Xavier Parent had a five-point night as Joshua Roy scored four points in Sherbrooke Phoenix’s 7-0 win over Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Thursday in the QMJHL’s first playoff game.
Sherbrooke takes the lead in this best-of-five series.
Parent had two goals and three assists, while Roy, a Montreal Canadiens junior, had two goals and two assists.
Goalkeeper Jakob Robillard blocked 22 shots to sign the shutout.
Julien Anctil had two assists and one for Phoenix, who scored four goals in six power plays.
Ethan Gauthier scored the other goal.
David Spacek had four assists.
Drakkar goalkeeper Olivier Adam faced 45 shots.
The Ramparts bomb the Sags
The Quebec Remparts beat the Chicoutimi Saguenéens 6-1 to take the lead in the series.
Saguenéens 1 – ramparts 6
Quebec beat Quebec 57-11, including 12-1 in the first period and 25-2 in the third.
Olivier Coulombe had one goal and two assists, Viljama Marjala three assists and Mikael Huchette and Louis Crevier one goal and one assist each.
Zachary Bolduc, Xavier Filion and Zachary Gravel were the other scorers for the Remparts not to lose in regular time in their last nine regular-season games.
Despite the remparts’ dominance, Kevyn Brassard was able to keep the sags in play until the second. He made 40 saves on 45 shots before giving way to Sergei Litvinov in the middle of third place.
Thomas Bégin scored the only goal for the Saguenéens in a 1-1 draw in the second game. The Remparts then took control of the game with five goals unanswered.
Xavier Bourgault inspires the Cataracts
The Shawinigan Cataractes scored four first-half goals in a one-sided 6-1 win over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Shawinigan has a 1-0 lead in this series.
Xavier Bourgault was the spark of victory with three goals and an assist.
Lou-Félix Denis, Jordan Tourigny and Pierrick Dubé have the others for the cataracts.
For his part, Mavrik Bourque had four assists.
Cataractes goalkeeper Antoine Coulombe lost his shutout with 16 seconds remaining in the third period when Alex Arsenault managed to break through his shell.
Rimouski has the last word
The Rimouski Oceanic scored three unanswered goals to save themselves in a 3-1 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Rimouski takes a 1-0 lead in this first-round series. The Sea Dogs, the big favorites in this confrontation, had won their last 15 games to finish the regular game.
After Riley Bezeau opened the scoring for the Sea Dogs at 5:29 of the first period, Rimouski built away that narrow lead before taking control.
Louis Robin leveled the game early in the second round and the score was 1-1 after 40 minutes.
It was Julien Béland’s goal at 13:08 of the third period that made the difference.
Xavier Cormier took his second point of the game with an empty net goal with 66 seconds remaining in regulation time.
Goalkeeper Gabriel Robert blocked 31 of the 32 shots he had in front of the Océanic goal.
Jérémy Michel raises the foreurs
Jérémy Michel scored at 8:10 of extra time in Val-d’Or Foreurs’ 2-1 win over Gatineau Olympiques.
The Foreurs lead the series 1-0.
Michel, who had missed a breakaway chance a few minutes earlier, used a power play to beat Rémi Poirier.
Mathieu Bizier gave Gatineau the lead in first gear with seconds to go.
The 1-0 lead lasted until 5:03 of game three when Justin Robidas equalized the odds.
Kale McCallum was involved in both Foreurs goals. Goalkeeper Tristan Boileau had to give up 42 shots in the win.
Gabriel Jackson’s winning goal
Gabriel Jackson broke the deadlock in the third period and the Drummondville Voltigeurs won 2-1 over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
Jackson completed a play by Alexis Morin to score the winning goal.
Drummondville leads the series 1-0.
The Voltigeurs were on a seven-game losing streak and the Armada’s winning streak was down to two.
After a scoreless first third, Jacob Dion opened the scoring in the middle third with 3:16.
Kieran Craig leveled the game at 15:04 for the Armada’s only goal in the loss.
Dumais scores twice
Jordan Dumais led the Halifax Mooseheads in offense with two goals in a 6-3 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
Halifax takes a 1-0 lead in a row.
James Swan, Mathieu Cataford, Zachary Beauregard and Markus Vidicek in the empty goal have the other goals.
Elliot Desnoyers had three assists and Jake Furlong was an accomplice in two goals for his team.
For the Titan, Bennett MacArthur, Zach Biggar and Marc-André Gaudet provided the answer.
Riley Kidney, who belongs to the Canadiens, didn’t get a point and finished the game with 2 under.
The islanders enforce their law
Patrick Guay had a goal and three assists in the Charlottetown Islanders’ 7-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats.
The Islanders take a 1-0 lead.
Charlottetown scored four times in the first half and never looked back.
Lukas Cormier had one goal and two assists while Xavier Simoneau was an accomplice in three goals for his team.
Zachary Roy, William Trudeau, Brett Budgell, Oscar Plandowski and Jakub Brabenec have the others.
For Moncton, the cue came from Yoan Loshing and Jaxon Bellamy.
In the loss, goaltender Jonathan Lemieux faced a 39-shot shot.