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

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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.

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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).

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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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