Mikhail Stefanovich might be one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' leading scorers one day.
For now, he'll have to settle for leading the Quebec Remparts to the longest current winning streak in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Stefanovich had a natural hat trick and finished with four goals, and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault added three as the Remparts earned their sixth victory in a row Tuesday with a 10-1 drubbing of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
Stefanovich, Toronto's fourth-round pick (98th overall) in the June draft, gave the Remparts (29-8-0-2) a 2-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 19:02 of the first period.
The Minsk, Belarus native added to the lead 51 seconds into the third period, and completed his first hat trick of the season at 2:06. His fourth of the game, and 18th of the year, concluded the scoring with 1:50 left in the third period.
Stefanovich, who won the Mike Bossy Award last season as the QMJHL's best professional prospect, has 10 goals during the Remparts' winning streak.
In other QMJHL action Tuesday, it was: Shawinigan 7 Chicoutimi 5; Gatineau 5 Lewiston 4; Drummondville 5 Montreal 4; Cape Breton 2 Acadie-Bathurst 1; P.E.I. 2 Halifax 1 (OT); Rouyn-Noranda 5 Val-d'Or 4 (OT); and Victoriaville 3 Rimouski 2 (OT).
At Quebec, Audy-Marchessault's first goal capped Quebec's four-goal second period, and he added a pair of power-play goals in the four-goal third as the Remparts posted their biggest offensive output since beating the Drakkar 10-3 in their final game of the 2006-07 season. Audy-Marchessault also had two assists.
Marc-Olivier Vallerand had two goals and two assists for Quebec, while Hubert Genest added a single. Defenceman Guillaume Monast chipped in with five assists for the Remparts, who finished 3-for-6 with the man advantage.
Guillaume Goulet provided the lone offence for Baie-Comeau (10-22-4-2) with his 26th goal of the season, keeping him two back of Drummondville's Yannick Riendeau for the league lead. Goulet has eight goals in his last eight games.
Charles Lavigne earned his 19th win of the season with a 22-save performance for Quebec.
Marco Cousineau started in goal for Baie-Comeau, but was pulled after allowing six goals on 30 shots. Alexandre Alain-Rajotte relieved him and made 13 saves the rest of the way.
Cataractes 7 Sagueneens 5
At Shawinigan, Que., Matthew Pistilli scored twice and added a pair of assists as the Cataractes outlasted Chicoutimi for their fourth straight win.
Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll added a pair of goals while Gabriel Lemieux, Antoine Houde-Caron and Pierre-Alexandre Vandall had singles for Shawinigan (32-8-0-0).
Jacob Lagace scored twice while Nicolas Deschamps, Antoine Roussel and Mathieu Tousignant added goals for the Sagueneens (15-19-2-2).
Olympiques 5 Maineiacs 4
At Lewiston, Maine, Tye McGinn scored the game winner as Gatineau beat the Maineiacs.
Alain Goulet, Jean-Philip Chabot, Alexandre Quesnel and Christian Ouellet-Martel added singles as the Olympiques (18-18-1-2) won their fifth straight.
Filip Janosak, Etienne Brodeur, Eric Gelinas and Patrick Cusack scored for Lewiston (13-27-0-0), loser of four in a row.
Voltigeurs 5 Junior 4
At Drummondville, Que., Samson Mahbod's power-play goal with 3:47 left in the third period stood as the game winner in the Voltigeurs' wild win over Montreal.
Gabriel Dumont, Benoit Levesque, Mike Hoffman and Yannick Riendeau added third-period goals for Drummondville (31-4-0-3).
Nick Layton, Alex Wall, T.J. Brennan and Luke Adam replied for the Junior (20-17-1-0).
Screaming Eagles 2 Titan 1
At Sydney, N.S., Nicolas Chouinard's game winner lifted Cape Breton past Acadie-Bathurst.
Robert Slaney had the other goal for the Screaming Eagles (27-12-1-1).
Cameron Critchlow scored for the Titan (15-18-5-3), who have lost two straight.
Rocket 2 Mooseheads 1 (OT)
At Halifax, Brandon Street had the overtime winner as P.E.I. shaded the Mooseheads.
Benjamin Casavant scored in regulation for the Rocket (14-20-3-5).
Gerrad Grant's second-period goal was the only offence for Halifax (11-25-2-1).
Huskies 5 Foreurs 4 (OT)
At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Maxime Macenauer's overtime goal led the Huskies past Val'd-Or.
Macenauer finished with a pair of goals, while Pier-Luc Giguere, Pier-Luc Champagne and Sergey Ostapchuk added singles for Rouyn-Noranda (20-14-3-2).
Alexandre Monahan, Sasha Famin, Maxime Levesque and Samuel Morneau countered for the Foreurs (9-26-2-3).
Tigres 3 Oceanic 2 (OT)
At Rimouski, Que., David Cliche scored in overtime as Victoriaville edged the Oceanic.
Andrej Nestrasil and Maxime Gravel had regulation goals for the Tigres (20-20-0-1).
Philippe Cornet scored twice in defeat for Rimouski (22-17-1-0).