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QMJHL Roundup: Smith has five points as Wildcats rout Phoenix 9-3 @NHLdotcom

MONCTON, N.B. - Will Smith scored twice and added three assists as the Moncton Wildcats exploded for four goals in the first and third periods to beat the Sherbrooke Phoenix 9-3 on Saturday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Taylor Burke also had a pair of goals for Moncton (34-15-3). Dominic Talbot-Tassi, Liam Murphy, Lane Cormier, Noah Zilbert and Bronson Beaton supplied the rest of the offence.

Montreal Canadiens prospect Daniel Audette scored a hat trick for the Phoenix (29-20-4), who have lost three in a row.

Alex Dubeau got the win in goal for the Wildcats, making 25 saves. Evan Fitzpatrick started for Sherbrooke and turned away 24-of-33 shots in 53 minutes. Alex Bureau finished out the game and made two stops.

Moncton converted on two-of-four power-play chances while the Phoenix were unsuccessful on their only chance.



VAL-D'OR, Que. ? Oliver Cooper scored 5:28 into the third period on the power play as Charlottetown held on to beat the Foreurs.

Daniel Sprong opened the scoring for the Islanders (27-21-4) in the second before Alexandre Goulet and Kameron Kielly added power-play goals later in the period.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Pierre-Maxime Poudrier and Alexis Pepin all found the back of the net for Val-d'Or (22-22-8).



CHICOUTIMI, Que. ??? Samuel Blier and Laurent Dauphin each had a pair of goals to lead the Sagueneens past Drummondville.

Alexandre Ranger started the scoring just 2:25 into the first period for Chicoutimi (22-23-5).

Christophe Lalancette and Alex Barre-Boulet responded for the Voltigeurs (23-26-3), who have dropped four straight.



GATINEAU, Que. ??? Jake Coughler scored the eventual winner in the second period as the Olympiques slipped past Victoriaville.

Louick Marcotte had a power-play goal for Gatineau (20-30-4).

Nikita Li replied in the third period for the Tigres (22-24-6).



SYDNEY, N.S. ??? Maxim Lazarev had the only goal in the shootout as the Screaming Eagles edged Rimouski.

Evgeny Svechnikov struck twice in regulation for Cape Breton (23-23-5) with Duncan MacIntyre adding the other 1:35 into the third period.

Christopher Clapperton had a three-point night for the Oceanic (34-13-4). Anthony DeLuca tied the game with under two minutes left in the third.



HALIFAX ??? Timo Meier scored twice and Kevin Resop stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Mooseheads blanked Acadie-Bathurst.

Winnipeg Jets prospect Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists for Halifax (26-22-4).

Reilly Pickard turned away 25 shots in goal for the Titan (14-35-6).

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