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Byron scores OT-winner as Gatineau open series with 2-1 win over Halifax

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Paul Byron scored both goals for Gatineau, including the overtime-winner as the Olympiques beat the Halifax Mooseheads 2-1 Saturday to take Game 1 of their QMJHL semifinal.

Ryan Mior was solid or Gatineau, stopping 32 of 33 shots he faced. Claude Giroux assisted on both goals.

Elsewhere in QMJHL playoff action, it was: Huskies 7, Sea Dogs 5.

At Halifax, Jakub Voracek scored for the Mooseheads, his fifth of the playoffs.

Game 2 is Sunday in Halifax.

Huskies 7, Sea Dogs 5

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Tyler Hawes, Hugo Carpentier, Yannick Riendeau and Pier-Luc Giguere each scored a goal and an assist to lead the Huskies over Saint John, taking a 2-0 series lead in their semifinal.

Jeff Desjardins, Michael Dubuc and Marc-Andre Bourdon also tallied for Rouyn-Noranda.

Scott Howes had a goal and two assists to lead the Sea Dogs, while Pascal Amyot, Christopher DiDomenico, Alexandre Picard-Hooper and Ryan Sparling also tallied.

Game 3 is Tuesday in Saint John, N.B.

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