Jonathan Huberdeau had the biggest game of his junior career Saturday night.
The 16-year-old forward scored three goals and set up two as the Saint John Sea Dogs crushed the Val-d'Or Foreurs 11-0 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
It was the first hat trick of Huberdeau's junior career. He now has 12 goals and 28 points in his rookie season with Saint John.
Marco Cousineau made 26 saves for his third shutout of the 2009-10 season. He was acquired by the Sea Dogs in a trade with the P.E.I. Rocket on Dec. 30.
The win was the largest margin of victory in the league this season, with nine different players scoring for Saint John.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Shawinigan 3 Halifax 2; P.E.I. 4 Acadie-Bathurst 2; and Cape Breton 4 Victoriaville 2.
At Saint John, N.B., Danick Gauthier, Mike Hoffman, Tomas Jurco, Stanislav Galiev, Nicholas Pard, Zack Phillips, Michael Kirkpatrick and Gabriel Bourret were the other scorers for the Sea Dogs (42-8-1).
Jacob Gervais-Chouinard made 31 saves for Val-d'Or (18-29-5).
Cataractes 3 Mooseheads 2
At Shawinigan, Que., Philippe Paradis had the eventual winner as the Cataractes edged Halifax.
Antoine Houde-Caron and Dave Labrecque also scored for Shawinigan (25-20-7).
Andrew Wigginton had a short-handed marker for the Mooseheads (11-37-4), while Linden Bahm also scored.
Rocket 4 Titan 2
At Charlottetown, P.E.I., Eric Bouchard had the winner as P.E.I. doubled Acadie-Bathurst.
Ben Duffy, Josh Currie and Jonathan Bonneau had the other goals for the Rocket (29-18-6).
Jonathan Lessard and Eric Faille replied for the Titan (18-30-5).
Screaming Eagles 4 Tigres 2
At Sydney, N.S., Luke Adam scored twice as Cape Breton downed Victoriaville.
Pier-Antoine Dion and Nick MacNeil also scored for the Screaming Eagles (29-18-5).
Brandon Hynes and Samuel Groulx provided the offence for the Tigres (34-16-2).