SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Xavier Bourgault and Mavrik Bourque led the way with five-point outings as the Shawinigan Cataractes beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 8-5 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Bourgault had three goals and two assists while Bourque scored once and set up four more to help Shawinigan halt a four-game slide.
Charles Beaudoin Gabriel Denis, Mikael Robidoux and Olivier Nadeau also scored for the Cataractes (9-11-0), who got three assists from defenceman Marc-Antoine Pepin.
Jeremie Poirier had a goal and three helpers and Maxim Cajkovic added a goal and two assists for the Sea Dogs (8-12-1), who had won three in a row heading into Tuesday’s tilt.
Alex Drover, Brady Burns and Nicholas Deakin-Poot rounded out the Saint John offence.
Antoine Coulombe made 30 saves for Shawinigan as Zachary Bouthillier turned away 34-of-41 shots for the Sea Dogs.
The Cataractes went 3 for 3 on the power play while Saint John finished 2 for 3 with the man advantage.