The Drummondville Voltigeurs continue to have one of the stingiest defences in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Frederic Piche earned the first shutout of his QMJHL career as Drummondville blasted the Val-d'Or Foreurs 7-0 Saturday night. Piche had an easy night as the Voltigeurs allowed only nine shots on net. Last week, Drummondville's Jake Allen played 188 minutes and 47 seconds without giving up a goal, the second longest stretch in league history. The Voltigeurs have allowed 178 goals this season, third best in the QMJHL.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was Rimouski 6 Baie-Comeau 5 (SO); Rouyn-Noranda 3 Shawinigan 2; Cape Breton 8 P.E.I. 3 and Acadie-Bathurst 4 Moncton 3 (OT).
At Val-d'Or, Que., Sean Couturier and Gabriel Dumont both scored twice and added two assists for Drummondville (49-15-2), while Ondrej Palat, Benoit Levesque and Philippe Bergeron also tallied.
Raffaele D'Orso started in net for the Foreurs (22-38-7), stopping 12 of 16 shots before giving way to Jacob Gervais-Chouinard who made 20 saves on 23 chances.
Oceanic 6 Drakkar 5 (SO)
At Rimouski, Que., Petr Straka and Gleason Fournier scored in the shootout as the Oceanic sank Baie-Comeau.
Fournier also scored in regulation for Rimouski (34-24-7), with Pierre-Alexandre Ouellet, Mathieu Loisel, Alex Belzile and Patrick Delisle-Houde rounding out the offence.
David Cliche, Maxime Renaud and Mike Villeneuve had power-play goals for the Drakkar (19-38-8), while Jean-Marc Leger and Simon Olsson added singles.
Huskies 3 Cataractes 2
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Christophe Losier had the winner as the Huskies scored three unanswered goals to rally past Shawinigan.
Dmitry Kostromitin and Jordan Caron also tallied for Rouyn-Noranda (40-21-6).
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Philippe Paradis scored for the Cataractes (30-29-8), as did Pierre-Alexandre Vandall.
Screaming Eagles 8 Rocket 3
At Charlottetown, Viktor Hertzberg and Luke Adam both had a goal and three assists to lift Cape Breton over P.E.I.
Logan Shaw tallied and had three assists for the Screaming Eagles (39-22-5), while Pier-Antoine Dion, Stephen Woodworth, Jacob Lagace and Stephen Horyl chipped in as well.
Benjamin Casavant, Jordan Escott and Derek Famulare supplied the offence for the Rocket (34-24-8).
Titan 4 Wildcats 3 (OT)
At Bathurst, N.B., Ryan McKiernan has the overtime winner as the Titan edged Moncton.
Vincent Arseneau had back-to-back power-play goals for Acadie-Bathurst (24-36-6), while Jeremie Malouin had the first tally of the game.
Scott Brannon, Marek Hrivik and Daniel Pettersson replied for the Wildcats (45-13-7).