MONCTON, N.B. - Gabriel Bourque scored twice Sunday to set a franchise record for goals in a single post-season as the Moncton Wildcats trounced the Saint John Sea Dogs 9-3 in Game 2 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final.
Moncton has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship and has outscored Saint John 14-4 over the first two games of the series, with Game 3 set for Tuesday in Saint John.
Bourque's second goal of the game a minute into the second period gave him 16 for the post-season, breaking the old franchise mark of 15 set by Mathieu Benoit in 2000 and equalled by Martins Karsums in 2006.
More importantly, his offensive outburst led Moncton to its second straight one-sided win as it seeks its second Memorial Cup berth in the past five years.
Scott Brannon and Randy Cameron also had two goals apiece for the Wildcats, while Allain Saulnier, Simon Jodoin and Kelsey Tessier added singles. Top prospect Brandon Gormley added two assists.
Mike Thomas, Danick Gauthier and Chuckie Schembri replied for the Sea Dogs, who allowed nine goals in a post-season game for the first time in franchise history.
Nicola Riopel earned his 14th win of the playoffs for the Wildcats, turning aside 25 shots.
Marco Cousineau and Karel St-Laurent made 23 saves for Saint John.