RIMOUSKI, Que. – Dmitry Zavgorodniy’s hat trick powered the Rimouski Oceanic to a decisive 9-2 victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Wednesday.
The Russian right-winger put away the game winner 8:19 into the second period.
Cederic Pare added two goals for the Oceanic (7-2-2), while Zachary Bolduc, Nathan Ouellet, Jeffrey Durocher and Alexis Lafreniere also scored in the victory.
Julien Letourneau and Nathan Legare scored for the Drakkar (3-6-2).
Colten Ellis tallied 31 saves for Rimouski. Antoine Lyonnais stopped five-of-eight shots before he was replaced in the first period by Dakota Lund-Cornish, who had 22 stops.