Tomas Jurco scored twice and Mathieu Corbeil-Theriault made 19 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs shut out the Halifax Mooseheads 5-0 on Friday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Corbeil, who spent a day in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets this week, returned to blank his former junior team. It was the 20-year-old netminder?s first regular-season shutout in the QMJHL.
Danick Gauthier, Jonathan Huberdeau and Scott Oke scored singles for the Sea Dogs (10-5-0), who are first in their division.
Jurco added his two goals 15 seconds apart in the third period.
The second-place Mooseheads fell to 8-5-0.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Titan 7, Rocket 4; Voltigeurs 6, Foreurs 3; Drakkar 6, Olympiques 2; Screaming Eagles 3, Armada 2 (OT); Sagueneens 3, Wildcats 2; Oceanic 5, Huskies 2; and Cataractes 4, Tigres 2.
At Halifax, Gauthier opened the scoring on a power play at 17:40 of the first. Kevin Gagne?s shot was blocked but the puck came to Gauthier in front, and the 20-year-old forward knocked it in with a backhand. It's Gauthier?s team-leading 11th of the season.
Huberdeau then made it 2-0 with the Dogs down a man, leaping off the bench to head in on a breakaway and beat AnthonyTerenzio at 18:37.
Oke extended the lead on a hard-working shift by the third line midway through the third. He picked up Jason Cameron???s rebound and banged it home for his fourth.
Jurco then scored the first of his pair, taking a feed from Zack Phillips and firing a long wrist shot that found its way past Terenzio at 13:14.
He slipped another shot past Terenzio just 15 seconds later.
Titan 7, Rocket 4
At Bathurst, N.B., Zach O'Brien scored his league-leading 16th goal of the season as Acadie-Bathurst defeated P.E.I.
Voltigeurs 6, Foreurs 3
At Drummondville, Que., Mathieu Guertin scored twice and Benjamin Casavant tallied his 12th of the year as the Voltigeurs doubled Val-d'Or.
Drakkar 6, Olympiques 2
Baie-Comeau, Que., Lukas Cingel scored twice to lead the Drakkar over Gatineau.
Screaming Eagles 3, Armada 2 (OT)
Blainville, Que., Jonathan Brunelle scored in overtime to lift Cape Breton over the Armada.
Sagueneens 3, Wildcats 2
At Chicoutimi, Que., Alexandre Lavoie scored the eventual winner as the Sagueneens edged Moncton.
Oceanic 5, Huskies 2
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Rimouski scored three unanswered goals in the third period to get by the Huskies.
Cataractes 4, Tigres 2
At Shawinigan, Que., Peter Sakaris scored twice in the third period while on the power play to lift the Cataractes past Victoriaville.