SHERBROOKE, Que. – The Sherbrooke Phoenix sits atop the Western Conference in points and goals scored. They lived up to their reputation on Sunday.
Xavier Parent had a goal and two assists as the Phoenix beat the Drummondville Voltigeurs 6-2 in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League duel.
The locals did not start the match as expected. Jérémy Lapointe put the Voltigeurs ahead just 1:05 after the opening face-off.
The Phoenix (39-15-4) however recovered by scoring five unanswered goals and no longer looked back. Justin Gill, Israel Mianscum, Parent, David Spacek and Joshua Roy hit the mark during this streak. Ethan Gauthier also hit the target late in the game for the Phoenix.
Roy, who reached 100 points this season on Friday in a 4-2 loss to the Voltigeurs, also had an assist to bring his total to 102 points in 56 games.
Édouard Charron was the other scorer for the Voltigeurs (27-21-11), who had won their last four games before facing the Phoenix.
Jakob Robillard stopped 17 shots in the win.
Jacob Goobie started the game for the Voltigeurs, but was replaced after giving up four goals on 12 shots. Riley Mercer made 12 relief saves.
Dufour remains co-leader with Roy
Thomas Couture stopped 37 shots and the St John Sea Dogs overthrew one of the powerhouses of the Courteau circuit the Quebec Remparts 4-2.
William Villeneuve, Josh Lawrence, Peter Reynolds and Vincent Sévigny scored for the Sea Dogs.
William Dufour, co-leading with Roy in the scoring standings, got an assist for his 102nd point of the season.
Louis Crevier and Théo Rochette each had a goal and an assist for the Remparts, who share the top spot in the QMJHL standings with the Charlottetown Islanders.
Nice comeback from the Océanic
The Rimouski Océanic erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Shawinigan Cataractes 5-4.
William Dumoulin scored two of the goals for the Océanic. Luka Verreault and Alexander Gaudio had a goal and an assist in the win.
As for the locals, Pierrick Dubé distinguished himself with a goal and two assists.
Corbeil, the hero of the Drakkar
Benjamin Corbeil flashed the red light 36 seconds into overtime and allowed the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to defeat the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5-4.
Isaac Dufort of the Drakkar sent the debate into overtime when he hit the target with barely two minutes left in the game.
Rouleau leads the charge for the Sags
William Rouleau collected a goal and an assist and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens prevailed 3-1 against the Victoriaville Tigres.
Sergei Litvinov made 29 saves in the win.
The Isles have the final say on the Eagles
The Charlottetown Islanders came from behind to defeat the Cape Breton Eagles 2-1.
Jakub Brabenec and Brett Budgell hit the mark for the Islanders. Logan Camp was the Eagles’ lone scorer.