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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Val-D'or Foreurs kicked off a three game road swing through the Maritimes with a 7-2 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in front of 2,523 fans on hand at Centre 200, Wednesday.
Artem Sergeev and Samuel Henley both netted a pair of goals for the Foreurs, while Anthony Richard, Michaël Beaudry and Cédrick Henley scored single markers for Val-D'or, who improve to 3-5-0-0 on the season. William Carrier and Alexandre Lavoie replied with goals for the Screaming Eagles, who fall to 2-5-1-2 on the year.
Val-D'or got the scoring started in the game as Artem Sergeev's point shot found the back of the net for his second goal of the season at 8:12 of the first period, Guillaume Gélinas and Anton Zlobin were given the assists.
Less than a minute later, Anthony Richard would tip a Matt Murphy point shot beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Alex Bureau at 9:06 of the period for his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal, Murphy picked up the lone helper on the goal.
The Foreurs took a 3-0 lead at 9:55 of the first frame as Michaël Beaudry scored his fourth goal of the season, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel and Cédrick Henley found the score sheet with the assists.
Cape Breton cut the Foreurs lead to two as William Carrier netted his sixth goal of the season on the power play going blocker side on Val-D'or goaltender Alexandre St-Arnaud at 10:53 of the opening stanza, Kyle Farrell and Alexandre Lavoie were awarded with the helpers.
The Screaming Eagles would pull to within one as Justin Haché's point shot bounced off the back boards and landed right on the stick of Alexandre Lavoie, who made no mistake for his seventh goal of the season at 18:23 of the first period, Haché was given credit for the lone assist.
Val-D'or regained the two goal lead on the power play at 12:50 of the second period as Artem Sergeev fired a rocket from the point beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Philippe Trudeau for his second goal of the game (third of the season), Anthony Mantha and Michaël Beaudry recorded the helpers.
The Foreurs were given a 5-2 lead at 13:36 of the second frame as Samuel Henley scored his second goal of the season on the power play, Vincent Dunn and Nicolas Aubé-Kubel added the assists on the goal.
Samuel Henley once again added to the Val-D'or lead at 17:59 of the second period as he buried his second goal of the game (third of the season), Anton Zlobin and Vincent Dunn picked up the helpers.
Val-D'or would score another goal before the contest was over as Cédrick Henley found the back of the net for his third goal of the season on the power play at 10:35 of the third period, Matt Murphy and Julien Leduc were given the assists on the goal.
Alexandre St-Arnaud made 20 saves in the win for Val-D'or, his record improves to 2-1-0-0 while Alex Bureau allowed three goals on 13 shots before being replaced by Philippe Trudeau who turned aside 28 of 32 shots in his 50:05 of relief. Bureau did suffer the loss, his record falls to 1-2-0-0.
The Screaming Eagles next game is Sunday (October 14th) as they host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at Centre 200. Game time is scheduled for 4pm. Former National Hockey League player Theo Fleury will drop the ceremonial puck prior to the game to kick off the clubs 2nd mental health awareness night.
Wednesday Night Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Cole Murphy (lower body), Simon Darveau (shoulder), Jean-Simon Deslauriers and David Honzik (shoulder)
Not in the lineup for Val-D'or: Forwards, Mason Gray and Jessy Morin
Subway Student Of The Month: Kirk McRae (local Subway Franchisee) and Elaine MacNeil (Professor of Marketing at Cape Breton University) awarded the George Baillie Subway student of the month prior to the game on Wednesday night. The Subway student of the month for September was awarded to Blake Millman.
First Career QMJHL Goal: Val-D'or Foreurs center Anthony Richard scored his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goal on Wednesday night. Richard put the Foreurs up 2-0 at 9:06 of the first period. The native of Trois-Rivières, Que, was drafted by Val-D'or at the 2012 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft in round one, 16th overall.
Fights: There were three fights in the contest. Brett Hester (Val-D'or) Vs. Stephen Woodworth (Cape Breton), Skyler Spiller (Val-D'or) Vs. Blake Millman (Cape Breton) and Guillaume Rioux-Legault (Val-D'or) Vs. Zach Beaton (Cape Breton).
Final shots on goal: 45-22 in favor of Val-D'or.
1st - (VDO) - Samuel Henley (2g, 2pts)
2nd - (VDO) - Artem Sergeev (2g, 2pts)
3rd - (CAP) - Alexandre Lavoie (1g, 1a, 2pts)
Attendance on Wednesday night at Centre 200 - 2,523