December 17, 2011

QMJHL Report for December 16th

QMJHL Report for December 16th

Friday night was busy in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as there were 8 games on the schedule. The top 2 teams were in action as the 1st Place Quebec Remparts hosted the last place PEI Rocket and Saint John traveled to Cape Breton to take on the Screeming Eagles.

PEI Rocket (8-23-4) 3 @ Quebec Remparts (27-6-3) 8
PEI Stayed with the Remparts in the first period as the score was tie 3-3, but Quebec proved to be too strong and pulled away in the second scoring 3 more times and out shooting the Rocket 16-6. Owen Werthner led the Remparts with a goal and 2 assists. Ryan Culkin, Mikhail Grigorenko and Frederick Roy each chipped in with a goal and an assist. Patrick Walsh, Alexandre Comtois, Mikael Tam and Adam Erne rounded out the scoring for the Remparts. Ben Duffy had 2 goals for PEI and Louick Marcotte the other.

Saint John Sea Dogs (27-10-1) 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (14-21-1) 3Mathieu Corbeil picked up his 21 win of the season by turning away 28 of 31 shots and Saint John got goals from Scott Oke (2), Zack Phillips and Kevin Gagne. Dannick Gauthier had 2 assists. Logan Shaw (2) and William Carrier replied for Cape Breton. Phillippe Trudeau had 22 saves in a losing effort.

Halifax Mooseheads (22-10-3) 2 @ Moncton Wildcats (17-17-2) 0Zachary Fucale made 29 saves to earn the shut out and Brad Cuzner, assisted by Alexandre Cote,  scored the game winner 9:23 into the third period to secure the 2 points for the Mooseheads. Cameron Critchlow from Darcy Ashley scored into the empty net with 10 seconds remaining. Roman Will made 34 saves in the loss.

Gatineau Olympiques (16-15-5) 2 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs (14-17-5) 5Olivier Archambault had a three point night with a goal and 2 assists and Dominic Graham made 30 saves in the win. Charlie Connell and Jonathan Oligny both had 2 assists. Rounding out the scoring for Drummondville was Simon Tardif-Richard, Maxime Villemaire, Bryce Milson and Marc-Olivier Brouillard. Jean-Gabriel Pageau 1 & 1 and Tomas Hyka replied for Gatineau.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar(18-15-2) 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres (21-12-2) 1Raphael Bussieres scored twice and Samuel Carrier had a goal and 2 assists as the Drakkar defeated the Victoriaville Tigres. Jonathan Lessard scored the other goal for Baie-Comeau and Tomas Filippi with 2 and Carl Gelinas had the assists. Philippe Halley scored an unassisted marker for Victoriaville.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens (16-11-8) 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic (21-17-0) 6Rimouski’s offence was sparked by Alexander Mallet’s 5 point performance. Mallet scored a hat trick, 2 on the power play, and single markers went to Jerome Leduc-Gauthier, Francis Beauvillier and Alexandre Tanguay. Alex Belzile had 4 assists. Chicoutimi could only get 1 past goaltender Jacob Gervais-Chouinard, despite firing 34 shots in his direction. Jeremy Gregoire was the only succesful shooter.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (19-14-2) 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (12-24-2) 3
The scoring didn’t start until late in the second period as the Armada capitalized on a power play oppurtunity with a goal by Raphael Pouliot. The third period saw six goals by six different players and Etienne Marcoux picked up the win over Robin Gusse.

Shawinigan Cataractes (29-9-4) 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs (15-18-4) 1Shawinigan used goals by Yannick Veilleux, Justin Hache and Bronson Beaton to get past the Foreurs. Thierry Comtois scored and Francois Tremblay made 31 saves in a losing effort.

Saturday night sees 5 games on the schedule with 2 4pm starts. PEI is in Rimouski and Acadie-Bathurst is in Victoriaville. At 7pm Baie-Comeau plays Gatineau, Shawinigan is in Rouyn-Noranda and Blainville-Boisbriand is in Val-d’Or.

Mike Lord

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