QMJHL Roundup: Mantha extends QMJHL scoring lead as Foreurs blank TitanNHL.com @NHLdotcom
VAL-D'OR, Que. - Anthony Mantha increased his lead atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scoring race on Friday as his Val-d'Or Foreurs blanked the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-0.
Mantha had a goal and an assist for the Foreurs (38-18-2), giving him 50 goals and 102 points in 48 games this season.
Anthony Richard and Ryan Graves also scored for Val-d'Or, which extended its win streak to seven games, while Keven Bouchard made 22 saves for the shutout.
Miguel Sullivan kicked out 34-of-37 shots for the Titan (18-35-6).
SCREAMING EAGLES 6 ISLANDERS 4
SYDNEY, N.S. ? Guillaume Gauthier had two goals and two assists as Cape Breton held on to defeat Charlottetown.
Raphael Corriveau scored twice for the Screaming Eagles (30-24-4), who led 5-1 after 40 minutes, while Cameron Darcy and Jeremy Beaudry each had a goal and an assist.
Bradley Kennedy registered two goals for the Islanders (18-35-5), Spenser Cobbold had a goal and two assists and Daniel Sprong added a single goal.
Cape Breton's Alex Bureau made 27 saves for the win. Charlottetown's Mason MacDonald turned away 39-of-44 shots in defeat.
MOOSEHEADS 7 CATARACTES 1
HALIFAX ??? Nikolaj Ehlers had a pair of goals and Jonathan Drouin scored once and set up three more as the Mooseheads crushed Shawinigan for their fifth straight victory.
Darcy Ashley, Philippe Gadoury, Luca Ciampini each had a goal and an assist for Halifax (39-18-3) while Brandon Vuic added a single goal.
Felix-Antoine Bergeron scored the lone goal for the Cataractes (16-35-8).
Zachary Fucale made 22 saves for the Mooseheads as Shawingan's Marvin Cupper stopped 35-of-42 shots in defeat.
SAGUENEENS 4 PHOENIX 1
SHERBROOKE, Que. ??? Nicolas Roy scored twice and Julio Billia stopped 39 shots as Chicoutimi downed the Phoenix to halt a six-game skid.
Laurent Dauphin and Simon Tremblay also scored for the Sagueneens (26-31-1).
Mathieu Laverdure scored for Sherbrooke (15-36-7), which lost its 10th in a row.
Francis Desrosiers turned away 26-of-30 shots for the Phoenix.
TIGRES 3 REMPARTS 0
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. ??? Francois Tremblay only had to stop 17 shots for his fifth shutout of the season as the Tigres blanked Quebec.
Carl-Antoine Delisle had a goal and an assist for Victoriaviile (30-22-6), which snapped a three-game slide, while Julien Leduc and Jan Mandat added a goal apiece.
Mikhail Grigorenko was a team-worst minus-2 for the Remparts (34-16-9). Adam Chapman picked up a match penalty 4:56 into the game for checking-to-the-head.
Quebec's Callum Booth turned away 36-of-39 shots in a losing cause.
OCEANIC 4 ARMADA 1
BOISBRIAND, Que. ??? Frederik Gauthier scored twice as Rimouski toppled the Armada for its seventh straight win.
Peter Trainor and Samuel Courtemanche also scored for the Oceanic (36-15-7).
Blainville-Boisbriand (37-12-9) got its goal from Christopher Clapperton.
Philippe Desrosiers made 25 saves for Rimouski while Etienne Marcoux gave up four goals on 28 shots for the Armada.
OLYMPIQUES 8 DRAKKAR 4
GATINEAU, Que. ??? Martin Reway scored once and added four assists and Emile Poirier and Simon-Tardif Richard each had a pair of goals as the Olympiques doubled up Baie-Comeau.
Vaclav Karabacek scored once and set up two more for Gatineau (36-19-4), while Jake Coughler and Taylor Burke added single goals.
Alexandre Belanger scored twice for the Drakkar (40-15-4), who had their three-game win streak stunted. Gabriel Verpaelst and Alec Jon Banville also scored for Baie-Comeau.
Robert Steeves made 21 saves for the Olympiques. Baie-Comeau's Simon Lemieux allowed four goals on 16 shots before giving way to Philippe Cadorette, who stopped 15-of-18 shots in 27 minutes of relief.
HUSKIES 6 WILDCATS 1
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. ????????? Jean-Sebastien Dea and Jason Fuchs scored 19 seconds apart in the second period as the Huskies went on to down Moncton.
Liam O'Brien, Mathieu Lemay, Francis Beauvillier and Redgie Bois also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (32-21-5) and Marcus Power chipped in with two assists.
Christopher Caissy scored the only goal for the Wildcats (30-27-3).
Alexandre Belanger made 21 saves for the Huskies. Moncton's Alex Dubeau gave up five goals on 24 shots before getting pulled. Jason Rioux made 25 saves in 33 relief minutes.