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By: Jeremy Fraser
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles snapped a five game losing streak on Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over the Rimouski Océanic in front of 3,411 fans on hand at the Colisée de Rimouski in Rimouski, Que.
Bronson Beaton, Alexandre Lavoie, Michael Clarke, William Carrier and Raphaël Corriveau each scored goals for the Screaming Eagles, who improve to 3-7-2-2 on the season.
Jess Tanguy, Étienne Boutet, Francis Beauvillier and Jean-François Plante found the back of the net for the Océanic, who fall to 8-4-0-1 on the year.
The Screaming Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 5:10 of the first period as Bronson Beaton scored his fifth goal of the season beating Océanic goaltender Carl Hozjan, Raphaël Corriveau and Jonathan Oligny were given the assists.
Cape Breton would take a two-goal lead at 10:46 of the opening period as Alexandre Lavoie netted his eighth goal of the season, William Carrier and Stephen Woodworth picked up the helpers on the goal.
The Océanic cut the Screaming Eagles lead to one before the first period was complete as 20-year-old Jess Tanguy found the back of the net for his first goal of the season at 18:32 of the period, Vladimir Bryukvin and Francis Beauvillier found the score sheet with the assists.
Rimouski would tie the game at two as Étienne Boutet fired home his first goal of the season beating Screaming Eagle goaltender Alex Bureau at 11:59 of the second period, Jean-François Plante was awarded with the lone helper.
The Screaming Eagles restored their lead at 14:03 of the middle frame as Michael Clarke buried his sixth goal of the season past goaltender Philippe Desrosiers, who replaced Carl Hozjan following Cape Breton's second goal. Jonathan Oligny and Clark Bishop added the assists.
Just 23 seconds later, Cape Breton took a 4-2 lead as William Carrier notched his eighth goal of the season, Jonathan Oligny and Kyle Farrell recorded the helpers on the goal.
Raphaël Corriveau made the score 5-2 for the Screaming Eagles as he scored his third goal of the season at 15:47 of the second period, Clark Bishop was given the lone assist.
Rimouski would cut the Cape Breton lead to two just 14 seconds into the third period as Francis Beauvillier netted his sixth goal of the season, the goal was unassisted.
The Océanic did add another goal to make the game interesting at 11:24 of the final stanza as Jean-François Plante found the back of the net for his first goal of the season shorthanded, Jess Tanguy had the only helper on the goal.
Alex Bureau made 31 saves in the win for Cape Breton, his record improves to 2-2-1-0 while Carl Hozjan allowed two goals on six shots before being replaced by Philippe Desrosiers, who turned aside 23 of 26 shots in his 48:47 of relief. Desrosiers did suffer the loss for Rimouski, his record falls to 2-3-0-1.
The Screaming Eagles next game is on Friday, October 26th as they host the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Game time is 7pm from Centre 200.
Sunday Afternoon Game Notes:
Not in the lineup for Cape Breton: Gareth Nicholson, Kyle Campbell (suspended), Simon Darveau (shoulder) and David Honzik (shoulder).
Not in the lineup for Rimouski: Forwards, Frédérik Gauthier, Michael Joly and Jasmin Boutet along with defenseman Simon Boudreau.
Eagles Snap Losing Streak: The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles snapped a five game losing streak on Sunday as they defeated Rimouski 5-4. The losing streak saw the club lose to Val-D'or twice, Acadie-Bathurst twice and Sherbrooke. The win is the Screaming Eagles third of the season.
First Career QMJHL Point: Screaming Eagle center Clark Bishop recorded his first career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League point on Sunday. Bishop picked up an assist on Michael Clarke's sixth goal of the season at 14:03 of the second period. The native of St. John's NL, finished the game with two assists and a +3 rating.
Fights: There was one fight in the game. Raphaël Corriveau (Cape Breton) Vs. Étienne Boutet (Rimouski).
Final shots on goal: 35-32 in favor of Rimouski.
Cape Breton went 0/6 on the power play while Rimouski went 0/2.
1st - (RIM) - Francis Beauvillier (1g, 1a, 2pts)
2nd - (CAP) - Jonathan Oligny (3a, 3pts)
3rd - (RIM) - Jess Tanguy (1g 1a, 2pts)
Attendance on Sunday afternoon at Colisée de Rimouski - 3,411