The Sea Dogs are on a roll, but still have competition breathing down their necks.
Saint John has now reeled off 10 consecutive victories and continues to build on its command of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as it got the best the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6-2 Saturday night.
In that stretch, Saint John has out-scored its opponents 44-20 and held off Drummondville and Quebec in the standings. The Voltigeurs are 8-2-0 in their last 10, while the Remparts are 7-1-2 in that span.
The last Sea Dogs loss came at the hands of the P.E.I. Rocket, a 4-0 tilt on Oct. 13.
Centre Michael Kirkpatrick has been consistent on offence for Saint John, scoring at least a point in the past seven games. Goaltender Marc-Antoine Gelinas has been in net for seven of the Sea Dogs victories.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was Chicoutimi 7 Shawinigan 0; Gatineau 6 Quebec 5 (SO); and Halifax 4 P.E.I.1.
At Saint John, N.B., Benjamin Lecomte had two goals and an assist to lead the Sea Dogs over the Huskies.
Olivier Ouellet, Steven Anthony and Danick Gauthier all had a goal and an assist for Saint John (18-4-1), while Mike Hoffman also scored.
Jerome Raymond and Dmitri Kostromitin found the back of the net for Rouyn-Noranda (11-10-3), who have lost three in a row.
Sagueneens 7 Cataractes 0
At Chicoutimi, Que., Steve Lebel had a natural hat trick and an assist in the Sagueneens rout of Shawinigan.
Antoine Roussel and Jacob Lagace both had a goal and four points each for Chicoutimi (9-7-4), while Nicolas Therrien and Maximilien Chevrier both scored their first markers of the season.
Francois Lacerte and Gabriel Girard combined to make 26 saves for the Cataractes (10-10-3).
Olympiques 6 Remparts 5 (SO)
At Quebec City, Alexandre Leduc's shootout winner capped Gatineau's comeback victory over the Remparts.
Philippe Halley's two goals and an assist led the Olympiques (14-7-0), while Denis Kindl, Jacob Conrad and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also found the back of the net.
Danick Paquette scored twice for Quebec (14-3-5), while Marc-Olivier Vallerand, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Dmitri Kugryshev also had goals.
Mooseheads 4 Rocket 1
At Halifax, Charles Bety scored the game-winner in the first period as the Mooseheads beat P.E.I.
Brent Andrews, Tomas Knotek, and Gabriel Desjardins also had markers for Halifax (3-18-1), the Mooseheads second win in a row.
Jordan Escott was the sole goal scorer for the Rocket (10-8-3).