Michael Nishi earned his first Quebec Major Junior Hockey League shutout as the Gatineau Olympiques blanked the host Shawinigan Cataractes 3-0 on Saturday.
The 19-year-old goaltender has suited up in 17 games this season with Gatineau after spending parts of last season split between the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Ottawa 67's.
He's now 6-10-1 with a 3.64 goals-against average and .888 save percentage.
Emile Poirier scored twice and set up one more for the Olympiques (8-13-1), who have won back-to-back games, and Anthony Cortese scored the other. Tomas Hyka chipped in with two assists.
Marvin Cupper stopped 14-of-17 shots in a losing cause for the Cataractes (4-16-3), who have lost three straight and sit one point from dead last in the QMJHL standings.
Gatineau scored on its only power-play opportunity while Shawinigan failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Baie-Comeau 6, Rimouski 2 and Val-d'Or 6, P.E.I. 3.
At Shawinigan, Que., the Olympiques produced all of their offence in the first period and Nishi stood his ground the rest of the way.
Cortese opened the scoring for Gatineau 4:58 into first.
Poirier then scored on the power play at 12:37 and one minute later he added his second goal of the game.
The Cataractes outshot Gatineau 18-8 in the final 40 minutes, however they were unable to get anything past Nishi.
Drakkar 6 Oceanic 2
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Raphael Bussieres and Valentin Zykov each scored twice as the Drakkar (16-4-2) picked up at least one point in their 14th straight game by beating Rimouski (12-8-4).
Foreurs 6 Rocket 3
At Charlottetown, Anthony Mantha scored three times and set up one more while Francois Tremblay made 32 saves as Val-d'Or (12-9-2) doubled up Cape Breton (13-9-1) for its third straight victory.
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