QMJHL Roundup: Desruisseaux, Casey lead Islanders over Mooseheads


CHARLOTTETOWN _ Cedric Desruisseaux had three goals and an assist and linemate Thomas Casey added two goals and three helpers as the Charlottetown Islanders blanked the Halifax Mooseheads 7-0 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Colten Ellis only had to make 19 saves for his league-leading fifth shutout of the season and 16th of his QMJHL career.

Desruisseaux currently leads the QMJHL in goals (25) and points (41), while Casey is right behind him in both categories with 19 goals and 40 points.

Oscar Plandowski and Patrick Guay rounded out the offence to help the Islanders (18-4-0) pick up their third consecutive win.

Alexis Gravel kicked out 29-of-36 shots for the Mooseheads (8-12-5), who are on a three-game slide.


QUEBEC CITY _ Samuel Richard stopped 39-of-40 shots through regulation and overtime, then turned away five more in the shootout, and Mathieu Gagnon potted the winner in the seventh round as Rouyn-Noranda (14-10-3) edged Chicoutimi (8-3-5) for its fourth win in a row.


SHAWINIGAN, Que. _ Alexandre Doucet struck twice and Jakob Pelletier scored once and set up two more as league-leading Val-d’Or (18-2-4) topped Sherbrooke (3-12-2) to extend its winning streak to six games.


QUEBEC CITY _ Francesco Lapenna turned aside 32-of-33 shots and Jacob Dion had a goal and two assists as Drummondville (12-7-2) improved to 5-0-1 in its last six contests while handing Gatineau (8-9-2) its third straight loss.

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