Success is becoming something of a habit for the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Ryan Tesink scored twice, including the short-handed winner, as the Sea Dogs routed the Halifax Mooseheads 6-1 on Wednesday as Saint John clinched a third consecutive Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular-season championship.
The Sea Dogs are the first team in QMJHL history to win the Jean Rougeau Trophy three times in a row.
Saint John now has 99 points, ensuring at least a tie for first overall.
The Sea Dogs, however, hold the tiebreaker over the second-place Shawinigan Cataractes, with two games remaining for each club.
Saint John won the QMJHL's President's Cup last season on its way to the Memorial Cup title.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Moncton 3 Cape Breton 2; Chicoutimi 4 Baie-Comeau 0 and Blainville-Boisbriand 10 Gatineau 4.
At Saint John, N.B., Jonathan Huberdeau and Danick Gauthier both had a goal and an assist for the Sea Dogs (48-15-3). Charlie Coyle chipped in a goal and an assist, while Grant West added a single.
Alexandre Grenier scored for the Mooseheads (38-22-6)
Wildcats 3 Screaming Eagles 2
At Moncton, N.B., Allain Saulnier scored twice and added an assist in the Wildcats (29-31-6) win over Cape Breton (23-40-3), but brother Alex had the winner as well as two assists.
Sagueneens 4 Drakkar 0
At Chicoutimi, Que., Christopher Gibson earned the shutout for the Sagueneens (35-22-9) with 30 saves, while Philippe Cadorette stopped 28 shots for Baie-Comeau (28-33-5).
Armada 10 Olympiques 4
At Gatineau, Que., Samuel Aquin had four goals and two assists as Blainville-Boisbriand (39-22-5) thumped the Olympiques (26-30-10).