Evan Boucher, Jordan Dumais and Mathieu Cataford scored twice as the Halifax Mooseheads crushed the Cape Breton Eagles 9-2 on Tuesday.
Zachary Beauregard, who finished with four points, Attilio Biasca and Markus Vidicek were the other scorers for Halifax. Ivan Ivan and Nicholas Girouard found the back of the net for the Eagles.
The Mooseheads wasted no time in taking the lead in the game when Boucher put on his 17and of the season after just a minute and two seconds of play. Cape Breton replied quickly with the 16and of Girouard at 3:23 of the initial period.
Halifax then went on to score seven goals between the sixth minute of the first period and the second minute of the third period. Ivan Ivan offered a balm to the fans with a goal that made it 8-2 with just over five minutes to play before seeing Cataford score the last goal of Cape Breton’s ordeal.
The poor goalkeeper Rémi Delafontaine was in front of his net for the nine goals scored by Halifax. He finished the afternoon with 33 saves. His vis-à-vis, Mathis Rousseau, repelled 26 pucks. For Halifax, it was a third straight win.
Simoneau bleached on his return
Xavier Simoneau was shut out in his first game since March 8, but that didn’t stop the Charlottetown Islanders from beating the Moncton Wildcats 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday.
The goal that made the difference came from forward Patrick Guay, who scored his second of the game. These were the 42and and 43and Guay’s goals this season, moving him to second place in the QMJHL ahead of Xavier Parent. Defender Lukas Cormier scored the other goal for the winners.
All three of the visitors’ goals came after Moncton took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Brooklyn Kalmikov and Thomas Darcy. Goaltender Francesco Lapenna saved 21 pucks for the victory while Jonathan Lemieux gave up on 31and throw aimed at him on the winning goal.
Paid visit on the North Shore for Chicoutimi
The Chicoutimi Saguenéens defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 to 3 at the Center Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau.
William Rouleau scored two goals and Kevyn Brassard saved 36 pucks to help his team claim the victory. Michaël Pellerin, Marc-Antoine Séguin and Jacob Newcombe, with the winning goal, scored for Chicoutimi.
Xavier Fortin, Benjamin Corbeil and Isaac Dufort provided backup for Baie-Comeau.
Both teams appeared to be headed for overtime before Newcombe slapped the needle at 17:11 of the third period. William Rouleau put the finishing touches with an empty net goal.
Both teams fired 39 shots. Olivier Ciarlo made 34 saves on 38 shots.
Jérémy Lapointe offers victory to the Voltigeurs
Despite Kale McCallum’s double, the Val d’Or Foreurs lost 3 to 2 to the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Jérémy Lapointe spoiled the party for Val d’Or by scoring the winning goal with 57 seconds left in the third period. Sam Olivier and Tyler Peddle also found the back of the net in the visitors’ camp.
Foreurs goaltender Adam Rouleau was busy, stopping 39 of 42 shots he faced in the loss.
Cardinal hurts Tigers at home
Zachary Cardinal found the back of the net twice and the Blanville-Boisbriand Armada posted a 4-1 win over the Tigres in Victoriaville.
Alexis Gendron opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the first period. Zachary Cardinal and Mikaël Denis then took part in the scoring to give the Armada a three-goal lead.
Maxime Pellerin is the only one to have hit the target in the Victoriaville camp. He scored on a power play, before seeing Zachary Cardinal respond with his second goal of the game, this time with a man down in the second period.