Memorial Cup: The Cataractes remain undefeated

Memorial Cup: Cataracts Remain Unbeaten


The Shawinigan Cataractes won their second Memorial Cup game by a score of 3 to 2 against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Thursday night at TD Station in Saint-Jean. < /p>

Representatives of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League opened their tournament with a victory on Tuesday by beating the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3. They are now guaranteed to participate in the semi-finals.< /p>

Xavier Bourgault and Olivier Nadeau scored again for the “Cats”, as they did in the first game. Bourgault also concluded with three points.

The Cataractes took advantage of the indiscipline of the Bulldogs, who were punished 10 times, to score all their goals on the power play. Mavrik Bourque gave the Mauricie representatives a 2-1 lead after one period. Mason McTavish, the game's leading scorer, and Avery Hayes, however, provided Hamilton's reply.

Nadeau broke the tie after seven minutes in the third period by pushing a deflected puck past goalkeeper Marco Costantini on the stick of an opposing defender.

The Cataractes sit atop the standings after two games, ahead of the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Oil Kings. The Bulldogs are still looking for a first point in the tournament.