In less than 20 seconds, the Quebec Remparts turned a close game into a rout.
Marc-Olivier Vallerand's goal 12:42 into the second period was the first of three goals in 18 seconds, a Remparts franchise record, as Quebec pounded the Rimouski Oceanic 7-1 on Friday night in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The three-goal outburst was twice as fast as the Remparts' previous mark, set on Oct. 17, 2000, when Cory Urquhart scored twice and Tommy Bolduc added another in the span of 36 seconds.
On Friday, it was Vallerand, with Kelsey Tessier scoring 10 seconds later and Julien Corriveau adding the third after another eight seconds. Benjamin Martin scored 34 seconds after Corriveau to cap a six-goal second period for Quebec (26-8-0-2), which has won three in a row.
Vallerand also scored a power-play goal in the third period to ice the game. Kevin Marshall opened the scoring for the Remparts, while Sebastien Trudeau added a goal and two assists.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Drummondville 11, P.E.I. 7; Cape Breton 7, Halifax 3; Moncton 3, Lewiston 2; Saint John 2, Acadie-Bathurst 1 (OT); Chicoutimi 4, Baie-Comeau 1; Gatineau 5, Montreal 3; Val-d'Or 3, Rouyn-Noranda 2; and Shawinigan 3, Victoriaville 2.
At Quebec, Alexandre Neron had the lone goal for the Oceanic (22-15-0-0).
Charles Lavigne made 26 saves for the Remparts. Rimouski netminding duty was split between Tommy Perreault, who allowed six goals on 21 shots, and Maxim Gougeon, who stopped 13 of 14 shots.
Voltigeurs 11, Rocket 7
At Drummondville, Que., four different Voltigeurs scored twice as they overpowered P.E.I. to win their 17th straight.
Gabriel Dumont, Marc-Olivier Vachon, Mike Hoffman and Benoit Levesque scored two each for Drummondville (29-4-0-2). Philippe Lefebvre, Patrik Prokop and Yannick Riendeau all added a goal and an assist, while Samson Mahbod had five helpers.
Benjamin Casavant scored twice and added an assist, Jordon Southorn had a goal and two assists, while Mathieu Tousignant, Chris Doyle and Ben Duffy added a goal and an assist for the Rocket (12-19-3-5), who are on a five-game losing skid. Brandon Street had the other goal.
Screaming Eagles 7, Mooseheads 3
At Sydney, N.S., Vincent Lavigueur had two goals and an assist as the Screaming Eagles soared over Halifax to win their fifth straight game.
Jean-Christophe Gauthier and Myles Micallef each chipped in a goal and an assist, while Nick MacNeil, Jeremy Gouche and Francis Meilleur also scored for Cape Breton (25-11-1-1). Michael Stinziani and Olivier Dame-Malka both added three assists.
Charles Bety scored a pair for the Mooseheads (10-24-1-1), who have lost four in a row. Graham Bona had the other marker.
Wildcats 3, Maineiacs 2
At Moncton, Randy Cameron's second-period goal was the eventual game-winner as the Wildcats held off Lewiston.
Simon Jodoin scored and added an assist, and Scott Brannon had a goal for Moncton (26-3-2-3).
Etienne Brodeur scored twice to pull the Maineiacs (13-24-0-0) within one, but it wasn't enough.
Sea Dogs 2, Titan 1 (OT)
At Bathurst, N.B., Alex Grant scored in overtime as Saint John edged the Titan.
Kevin Gagne scored in regulation for the Sea Dogs (21-15-2-1), who won their third in a row.
Spencer Jezegou had the lone goal for Acadie-Bathurst (14-16-5-3).
Sagueneens 4, Drakkar 1
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Michal Hlinka scored twice and added an assist to lead Chicoutimi past the Drakkar.
Joel Champagne and Jacob Lagace added goals for the Sagueneens (14-17-2-2), who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Pierre-Luc Lessard had the lone reply for Baie-Comeau (9-20-4-2).
Olympiques 5, Junior 3
At Gatineau, Que., Alexandre Quesnel had a hat trick and added an assist to lift the Olympiques over Montreal.
Jean-Philip Shabot scored the other two goals for Gatineau (15-18-1-2), which is on a five-game point streak. Paul Byron had four assists, while Hugo Laporte added three.
Luke Adam, Nick Layton and Matthew Brenton replied for the Junior (19-15-1-0).
Foreurs 3, Huskies 2
At Val-d'Or, Que., Samuel Morneau scored the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining as the Foreurs came back to beat Rouyn-Noranda.
Maxime Sauve and Jonathan Hazen also scored for Val-d'Or (8-25-1-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Jean-Sebastien Berube and Jarrad Struthers found the net for the Huskies (19-12-3-2).
Cataractes 3, Tigres 2
At Victoriaville, Que., Maxime Legault scored in the third period to help Shawinigan down the Tigres.
Tommy Tremblay and Nicholas Petersen scored first-period goals for the Cataractes (29-8-0-0). Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll was held off the scoresheet for the first time in 25 games.
David Cliche and Joel Chouinard scored for Victoriaville (18-19-0-1).