUENEENS 3

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Lorenzo Canonica set up three goals including Vasily Ponomarev's eventual winner late in the second period, and Shawinigan (17-7-2) slipped past the Sagueneens (12-4-5) to extend its win streak to four games.

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PHOENIX 3 HUSKIES 2 (OT)

GATINEAU, Que. — Charles Tremblay scored his second goal of the night with 13 seconds to go in overtime and Samuel Hlavaj made 26 saves as Sherbrooke (4-15-2) halted its four-game slide by edging Rouyn-Noranda (14-14-4), which has lost five in a row.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021.

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