Post game update courtesy of Bell Aliant – Twitter: @Bell_Aliant #FibreOP
By: Jeremy Fraser
Vincent Arseneau’s goal at 5:43 of the third period proved to be the winner as the Shawinigan Cataractes edged the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-2 in front of 2,787 on hand at Centre Bionest in Shawinigan, Que,., Saturday.
Along with Arseneau scoring for Shawinigan, Félix-Antoine Bergeron and Phil Pietroniro scored single markers for the Cataractes, who improve to 4-14-1-1 on the season.
William Carrier and Charles Guevremont had the goals for the Screaming Eagles, who fall to 5-11-2-2 on the year.
Shawinigan opened the scoring in the game as Félix-Antoine Bergeron scored his second goal of the season at 11:53 of the first period, Olivier Jodoin was given the lone assist on the goal.
Cape Breton would tie the game at one as William Carrier found the back of the net beating Cataractes goaltender Marvin Cupper for his 12th goal of the season at 2:18 of the second period, Alexandre Lavoie and Raphaël Corriveau picked up the helpers.
The Cataractes regained the lead at 8:54 of the middle frame as Phil Pietroniro scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal, Patrik Koys was awarded with the only helper on the goal.
The Screaming Eagles again would tie the game as Charles Guevremont buried his second goal of the season shorthanded at 18:38 of the second period, Justin Haché found the score sheet with the lone assist.
Vincent Arseneau would give the Cataractes the lead, which later proved to be the winner, as he netted his fifth goal of the season beating Screaming Eagles goaltender Philippe Trudeau at 5:43 of the third period, Peter Sakaris was given credit with the only helper on the goal.
Marvin Cupper made 37 saves in the win for Shawinigan, his record improves to 4-11-1-1, while Alex Bureau turned aside six of eight shots before being replaced by Philippe Trudeau, who stopped 11 of 12 shots in his 28:24 of relief. Trudeau suffered the loss in goal, his record falls to 3-7-1-2.
The Screaming Eagles next game is tomorrow, Sunday, November 11th, as they battle Patrick Roy and the Quebec Remparts. Game time is 4pm (AST) from Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Que,. You can listen to the game live on 103.5 The Eagle starting with the pre-game show at 3:30pm with Kyle Moore. You can always watch the game live online with Telus.
Saturday Afternoon Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Billy Hartley, Clark Bishop, Zach Beaton, Simon Darveau (shoulder) and David Honzik.
Not in the lineup for Shawinigan: Forwards, Alexandre Grandmaison, Loïk Poudrier, Alex Pawelczyk, Danny Sylvestre and Emeric Hudon, along with defensemen Dillon Donnelly and Raphaël Maheux.
Cataractes Honor Veterans: The Shawinigan Cataractes during a pre-game ceremony honored veterans who have served for our country in the first and second world wars, the Korean War and those who have served since then. Lest We Forget!!!
First Career QMJHL Goal: Shawinigan Cataractes defenseman Phil Pietroniro scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal on Saturday against the Screaming Eagles. Pietroniro made the score 2-1 for Shawinigan at 8:54 of the second period. The 18-year-old was a free agent signing by the Cataractes.
Final Shots On Goal: 39-20 in favor of Cape Breton.
Cape Breton went 0/4 on the power play while Shawinigan also went 0/4.
1st – (SHA) – Marvin Cupper (37 saves)
2nd – (CAP) – William Carrier (1g, 1pt)
3rd – (CAP) – Alexandre Lavoie (1a, 1pt)
Attendance at Centre Bionest on Saturday afternoon – 2,787