BAIE-COMEAU, Que. - Philippe Cadorette made 28 saves as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar beat the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in the first round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs on Saturday.
Alexandre Ranger, Gabriel Verpaelst and Charles Hudon each scored for the Drakkar.
Alex Filiatrault had the lone goal for Shawinigan in the dying minutes of regulation.
Marvin Cupper did all he could to keep the Cataractes in the game. He finished with a jaw-dropping 61 saves, and was especially good in the first when he kept the game scoreless despite Shawinigan being outshot 23-13.
OCEANIC 6 SAGUENEENS 1
RIMOUSKI, Que. — Samuel Morin scored a pair of goals as the Oceanic crushed Chicoutimi.
Dominic Beauchemin had the only goal for the Sagueneens.
Philippe Desrosiers made 17 saves in net for Rimouski. At the other end of the ice, Julio Billia allowed five goals on 27 shots. He was replaced late by Domenic Graham, who gave up one goal on four shots.
MOOSEHEADS 7 ISLANDERS 1
HALIFAX — The Mooseheads spotted Charlottetown an early lead before scoring seven in a row to take a 2-0 series lead.
Daniel Sprong gave Charlottetown a brief lead 5:23 into the first period.
VOLTIGEURS 6 TIGRES 5
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Christophe Lalancette scored to lift the Voltigeurs past Victoriaville in a slugfest.
Philippe Hudon had two goals for the Tigres, with Antoine Marcoux, Jean-Francois Plante and Angelo Miceli adding singles.
OLYMPIQUES 8 SCREAMING EAGLES 2
GATINEAU, Que. — Emile Poirier scored a hat trick as the Olympiques rolled over Cape Breton to take a 2-0 series lead.
FOREURS 3 TITAN 0
VAL-D'OR, Que. — Samuel Henley had a pair of goals as the Foreurs shutout Acadie-Bathurst.
Pierre-Maxime Poudrier also scored for Val-d'Or, which took a 2-0 series lead.
Foreurs goaltender Antoine Bibeau stopped 19 shots including a first-period penalty shot by Rafael Lafontaine.
Jacob Brennan, meanwhile, finished with 34 saves for the Titan.
REMPARTS 7 HUSKIES 3
QUEBEC CITY — Nick Sorensen scored a hat trick as the Remparts evened their series with Rouyn-Noranda at a game apiece.
Remparts goaltender Francois Brassard finished with 34 saves. Alexandre Belanger allowed all seven goals on just 17 shots in the Huskies' net. Guillaume Decelles came on to stop five shots in 10 minutes of relief.