The Drummondville Voltigeurs game themselves some breathing room atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Central Division with a 10-3 rout of the P.E.I. Rocket on Wednesday.
Led by three goals and an assist from Patrik Prokop, the win gave Drummondville (44-9-0-3) a five-point cushion over the Shawinigan Cataractes atop the Central. The Idle Cataractes have a game in hand.
The Voltigeurs increased their winning streak to six games, and with 91 points they have the best record in the QMJHL and have already wrapped up a playoff spot. Still, they haven't been able to put away pesky Shawinigan, which has kept pace thanks to its potent offence. The Cataractes have 245 goals, second only to Drummondville.
The Rocket, meanwhile, fell to 20-28-4-5, fifth in the six-team Atlantic Division.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Montreal 3 Victoriaville 2; Rimouski 5 Quebec 0; and Lewiston 1 Baie-Comeau 0.
At Charlottetown, Yannick Riendeau and Philippe Lefebvre each had two goals and an assist for Drummondville, while Dany Masse, Mike Hoffman and Jonathan Brunelle also scored.
Brandon Street, with tow goals, and Benjamin Casavant replied for P.E.I.
Antoine Tardif made 20 saves for the Voltigeurs while Bobby Nadeau stopped 32 shots for the Rocket.
Junior 3 Tigres 2
At Montreal, Darick Ste-Marie scored the game-winner as the Junior came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Victoriaville.
Pier-Antoine Dion scored twice for Montreal (27-24-1-2).
Maxime Tanguay and Travis McIsaac replied for the Tigres (27-28-1-1).
Oceanic 5 Remparts 0
At Rimouski, Que., Patrice Cormier scored twice and Maxim Gougeon made 20 saves as the Oceanic blanked Quebec.
Gleason Fournier, Philippe Cornet and Marc-Andre Bourdon also scored for Rimouski (33-22-1-0).
Charles Lavigne made 38 saves for the Remparts (41-11-0-3).
Maineiacs 1 Drakkar 0
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Adrien Lemay made 43 saves as Lewiston blanked the Drakkar.
Matt Bourdeau scored for Lewiston (19-36-1-1).
Nathan Dunnett stopped 22 shots for Baie-Comeau (16-31-5-2).