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Drummondville reaches 50 wins with 4-1 victory over the Wildcats

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The Drummondville Voltigeurs used their high-powered offence to reach a milestone on Saturday night, and they did it against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's best defensive team.

Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist as Drummondville won its 50th game of the season, beating the Moncton Wildcats 4-1.

Hoffman's goal, scored in the first minute of the second period, was the eventual game-winner for the first-place Voltigeurs (50-10-0-4), who lead the league in scoring with 321 goals. Last season, Drummondville finished last in the league with 51 regulation losses and only 177 goals.

Moncton (44-12-2-4), which leads the Atlantic Division, has only allowed 133 goals in 62 games, 25 less than any other team in the QMJHL.

On Saturday, the Voltigeurs broke through the Wildcats' defence early, with Yannick Riendeau scoring his 56th goal of the season on a power play less than two minutes into the game. It was Drummondville's only power play opportunity, while Moncton failed to convert on eight chances.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Gatineau 5, Lewiston 0; P.E.I. 5, Saint John 3; and Baie-Comeau 5, Val-d'Or 4 (SO).

At Drummondville, Que., Philippe Bergeron and Samson Mahbod also scored for the Voltigeurs, who reached the 50-win plateau for the first time in franchise history.

Andrew Roski found the net for Moncton, which has lost two in a row after dropping a 4-3 decision to the Victoriaville Tigres on Friday.

Marco Cousineau made 29 saves for Drummondville, while Wildcats netminder Nicola Riopel stopped 35 shots.

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Olympiques 5, Maineiacs 0

At Gatineau, Que., Marc-Antoine Gelinas stopped 19 shots as the Olympiques blanked Lewiston.

Alain Goulet scored twice and added an assist, while Dave Nolin, Josh McQuade and Nicolas Boyer also scored for Gatineau (34-23-2-3).

Peter Delmas made 30 saves for the Maineiacs (21-40-1-1).

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Rocket 5, Sea Dogs 3

At Charlottetown, Benjamin Casavant scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Rocket took down Saint John.

Maxime Levesque had a goal and two assists and Michael Snow also scored for P.E.I. (22-30-4-5).

Michael Kirkpatrick, Nathan Beaulieu and Nicholas Pard replied for the Sea Dogs (30-27-2-2).

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Drakkar 5, Foreurs 4 (SO)

At Val-d'Or, Que., Jordan Bernier scored in the fourth round of the shootout as Baie-Comeau outlasted the Foreurs.

Guillaume Goulet scored in regulation and the shootout, while Felix Petit had two goals and Gabriel Bourque also scored for the Drakkar (18-34-7-2), who snapped a four-game losing skid.

Keven Guerette-Charland had the lone shootout marker for Val-d'Or (18-36-3-5), while Jonathan Hazen and Derek Famulare both had a goal and an assist. Samuel Morneau and Jeremiah Coon-Come added goals.

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