QMJHL roundup: Poirier scores four goals, Drakkar ground Eagles


One night after losing their first game of the post-season, the visiting Baie-Comeau Drakkar refocused and crushed the Cape Breton Eagles 8-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League semifinal series.

Justin Poirier scored four goals, including three in the first period, as the Drakkar made amends for Monday’s 2-1 loss to the host Eagles.

Isaac Dufort had two goals and an assist for the Drakkar, Justin Gill had a goal and two assists, and Donovan Arsenault added a single.

Cam MacDonald and Angelo Fullerton scored for the Eagles who trailed 4-1 after the first period and 8-1 heading into the third.

The Drakkar outshot the Eagles 32-21 and went 2-for-4 on the power play. The Eagles went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

The Drakkar swept the Charlottetown Islanders in the first round of playoffs, then swept the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the quarterfinals. The Drakkar recorded 4-0 and 5-3 wins in the first two games of this semifinal series.

Game 5 is Thursday night at Centre Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau, Que.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL on Tuesday:


(Drummondville leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Justin Cote’s goal at 10:25 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the visiting Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 3-2 win over the Victoriaville Tigres to grab a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven QMJHL semifinal series.

Alexis Gendron scored twice for the Voltigeurs, who were outshot 34-30.

Maxime Pellerin scored twice for the Tigres, while Tommy Cormier chipped in with two assists.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and 2-2 heading into the third. The Voltigeurs went 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Tigres went 1-for-4.

The Voltigeurs won the first two games of the series in Drummondville by 2-1 and 5-1 scores.

Game 4 is Wednesday at Colisee Desjardins.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.