HALIFAX — Jonathan Drouin scored once and set up four others as the Halifax Mooseheads crushed Acadie-Bathurst for their eighth win in a row.
MacKenzie Weegar and Brent Andrews each had two goals and an assist for Halifax (20-8-0), while Darcy Ashley chipped in with four assists. Andrew Ryan, Vincent Watt, Nikolaj Ehlers and Luca Ciampini added single goals to round out the Mooseheads’ offence.
Adam Stevens and Aaron Kerr scored for the Titan (10-14-2), who have dropped back-to-back contests, and Christophe Boivin assisted on both.
Halifax’s Zachary Fucale made 25 saves for the win. Jacob Brennan took the loss for Acadie-Bathurst after allowing five goals on 24 shots in 36 minutes of action. Mason McDonald replaced Brennan and gave up four goals on 10 shots.
VOLTIGEURS 4 CATARACTES 3
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Jerrome Verrier scored three times, including the winner at 19:19 of the third period, as the Drummondville Voltigeurs edged the visiting Shawinigan Cataractes 4-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.
Verrier now has 21 goals in 26 games, which is good for fifth in QMJHL scoring.
Joey Ratelle also scored for the Voltigeurs (14-10-2), who halted a five-game winless streak. Matthew Boudon chipped in with two assists.
Kris Hodge had a goal and two assists for the Cataractes (3-20-2), who are winless in five contests, while Frederick Gaudreau and Zachary Taylor each scored once.
Louis-Phillip Guindon made 18 saves for Drummondville as Shawinigan’s Marvin Cupper turned away 34-of-38 shots in defeat.
The Voltigeurs went 1 for 5 on the power play while the Cataractes failed to score on their only chance with the man advantage.
SCREAMING EAGLES 2 SEA DOGS 1 (SO)
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Maxim Lazarev scored the shootout winner as Cape Breton handed the Sea Dogs their seventh straight defeat.
Jason Bell scored 5:18 into the second period for the Screaming Eagles (13-10-3) while on the power play.
Saint John’s (6-17-3) Nathan Noel opened the game’s scoring at 16:03 of the first period.
Cape Breton’s Alex Bureau made 22 saves for the win as Sebastien Auger turned back 40-of-41 shots for the Sea Dogs.
SAGUENEENS 6 ISLANDERS 3
CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Charles Hudon scored twice and added three assists as the Sagueneens doubled up Charlottettown.
Simon Tremblay and William Gignac each had a goal and an assist for Chicoutimi (13-14-0), while Jeremy Lepine and Jeremy Carignan had the others.
Daniel Sprong, Spenser Cobbold and Bradley Kennedy supplied the offence for the Islanders (13-10-3).
Dominic Graham made 36 saves for the Sagueneens as Charlottetown’s Eric Brassard stopped 35-of-40 shots in defeat.
REMPARTS 4 TIGRES 1
QUEBEC CITY — Francois Brassard stopped 28 shots as the Remparts beat Victoriaville for their fifth win in their last six outings.
Fabrice Herzog and Nick Sorensen gave Quebec (14-8-5) a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes and Alexandre Caron-Roy and Olivier Archambault added a goal apiece in the third period.
Philippe Hudon scored the lone goal for the Tigres (10-13-2).
Brandon Whitney kicked out 23-of-26 shots for Victoriaville.
DRAKKAR 3 WILDCATS 0
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Simon Lemieux stopped 20 shots as the Drakkar blanked Moncton.
Denis Gorbunov scored the eventual winner for Baie-Comeau (17-5-4) while Guillaume Beaudry and Jeremy Gregoire added insurance goals in the third period.
JC Campagna was a team-worst minus-3 for the Wildcats (11-16-2).
Moncton’s Alex Dubeau turned aside 31-of-33 shots in defeat.
OCEANIC 6 OLYMPIQUES 3
RIMOUSKI, Que. — Michael Joly and Domenic Beauchemin each had two goals and an assist as the Oceanic toppled Gatineau.
Anthony DeLuca scored once and set up two more for Rimouski (15-7-4) and Alexis Loiseau had a goal and an assist.
The Olympiques (18-9-0), who lost for the first time in five games, got goals from Jake Coughler, Vincent Dunn and Martin Reway.
Zachary Fortin made 37 saves for the Oceanic. Gatineau’s Robert Steeves gave up two goals on eight shots and was pulled for Anthony Brodeur, who stopped 19-of-23 shots to pick up the loss.
HUSKIES 5 PHOENIX 4
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. — Jean-Sebastien Dea scored three times as the Huskies came from behind to defeat Sherbrooke.
Marcus Power had a goal and three assists for Rouyn-Noranda (14-9-2), which trailed 3-0 after 20 minutes, and Mathieu Lemay had the other.
Jean-Francois Plante scored twice for the Phoenix (10-14-2) while Tim Wieser and Alexandre Sills had a goal apiece.
Alexandre Belanger only had to make 11 saves for the Huskies as Sherbrooke’s Gabriel Parent kicked out 29-of-34 shots in defeat.
ARMADA 4 FOREURS 2
VAL-D’OR, Que. — Danick Martel had a pair of goals as Blainville-Boisbriand downed the Foereurs.
Olivier Picard and Ryan Tesink each had a goal and an assist for the Armada (20-3-2), who sit atop the QMJHL standings, and Samuel Hodhod had two assists.
Samuel Henley scored both goals for Val-d’Or. (15-11-0).
Blainville-Boisbriand’s Etienne Marcoux made 22 saves for the win. Keven Bouchard stopped 20 shots for the Foreurs.