Olivier Hinse and the Quebec Remparts are making a habit of crucial overtime wins.
Hinse had his second overtime winner in as many nights as the Remparts eked out a 5-4 result over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the first round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs Friday night. Quebec had edged the Titan 6-5 in overtime Thursday night.
The Remparts now lead the series 2-0. The next game will be in Bathurst, N.B., Tuesday night.
During the regular season Quebec won both of their games against Acadie-Bathurst 6-4.
Hinse leads all players with three goals and two assists in the playoffs.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was Moncton 6 Cape Breton 3; Victoriaville 6 Shawinigan 2; Rimouski 4 Chicoutimi 3 (OT); Drummondville 7 Lewiston 2; Saint John 8 P.E.I. 3; Val-d'Or 7 Rouyn-Noranda 4 and Montreal 3 Gatineau 2 (OT).
At Quebec City, Ryan Bourque and Marc-Olivier Vallerand both scored twice for Quebec.
David Gilbert had a power-play goal for the Titan, while Sebastien Trudeau, Taylor Lambke and Jonathan Lessard chipped in as well.
Wildcats 6 Screaming Eagles 3
At Moncton, N.B., Kelsey Tessier's third goal of the night was the winner as the Wildcats doubled Cape Breton.
Randy Cameron scored twice for Moncton, while Daniel Pettersson added a single.
Taylor MacDougall, Nick MacNeil and Morgan Ellis tallied for the Screaming Eagles.
With the win the Wildcats take a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 will be in Moncton on Saturday.
Tigres 6 Cataractes 2
At Victoriaville, Que., Chris Doyle had two goals and two assists as the Tigres topped Shawinigan.
Tomas Kubalik scored and added two assists for Victoriaville, while Philip-Michael Devos and Travis McIsaac had markers.
Maximilien Le Sieur and Pierrick Martel replied for the Cataractes.
The Tigres now lead the series 1-0 and will host the next game Saturday.
Oceanic 4 Sagueneens 3 (OT)
At Rimouski, Que., Gleason Fournier had the winner as the Oceanic sank Chicoutimi in overtime.
Ryan Kavanagh had back-to-back goals for Rimouski after Felix Lefrancois opened scoring.
Dominic Jalbert, Emrik Guillemette and Antoine Roussel all tallied in the third period to force overtime for the Sagueneens.
The Oceanic lead the series 1-0. The next game in the series will be in Rimouski.
Voltigeurs 7 Maineiacs 2
At Drummondville, Que., Marc-Olivier Vachon had the first and last goals of the game as the Voltigeurs blasted Lewiston.
Christopher DiDomenico scored and had three assists for Drummondville, while Sean Couturier and Philippe Lefebvre both tallied and had two assists. Marc-Antoine Desnoyers and Gabriel Dumont added singles.
Samuel Carrier and Michal Hlinka found the back of the net for the Maineiacs.
The Voltigeurs lead the series 1-0 and will host Game 2 Saturday.
Sea Dogs 8 Rocket 3
At Saint John, N.B., Michael Kirkpatrick and Tomas Jurco both scored and added two assists as the Sea Dogs crushed P.E.I.
Nicholas Pard had a short-handed goal for Saint John, while Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau, Stanislav Galiev, Nathan Beaulieu and Pierre Durepos also tallied.
Louis-Philippe Lacroix, Michael Stinziani and Jimmy Oligny supplied the offence for the Rocket.
The Sea Dogs lead the series 1-0. The next game will be in Saint John Saturday night.
Foreurs 7 Huskies 4
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Simon Lacroix had a pair of goals for as Val-d'Or tripped up the Huskies.
Marco Scandella and Alexandre Touchette both scored and had two assists for the Foreurs, while Olivier Dallaire, Vincent Couture and Jonathan Hazen rounded out the offence.
Christophe Losier, Nicolas Deslauriers, Gabriel Levesque and Jordan Caron tallied for Rouyn-Noranda.
Val-d'Or leads the series 1-0. The Huskies will host Game 2 Saturday night.
Junior 3 Olympiques 2 (OT)
At Verdun, Que., Eliezer Sherbatov had the overtime winner as Montreal edged Gatineau.
Nicolas Chouinard and Trevor Parkes scored in regulation for the Junior.
Mitchell Porowski's third-period marker forced extra time for the Olympiques, while Adam Janosik opened scoring in the first.
Montreal leads the series 1-0. Game 2 will be in Verdun, Que., Saturday.