The Chicoutimi Sagueneens earned a point for their coach Richard Martel, but not a coveted milestone.
Cody Linteau had the only goal in the shootout as the P.E.I. Rocket disappointed the Sagueneens 4-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Friday night.
A win would give Martel sole possession of the QMJHL's record for most coaching wins.
The Sagueneens' head coach tied Guy Chouinard with 569 wins last Saturday night.
Martel began his coaching career with the now-defunct St. Hyacinthe Lasers in 1993. Since then he has coached the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Val-d'Or Foreurs.
Chicoutimi's coach will have another crack at the record Sunday when the Sagueneens host Baie-Comeau.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was Cape Breton 3 Acadie-Bathurst 1; Drummondville 3 Quebec 0; Rimouski 7 Lewiston 5; Gatineau 2 Montreal 1 (SO); Saint John 9 Val-d'Or 3 and Victoriaville 3 Shawinigan 2 (SO).
At Chicoutimi, Que., Adam Polasek, Matthew Hobbs and Samson Mahbod supplied the offence for P.E.I. (32-22-7).
Alexis Piette scored twice for the Sagueneens (24-28-9), while Mathieu Populus chipped in as well.
Screaming Eagles 3 Titan 1
At Sydney, N.S., Taylor MacDougall had the short-handed winner as Cape Breton flew to a win over Acadie-Bathurst.
Logan Shaw opened scoring for the Screaming Eagles (36-20-5), while Francis Meilleur added a power-play score.
Jeremie Blain had the only goal for the Titan (21-35-6).
Voltigeurs 3 Remparts 0
At Quebec, Jake Allen made 22 saves as Drummondville blanked the Remparts.
Sean Couturier scored twice for the Voltigeurs (44-15-2), while Toni Ritter also tallied.
Louis Domingue stopped 33 shots for Quebec (37-18-7).
Oceanic 7 Maineiacs 5
At Rimouski, Que., Felix Lefrancois and Ryan Kavanagh both had a pair of goals as the Oceanic sank Lewiston.
Petr Straka had a goal and two assists for Rimouski (31-23-7), while Alex Belzile and Jakub Culek added singles.
Billy Lacasse had a hat trick for the Maineiacs (21-37-3), while Cameron Critchlow and Matthew Bissonnette also found the back of net.
Olympiques 2 Junior 1 (SO)
At Gatineau, Que., Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored in the eighth round of the shootout as the Olympiques eked out a win over Montreal.
Adam Janosik tallied in regulation for Gatineau (26-29-5).
Louis-Marc Aubry had the only goal for the Junior (28-26-6).
Sea Dogs 9 Foreurs 3
At Val-d'Or, Que., Zack Phillips and Michael Kirkpatrick both scored twice as Saint John trashed the Foreurs.
Nicholas Petersen had a goal and two assists for the Sea Dogs (50-10-1). Nathan Beaulieu, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nicholas Pard rounded out Saint John's offence.
Jonathan Hazen had a pair of goals for Val-d'Or (22-33-7), while Jean-Francois Leblanc also tallied.
Tigres 3 Cataractes 2 (SO)
At Shawinigan, Que., Travis McIsaac scored in the ninth round of the shootout as Victoriaville edged the Cataractes.
Guillaume Goulet and Tomas Kubalik had markers in regulation for the Tigres (41-19-2), while Pierrick Martel had a goal in the first round of the shootout.
Michael Bournival and Antoine Houde-Caron tallied for Shawinigan (29-26-8), while Andrej Nestrasil scored in the shootout.