The Halifax Mooseheads retained their supremacy in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — but they needed a shootout to do it.
MacKenzie Weeger scored in the sixth round of the shootout as league-leading Halifax rallied to beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-4 on Wednesday.
Jonathan Drouin scored twice for Halifax (42-5-3), which won its third straight and moved 11 points ahead of second-place Rimouski.
Peter Trainor and Alexandre Lavoie each scored twice for the Oceanic (35-11-6), which had a 10-game winning streak snapped.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Baie-Comeau 8, Acadie-Bathurst 4; Blainville-Boisbriand 4, Chicoutimi 0; and Rouyn-Noranda 5, Shawinigan 3.
At Halifax, Drouin opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game, but Trainor tied it a little over a minute later and Lavoie's power-play goal at 9:06 gave Rimouski a 2-1 lead.
Lavoie scored his second at 5:14 in the second period, but Drouin cut the lead to one on the power play at 10:58.
Trainor scored five minutes into the third for a 4-2 Oceanic lead, but Frk scored with the man advantage at 8:48 and MacKinnon tied the game just under two minutes later.
Drakkar 8, Titan 4
Armada 4, Sagueneens 0
At Chicoutimi, Que., Etienne Marcoux made 33 saves as Blainville-Boisbriand (31-14-6) shut out the Sagueneens (24-25-5).
Huskies 5, Cataractes 3
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., the Huskies (31-20-1) scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat Shawinigan (12-34-6).
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