QMJHL: Drake Batherson helps Armada complete sweep of Foreurs

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VAL-D’OR, Que. – Drake Batherson’s game-winning goal near the midway point of the third period helped the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada top the Val-d’Or Foreurs 4-1 on Wednesday night to win their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

Blainville-Boisbriand swept the best-of-seven series 4-0.

Thomas Ethier, Joel Teasdale and Alexander Katerinakis also scored for the Armada, while Emile Samson made 21 saves.

David Henley replied for the Foreurs and Mathieu Marquis stopped 27 shots.

Blainville-Boisbriand went 0 for 5 on the power play and Val-d’Or was 1 for 6 with the man advantage.

VOLTIGEURS 4 SCREAMING EAGLES 1

SYDNEY, N.S. — Jarrett Baker had the eventual winner early in the second period as Drummondville downed Cape Breton.

The Voltigeurs now hold a 3-1 series lead.

Cedric Desruisseaux, Nicolas Beaudin and Pavel Koltygin also scored for Drummondville.

Declan Smith was the lone scorer for the Screaming Eagles.

WILDCATS 6 OCEANIC 2

MONCTON, N.B. — James Phelan struck twice, including the eventual winner, as the Wildcats sank Rimouski.

The series is now tied 2-2.

Adam Capannelli, Brady Pataki, Jacob Hudson and Jonathan Aspirot also scored for Moncton.

Anthony Gagnon and Dmitry Zavgorodniy scored for the Oceanic.

REMPARTS 4 ISLANDERS 2

CHARLOTTETOWN — Jesse Sutton’s goal four minutes into the third period was the winner as Quebec doubled the Islanders and took a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.

Andrew Picco, Matthew Grouchy and Matthew Boucher rounded out the attack for the Remparts.

Keith Getson and Saku Vesterinen scored for Charlottetown.

PHOENIX 4 HUSKIES 2

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Samuel Poulin’s goal with less than three minutes to play lifted the Phoenix over Rouyn-Noranda and tied their series 2-2.

Hugo Roy, Yaroslav Alexeyev and Nicolas Poulin chipped in for Sherbrooke.

Peter Abbandonato and Mathieu Boucher responded for the Huskies.

OLYMPIQUES 2 TIGRES 1

GATINEAU, Que. — Anthony Beauchamp’s goal at the 12:14 mark of the third period was the decisive score as the Olympiques took a 3-1 series lead over Victoriaville.

Dawson Theede also scored for the Olympiques.

Mathieu Sevigny scored for the Tigres.

SAGUENEENS 6 TITAN 3

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Kevin Klima scored twice, including the third-period winner, as Chicoutimi dropped Acadie-Bathurst to tie their series 2-2.

Morgan Nauss and Zachary Lavigne also scored for the Sagueneens.

Olivier Galipeau, Ethan Crossman and Antoine Morand supplied the offence for the Titan.

MOOSEHEADS 8 DRAKKAR 1

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Maxime Fortier had a pair of goals as Halifax routed the Drakkar.

The Mooseheads hold a 3-1 series lead.

Raphael Lavoie’s power-play goal late in the first period stood as the winner for Halifax, while Joel Bishop, Jocktan Chainey, Ben Higgins, Arnaud Durandeau and Connor Moynihan chipped in as well.

Jordan Martel scored for Baie-Comeau.

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