Tuesday Night Wrap-Up: Several teams pushed to the brink of elimination
Seven playoff games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League took place on Tuesday with six teams taking a 3-0 lead in their respective series. Our team at The Q News has you covered with the nightly wrap-up of results across the league.
Saint John(1) vs Rimouski(16)
In Rimouski, Que., Bokondji Imama had two goals and an assist as the Saint John Sea Dogs downed the Rimouski Océanic 5-2. The Sea Dogs lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Jakub Zboril, Matthew Highmore, and Joe Veleno notched single markers for the Sea Dogs. Denis Mikhnin and Nicholas Blachman replied with goals for the Océanic. Callum Booth made 10 saves in the win for Saint John. Alexandre Lagacé stopped 33 of 38 shots in the loss for Rimouski.
Charlottetown(4) vs Baie-Comeau(13)
In Baie-Comeau, Que., Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist to help the Charlottetown Islanders defeat the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3-1. The Islanders lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Keith Getson and Alex Dostie also buried goals for the Islanders. Jordan Martel had the lone goal for the Drakkar. Mark Grametbauer made 16 saves in the win for Charlottetown. Antoine Samuel stopped 29 of 32 shots in the loss for Baie-Comeau.
Bathurst(6) vs Quebec(11)
In Quebec City, Que., Jeffrey Truchon-Viel had two goals an an assist as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan downed the Quebec Remparts 7-3. The Titan lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Vladimir Kuznetsov had two goals while Jordan Maher, Christophe Boivin, and Dawson Theede added single markers for the Titan. Matthew Boucher, Derek Gentile and Andrew Coxhead replied with goals for the Remparts.
Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made 19 saves for Acadie-Bathurst. Evgeny Kiselev stopped five of seven shots before being replaced by Dereck Baribeau, who allowed four goals on 31 shots. Baribeau was tagged with the loss for Quebec.
Cape Breton(7) vs Gatineau(10)
In Gatineau, Que., the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles beat the Gatineau Olympiques 5-2. The Screaming Eagles leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Jordan Ty Fournier, Drake Batherson, Alexis Sansfaçon, Giovanni Fiore and Yannik Bertrand each fired home goals for the Screaming Eagles. Zack MacEwen and Daniel Del Paggio each scored goals for the Olympiques.
Kyle Jessiman made 21 saves in the win for Cape Breton. Mathieu Bellemare stopped 14 of 17 shots, before being replaced by Tristan Bérubé, who allowed two goals on 21 shots in his 40:10 of relief.
Shawinigan(3) vs Val-d’Or(14)
In Val-d’Or, Que., Dennis Yan had a hat trick and Alexis D’Aoust had two goals and an assist as the Shawinigan Cataractes doubled the Val-d’Or Foreurs 6-3. The Cataractes lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Mathieu Olivier also netted a goal for the Cataractes. Jake Smith, Alexis Pépin and Maxim Mizyurin replied with goals for the Foreurs. Mikhail Denisov made 25 saves for Shawinigan. Etienne Montpetit turned side 33 of 38 shots in the loss for Val-d’Or.
Rouyn-Noranda(2) vs Halifax(15)
In Halifax, N.S., Olivier Tremblay stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies blanked the Halifax Mooseheads 2-0. The Huskies lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Zachary Lauzon and Manuel Wiederer each scored goals for the Huskies. Alexis Gravel stopped 43 of 44 shots in the loss for Halifax.
Chicoutimi(8) vs Victoriaville(9)
In Victoriaville, Que., Joey Ratelle had a goal and an assist in the Chicoutimi Saguenéens 5-2 win over the Victoriaville Tigres. The Saguenéens lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Brendan Hamelin, Zachary Lavigne, Kelly Klima, and Antoine Marcoux also scored for the Saguenéens. Félix Lauzon and Maxime Comtois answered with goals for the Tigres. Julio Billia made 24 saves in the win for Chicoutimi. Tristan Côté-Cazenave stopped 27 of 31 shots in the loss for Victoriaville.