In a rare duel between goaltenders who share a surname, Olivier Roy was king.
Roy stopped 20 shots to lead the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to a 6-1 victory over the Quebec Remparts on Wednesday night in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Roy, who improved to 26-9-0 on the season, was relatively untested against the streaking Remparts (35-9-0-3), who lost in regulation for the first time in 14 games. Quebec had gone 13-0-0-1 over that span, outscoring their opponents 63-19 in the process.
Roy had no trouble outduelling Remparts netminder Jonathan Roy, who surrendered a season high-tying six goals on 34 shots. Jonathan Roy, the son of Remparts head coach and NHL Hall of Famer Patrick Roy, has lost his last two starts.
Nick MacNeil led the way with a pair of goals for the Screaming Eagles (34-13-1-1), who have won 13 of their last 15 games and remain five points back of the Moncton Wildcats for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Wildcats have three games in hand.
In other QMJHL action Wednesday, it was: Baie-Comeau 5 Acadie-Bathurst 2; Moncton 4 Halifax 2; and Gatineau 4 Val-d'Or 1.
At Sydney, N.S., Joey Haddad, Taylor MacDougall, Michael Stinziani and Nicolas Chouinard added singles for Cape Breton, which scored twice in the second period and four times in the third to erase a 1-0 deficit after 20 minutes. Jan Piskacek chipped in with three assists.
Kelsey Tessier had the lone goal for Quebec.
Drakkar 5 Titan 2
At Bathurst, N.B., Guillaume Goulet scored three goals as Baie-Comeau beat the Titan.
Gabriel Bourque and Emrik Guillemette had the other goals for the Drakkar (15-24-5-2), while Felix Petit and Pierre-Luc Lessard added four assists apiece.
Jonathan Lessard countered with both goals for Acadie-Bathurst (17-23-5-4).
Wildcats 4 Mooseheads 2
At Moncton, N.B., Scott Brannon had a goal and two assists as the Wildcats downed Halifax.
Devon MacAusland, Tomy Joly and Randy Cameron had singles for Moncton (35-6-2-3).
Jan Stransky and Jessyko Bernard replied for the Mooseheads (13-29-2-2).
Olympiques 4 Foreurs 1
At Val-d'Or, Que., Alexandre Quesnel scored twice in Gatineau's win over the Foreurs.
Alexandre Touchette and Paul Byron also scored for the Olympiques (25-20-2-2).
Marco Scandella provided the lone offence for Val-d'Or (10-32-2-4).