QMJHL Roundup: Drakkar use shorthanded goals to beat Foreurs


VAL-D’OR, Que. – The Baie-Comeau Drakkar scored a pair of short-handed goals just over a minute apart in the third period to defeat the Val-d’Or Foreurs 3-2 on Thursday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Gabriel Proulx gave the Drakkar (8-8-3) a 2-1 lead with the first of the short-handed goals at 3:46 of the third, and Gabriel Fortier added the second at 5:09 to extend the lead. Thomas Ethier had the other Baie-Comeau goal in the second period.

Marshall Lessard scored both goals for the Foreurs (8-8-2).

Drakkar goaltender Lucas Fitzpatrick stopped 18 shots. Val-d’Or’s Francesco Lapenna made 27 saves.


CHARLOTTETOWN — Xavier Simoneau capped a hat trick with an empty-net goal late in the third period to lead Drummondville over the Islanders.

Fabian Hochegger, Orlando Mainolfi and Nicholas Girouard also scored for the Voltigeurs (13-7-0).

Nikita Alexandrov led Charlottetown (11-5-3) with two goals and Xavier Fortin had the other.

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