Noah Dobson and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are tied 2-2 with Arnaud Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads in the best-of-seven series in the QMJHL 2019 Rogers President Cup Final.
Both Dobson (2G, 4A) and Durandeau (2G, 4A) have six points through the first four games of the series.
The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies claimed Game 1 with a convincing 5-2 victory on home ice on Thursday night. Dobson, the Islanders' 2018 first-round pick (12th overall) was named first star of the night after a three-point night (1G, 2A) including the game-winning goal. Durandeau, the Islanders' 2017 sixth-round pick (165th overall), had an assist in Game 1.
The Mooseheads took Game 2 in double overtime with a 5-4 final at Rouyn-Noranda on Friday night. Durandeau scored the Mooseheads third goal of the evening. Dobson, also scored in Game 2 for the Huskies.
Rouyn-Noranda beat Halifax 5-2 in Game 3. Dobson and Durandeau each recorded an assist in the game.
Halifax evened the series up 2-2 with a 5-1 win in Game 4. Durandeau keyed the win with three points (1G, 2A) and was named the first star of the game.
Dobson now has 26 points (8G, 18A) in 18 games in the postseason, tops among QMJHL defensemen.
Durandeau is riding a seven-game point streak (4G, 5A) and has 19 points (9G, 10A) overall in the playoffs.
The remaining schedule of the series is as follows:
Game 1 - May 2 | Rouyn-Noranda 5 vs Halifax 2
Game 2 - May 3 | Halifax 5 at Rouyn-Noranda 4 2OT
Game 3 - May 6 | Rouyn-Noranda 5 at Halifax 2
Game 4 - May 7 | Halifax 5 vs Rouyn-Noranda 1
Game 5 - Thurs., May 9 at Rouyn-Noranda, 7:00 PM ET *
Game 6 - Sat., May 11 at Halifax, 3:00 PM ET *
Game 7 - Mon., May 13 at Rouyn-Noranda, 7:00 PM ET *
Note: Both Halifax and Rouyn-Noranda have qualified for the 2019 Memorial Cup. Halifax received an automatic bid as the tournament host, meaning the Huskies will be the QMJHL representative as the highest-remaining seed, regardless of who wins the league title.