December 19, 2011

QMJHL Report for December 18th

The last day of action in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, before the Christmas break, is in the books. Quebec and Saint John continued their winning ways and Chicoutimi and Cape Breton went into the break on the right foot.

Quebec Remparts (28-6-3) 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan (18-18-4) 1
Quebec used the strength of 5 different goal scorers to power past the Titan. Michael McNamee, Alexander Comtois and Frederick Roy all had a goal and an assist. Olivier Hinse chipped in 2 assists. Martin Lefebvre and Adam Erne rounded out the scoring for the Remparts. Christophe Losier scored the only goal for Acadie-Bathurst as their 3 big guns were kept quiet by Quebec's defence.

Saint John Sea Dogs (28-10-1) 5 @ Moncton Wildcats (17-18-2) 2Stephen MacAulay scored twice and Zack Phillips added a goal and an assist as Saint John defeated their provincial rivals from Moncton. Kevin Gagne and Grant West finished out the scoring for the Sea Dogs. Allain Saulnier and James Melindy each recorded a goal and an assist in a losing effort. Saint John jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but Moncton grabbed the next 2 goals to make it interesting.

Halifax Mooseheads (22-11-3) 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (15-21-1) 4Cape Breton outplayed the Mooseheads in all facets of the game yesterday, on their way to a win over their Nova Scotia rivals. David Rose, William Cochrane, Sebastien Payette all had single markers and Jonathan Brunelle recorded a goal and 2 assists. William Carrier chipped in 2 assists. The Screaming Eagles out shot Halifax 34-19 including a 17-2 edge in the second period. Rookie Goaltender Zack Fucale  was the reason the score was as close as it was.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens (17-11-8) 5 @ Drummondville Voltiguers (14-18-5) 4Chicoutimi scored three times in the third period to come from behind and defeat the Voltiguers. Guillaume Asselin scored twice, including the game winner, and added an assist, Gabriel Vermette (1&1) and Charles Hudon (2 assists), led the offence for Chicoutimi. Etienne Broduer and Napessis Andre completed the scoring. Drummondville got answers from Maxime Villemaire, Matthew Boudens, Jonathan Oligny and Marc-Olivier Brouillard.

- Mike Lord

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