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Champagne leads charge with six points as P.E.I. destroys the Drakkar 11-2 @NHLdotcom

After scoring 18 goals in two games, the P.E.I. Rocket probably wish the Baie-Comeau Drakkar would visit more often.

Joel Champagne had six points, with a goal and five assists, as P.E.I. unloaded on the Drakkar 11-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Saturday night.

The win was the Rocket's second blowout in two nights against Baie-Comeau. On Friday, they sunk the Drakkar by a score of 7-2. The only other game this season between the two clubs was a 3-1 victory for the Rocket on Oct. 10, 2008 in Baie-Comeau.

Saturday marked P.E.I.'s best offensive output since Feb. 3, 2007, when they beat the Sea Dogs 11-5 in Saint John.

The Rocket led 4-1 after one period and 8-2 after two, outshooting Baie-Comeau 33-13 in the first 40 minutes.

Chris Doyle, the leading scorer on P.E.I. (19-23-4-5) had a goal and four assists, while Jordan Escott and Benjamin Cassavant added two goals and an assist each. Brandon MacLean scored twice, Jarrad Struthers had a goal and two assists and Jean-Philippe Mathieu added four assists for the Rocket. Stuart Lenehan and Maxime Levesque rounded out the scoring.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Quebec 2, Moncton 0; and Lewiston 3, Montreal 2 (SO).

At Charlottetown, Marc-Olivier Mimar and Gabriel Bourque found the net for the Drakkar (15-26-5-2).

Bobby Nadeau made 16 saves to earn the win, while Baie-Comeau netminding duty was split between Francois Lacerte, who allowed eight goals on 33 shots, and Nathan Dunnett, who stopped 15 of 18 shots in the third period.


Remparts 2, Wildcats 0

At Moncton, Charles Lavigne recorded his league-leading fifth shutout of the season, stopping 30 shots to help Quebec blank the Wildcats.

Dmitri Kugryshev scored in the second period and Benjamin Breault added an empty-netter for the Remparts (37-9-0-3).

Nicola Riopel, who sits second to Lavigne with four shutouts on the season, made 30 saves for Moncton (35-7-2-3).


Maineiacs 3, Junior 2 (SO)

At Lewiston, Maine, Maxime Gratchev and Danick Paquette scored the only goals of the shootout as the Maineiacs edged Montreal.

Gratchev and Paquette each added an assist in regulation for Lewiston (17-33-0-1), which got goals from Etienne Brodeur and Dominic Savoie.

Guillaume Asselin and Jeremy Gouchie replied for the Junior (24-19-1-2), who lost their third straight.

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