SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Shawinigan's Storm Phaneuf did everything he could to give his club a chance to win, but in the end the Gatineau Olympiques edged the Cataractes 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Phaneuf turned away 50 shots through 65 minutes and eight more shooters in the shootout before Gatineau's Elie Berube scored the winner in the 11th round.
Derek Sheppard and Simon Tardif-Richard scored in regulation for the Olympiques (26-14-1), who out shot Shawinigan 52-20.
Alexandre Grand-Maison and Alex Pawelczyk each scored once in the first period for the Cataractes (10-27-4), despite only registering three shots against Gatineau goaltender Robert Steeves.
Steeves was replaced by Anthony Brodeur to start the second period and the 18-year-old stopped all 17 shots he faced for the victory.
The Olympiques went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Cataractes failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.
ISLANDERS 4 WILDCATS 1
CHARLOTTETOWN — Alexandre Goulet scored his 18th goal of the season 34 seconds into the game to set the pace for a Wildcat thumping by the Islanders.
Matthew Cusson, Daniel Sprong and Spenser Cobbold also scored for Charlottetown (16-20-5), who outshot Moncton 47-22.
Christopher Caissy had the Wildcats' lone goal at 18:58 of the third period. J.C. Campagna got the assist.
Goaltender Jason Rioux turned aside 43 shots for Moncton (22-18-2), while Mason McDonald picked up the win with 21 saves.
SEA DOGS 2 TITAN 1
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Sebastien Auger made 39 saves, and Matthew Highmore scored the eventual winner on the power play at 15:08 of the first period to lead the Sea Dogs over the Titan.
Stephen Anderson scored his 11th of the year for Saint John (11-25-3) at 7:27 of the first.
Raphael Lafontaine scored a power-play goal at 9:22 of the third period for Acadie-Bathurst (15-21-4), which outshot the Sea Dogs 40-29.
Jacob Brennan made 27 saves in the losing effort.
REMPARTS 6 PHOENIX 3
QUEBEC CITY — Olivier Archambault scored two goals, including a short-handed marker, and added an assist as the Remparts doubled up Sherbrooke.
Simon Desbiens, Carl Neill, and Tim Wieser replied for Sherbrooke (13-25-4), who was outshot 40-30.
Gabriel Parent made 34 saves in the losing effort while Quebec's Francois Brassard stopped 27 shots.
HUSKIES 5 VOLTIGEURS 3
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Francis Beauvillier scored a hat trick and Marcus Power had a goal and three assists to lead the Huskies over the Voltigeurs.
Quinn O'Brien also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (24-11-5), who was 4-for-7 on power-play chances. Francis Perron chipped in with three assists.
Frederick Gaudreau had a goal and two assists, and Joey Ratelle and Nikolas Brouillard also scored for Drummondville (26-13-2). The Voltiguers were 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Alexandre Belanger made 30 saves for the win and Louis-Philip Guidon stopped 17 shots in defeat. Joe Fleschler played the final 25 seconds for Drummondville and gave up zero goals.