HALIFAX - Conor Garland scored a pair of goals and added an assist, and the Moncton Wildcats defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 3-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Monday.
Moncton (25-10-4) won its fifth game in a row. The Maritimes Division leaders are four points back of league-leading Rouyn-Noranda, which lost 4-1 to Gatineau on Monday.
Halifax (12-19-5) is winless in its last four games (0-3-1).
The Mooseheads started well, taking a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Maxime Fortier and Joel Bishop.
Garland cut the lead to one with a power-play goal in the second period. He then set up Manuel Wiederer for the tying goal in the third before scoring the winner 12:38 into the final period.
Keven Bouchard made 26 saves for Moncton to pick up the win.
Eric Brassard stopped 25 shots for the Mooseheads.
Olympiques 4 Huskies 1
GATINEAU, QUE. ? Yakov Trenin had a goal and an assist as the Olympiques knocked off league-leading Rouyn-Noranda.
Vincent Milot-Ouellet, Guillaume McSween and Yan Pavel Laplante also scored for Gatineau (23-10-2).
Julien Nantel had the lone goal for the Huskies (27-5-4).
Islanders 4, Screaming Eagles 1
SYDNEY, N.S. ??? Daniel Sprong scored his first two goals of the season to lead Charlottetown over Cape Breton.
Oliver Cooper and Pierre-Olivier Joseph rounded out the scoring for the Islanders (14-19-3).
Colin MacSween scored the first goal of the game, but that was the only offence mustered by the Screaming Eagles (19-16-3).
Titan 6 Sea Dogs 5
SAINT JOHN, N.B. ??? Jeffrey Truchon-Viel scored in overtime to lead Acadie-Bathurst over the Sea Dogs.
Truchon-Viel, Christophe Boivin and Mark Simpson each had two goals and an assist for the Titan (14-19-3), who came back from a 4-0 deficit.
Mathieu Joseph had three goals and an assist for Saint John (20-13-3). Joe Veleno and Nathan Noel also scored.
Sagueneens 3 Voltigeurs 2
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. ??? Nicolas Roy scored with 35 seconds left in regulation to lead Chicoutimi over the Voltigeurs.
Jonathan Bourcier and Dmitry Zhukenov had the other goals for the Sagueneens (16-16-4).
Alex Barre-Boulet and Charley Graaskamp provided the offence for Drummondville (18-19-0).
Phoenix 4 Remparts 1
QUEBEC CITY ??? Daniel Audette scored on a power play and short-handed as Sherbrooke downed the Remparts.
Kevin Gilbert and Guillaume Gauthier had the other goals for the Phoenix (14-17-5).
Matthew Boucher scored for Quebec (21-13-3).
Tigres 6 Oceanic 1
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. ??? Mathieu Ayotte had two goals and an assist as the Tigres thumped Rimouski,
Jimmy Huntington, Alexandre Goulet, Marc Beckstead and Maxime Comtois rounded out the scoring for Victoriaville (16-13-6).
Antoine Dufort-Plante scored in the third period for Rimouski (20-11-4) to ruin the shutout bid of Tigres goaltender Olivier Tremblay.
Cataractes 8 Drakkar 0
SHAWINIGAN, Que. ??? Brandon Gignac scored twice and added four assists and Alexis D'Aoust had a hat trick as the Cataractes hammered last-place Baie-Comeau.
Nicholas Welsh, Alex Pawelczyk and Gabriel Gagne also scored for the Cataractes (22-10-3), while Mikhail Denisov made 22 saves for the shutout.
Evgeny Kiselev surrendered three goals on 15 shots and Mathieu Paradis surrendered five goals on 17 shots for the Drakkar (5-26-2).
Foreurs 3 Armada 1
BOISBRIAND, Que. ??? Alexis Pepin scored the winning goal and had an assist as Val-d'Or defeated Blainville-Boisbriand.
Jan Mandat and Nicolas Aube-Kubel also scored for the Foreurs (26-8-3).
Brendan Hamelin scored for the Armada (13-18-6).