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Cataractes cruise past Knights

Mon., May 21, 2012, midnight

SHAWINIGAN, Quebec – Defenseman Brandon Gormley scored twice and added an assist as the Shawinigan Cataractes got their first win of the Memorial Cup in a 6-2 romp over the London Knights before a standing-room-only crowd of 4,674 on Sunday night.

“We played a great game,” Gormley said. “They’re a skilled team and we knew we had to play a great game.

The host Cataractes (1-1) were coming off a loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the opener of the four-team tournament.

The Knights (1-1) had upset the defending champion Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday night.

The Sea Dogs face Edmonton tonight in the second game for both teams.

Michael Bournival and Pierre Olivier Morin also scored while Loik Poudrier chipped in a short-handed goal and Michael Chaput got one shorthanded for Shawinigan.

Josh Anderson and Andreas Athanasiou replied for the Knights, who were outshot 33-26.

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