The surging Moncton Wildcats used an explosive first period to take another step up the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League standings.
The Wildcats scored four goals in the first and went on to hammer the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 8-3 on Thursday.
Alex Saulnier, Ross Johnston and Yannick Veilleux each had two goals for Moncton (13-9-0), which has won eight of its last ten games.
Dmitri Jaskin and Mitchell Deruelle also had singles for the Wildcats.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Drummondville 5, Gatineau 2; Blainville-Boisbriand 4, Sherbrooke 2; and Chicoutimi 7, Victoriaville 2.
At Moncton, N.B., Mathieu Brisebois and Jean-Sebastien Dea put the Huskies on the scoreboard in the second.
Jonathan Delorme added another goal for Rouyn-Noranda (13-7-1) in the third, but Johnston scored both of his goals in the final 10 minutes and Veilleux also scored to put the game out of reach.
Moncton goaltender Alex Dubeau made 20 saves for the win, while at the other end Robin Gusse and Alexandre Belanger let in four goals apiece on 35 shots.
Voltigeurs 5, Olympiques 2
At Drummondville, Que., Oliver Archambault scored twice as the Voltigeurs (12-10-0) cruised past Gatineau (6-13-1).
Armada 4, Phoenix 2
At Sherbrooke, Que., Cedric Paquette's two goals helped Blainville-Boisbriand (16-5-2) double the league-worst Phoenix (4-16-2).
Sagueneens 7, Tigres 2
At Chicoutimi, Que., the Sagueneens (9-10-3) opened a 5-0 lead en route to a big win over Victoriaville (10-8-3).
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