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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles handed the defending MasterCard Memorial Cup Champion Shawinigan Cataractes their 10th straight loss as they shutout Shawinigan 1-0 in front of 2,226 fans on hand at Centre 200, Tuesday.
William Carrier scored the lone goal in the game for the Screaming Eagles, who improve to 5-8-2-2 on the season.
With the loss, the Cataractes record falls to 2-11-1-1 on the season. Shawinigan currently sits dead last in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's overall standings with six points in 15 games.
Cape Breton took the lead at 10:48 of the first period and never looked back as Alexandre Lavoie found William Carrier, who tapped home his 10th goal of the season past Cataractes goaltender Marvin Cupper, Lavoie along with Jonathan Oligny were given the assists on the goal.
Philippe Trudeau made 28 saves for his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League shutout, his record improves to 3-5-1-2, while Marvin Cupper turned aside 34 of 35 shots in the loss for Shawinigan, his record falls to 2-9-1-1.
The Screaming Eagles next game is Friday, November 2nd as they host the defending Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Saint John Sea Dogs. Game time is scheduled for 7pm.
Tuesday Night Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Gareth Nicholson, Raphaël Corriveau (suspended), Zach Beaton, Simon Darveau (shoulder) and David Honzik (shoulder)
Not in the lineup for Shawinigan: Forwards, Alex Pawelczyk, Loïk Poudrier, Samuel Landry, Danny Sylvestre and JC Campagna along with defenseman Dillon Donnelly.
Ceremonial Puck Drop: Matt Pentecost dropped the ceremonial puck during pre-game events to officially kick off the FrightLites Campaign, a national signature fundraising event of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Haché Plays Former Team: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles defenseman Justin Haché played his former team, the Shawinigan Cataractes, for the first time since being traded to the Screaming Eagles on June 8th 2012 on Tuesday night. Haché was left pointless, however posted a +1 rating.
History: The Shawinigan franchise played it's 3000th Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game on Tuesday in Sydney against the Screaming Eagles. Shawinigan was one of the first teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The QMJHL was founded in 1969.
Former Screaming Eagles: Former Screaming Eagle second round pick in 2009, Olivier Jodoin was in the Shawinigan lineup on Tuesday. Jodoin was picked up off waivers by the P.E.I. Rocket last season before being signed as a free agent by Shawinigan this season. Former Screaming Eagle JC Campagna is also a member of the Cataractes however he was not in the lineup, Tuesday.
First Career QMJHL Shutout: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goaltender Philippe Trudeau recorded his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League shutout on Tuesday. The native of Blainville, Que. made 28 saves in the 1-0 shutout.
Losing Streak Continues: The Shawinigan Cataractes losing streak extended to ten games following the Screaming Eagles beating Shawinigan 1-0 on Tuesday night. The losing streak started on October 6th.
Final Shots On Goal: 35-28 in favor of Cape Breton.
Dickies hardest working player of the game went to Justin Haché.
1st - (CAP) - Philippe Trudeau (28 saves)
2nd - (SHA) - Marvin Cupper (34 saves)
3rd - (CAP) - William Carrier (1g, 1pt)
Attendance at Centre 200 on Tuesday - 2,226