Etienne Boutet scored a natural hat trick and added an assist Wednesday as the Gatineau Olympiques thumped the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7-0 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Adam Chapman and Simon Tardif-Richard each added a goal and an assist for Gatineau (16-21-3), while Derek Sheppard and Deric Boudreau also scored.
David Honzik stopped 49-of-56 shots in taking the loss for Cape Breton (9-26-7).
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Halifax 7, Acadie-Bathurst 2; Val-d'Or 5, Drummondville 1; and Baie-Comeau 4, Sherbrooke 3.
At Sydney, N.S., Boutet opened the scoring at 12:37 of the first, added his second just under four minutes later and completed his hat trick at 17:24 of the middle period with a short-handed effort.
Gatineau added four more goals in the third period, with Chapman scoring at even strength before Tardif-Richard, Sheppard and Boudreau added goals on the power play.
Mooseheads 7, Titan 2
At Bathurst, N.B., Matthew Boudreau scored twice and Luca Ciampini and Darcy Ashley each added a goal and three assists as Halifax (33-4-3) hammered the Titan (17-21-5).
Foreurs 5, Voltigeurs 1
At Val-d'Or, Que., Loik Poudrier had a goal and three assists as the Foreurs (21-17-3) got past Drummondville (23-15-3).
Drakkar 4, Phoenix 3
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau scored the winner with 2:24 left in regulation as the Drakkar (28-11-3) edged Sherbrooke (11-24-6).