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Drummondville Voltigeurs crush Lewiston Maineiacs 7-0; win 16th straight

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Philippe Lefebvre and Jake Allen kept the Drummondville Voltigeurs white hot entering the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

Lefebvre had a hat trick and an assist while Allen made 15 saves as the Voltigeurs blasted the Lewiston Maineiacs 7-0 in QMJHL action Sunday night.

Drummondville has closed out the regular season with 16 straight wins, including four shutouts in that span. The Voltigeurs were last defeated on Feb. 5, a 5-2 loss to the Victoriaville Tigres.

The Voltigeurs now have the second best record in the QMJHL, with 104 points. They'll take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the first round of the playoffs.

The other Eastern Conference playoff match-ups are: Saint John Sea Dogs v. P.E.I. Rocket; Moncton Wildcats v. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles; Victoriaville Tigres v. Shawinigan Cataractes.

In the Western Conference it will be: Quebec Remparts v. Baie-Comeau Drakkar; Rimouski Oceanic v. Chicoutimi Sagueneens; Rouyn-Noranda Huskies v. Val-d'Or Foreurs and Montreal Junior v. Gatineau Olympiques.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was Quebec 8 Baie-Comeau 0; Cape Breton 4 Acadie-Bathurst 2; Chicoutimi 4 Rimouski 3; P.E.I. 3 Halifax 2 (OT); Gatineau 4 Val-d'Or 3 (OT); Victoriaville 7 Shawinigan 3; Rouyn-Noranda 5 Montreal 1 and Moncton 5 Saint John 2. At Drummondville, Que., Sean Couturier, Gabriel Dumont, Marc-Olivier Vachon and Ondrej Palat rounded out the Voltigeurs' (51-15-2) offence.

Adrien Lemay stopped 13 shots for Lewiston (23-42-3).

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Remparts 8 Drakkar 0

At Quebec, Louis Domingue stopped 22 shots as the Remparts blanked Baie-Comeau.

Mikhail Stefanovich scored twice for Quebec (41-20-7), while Dmitri Kugryshev had a goal and three assists. Danick Paquette, Ryan Bourque, Dominic Savoie, Olivier Hinse and Matthew Brown added goals.

Nathan Dunnett made 11 saves for the Drakkar (21-40-7) before giving way to Simon Giroux who turned away 28 shots.

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Screaming Eagles 4 Titan 2

At Bathurst, N.B., Nick MacNeil had back-to-back goals as Cape Breton doubled the Titan.

Jacob Lagace and Felix Bergeron added goals for the Screaming Eagles (41-22-5).

Bryce Milson and Eric Faille replied for Acadie-Bathurst (25-37-6).

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Sagueneens 4 Oceanic 3

At Rimouski, Que., Marc-Andre Levasseur had the short-handed winner as Chicoutimi stunned the Oceanic.

Emrik Guillemette, Alexandre Lavoie and Christophe Tremblay also scored for the Sagueneens (26-33-9).

Felix Lefrancois had a pair of goals for Rimouski (34-27-7), while Alex Belzile added a goal.

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Rocket 3 Mooseheads 2 (OT)

At Charlottetown, Adam Polasek had the power-play winner as P.E.I. edged Halifax in overtime.

Jimmy Oligny and Ben Duffy scored in regulation for the Rocket (35-25-8).

Tomas Knotek and Gabriel Desjardins found the net for the Mooseheads (13-48-7).

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Olympiques 4 Foreurs 3 (OT)

At Gatineau, Que., Alex Noel scored twice including in overtime as the Olympiques slipped past Val-d'Or.

Denis Kindl and Tye McGinn also scored for Gatineau (30-33-5).

Alexandre Touchette had a pair of goals for the Foreurs (22-38-8), while Jonathan Hazen had a power-play goal.

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Tigres 7 Cataractes 3

At Shawinigan, Que., Philip-Michael Devos had two goals and set up just as many as Victoriaville dropped the Cataractes.

Travis McIsaac, Joel Chouinard and Brandon Hynes scored on the power play for the Tigres (46-19-3). Andrej Nestrasil and Yanni Gourde rounded out the offence.

Dave Labrecque had a goal and two assists for Shawinigan (31-29-8), while Pierre-Alexandre Vandall and Yannick Veilleux chipped in as well.

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Huskies 5 Junior 1

At Verdun, Que., Jeff Desjardins scored twice as Rouyn-Noranda downed Montreal.

Jordan Caron, Jerome Raymond and Pier-Luc Giguere supplied the rest of the offence for the Huskies (41-21-6).

Jeremy Gouchie had the only goal for the Junior (31-30-7).

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Wildcats 5 Sea Dogs 2

At Moncton, N.B., Mark Barberio had a pair of goals to lift the Wildcats over Saint John.

Gabriel Bourque scored on a penalty shot for Moncton (48-14-6), while Daniel Pettersson and Marek Hrivik also scored.

Tomas Jurco had both scores for the Sea Dogs (53-12-3).

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