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QMJHL: Surging Olympiques crush Voltigeurs

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The Canadian Press
1/4/2009 10:22:23 PM
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Paul Byron, Jead-Philip Chabot and Alexandre Quesnel gave the Drummondville Voltigeurs a taste of their own medicine on Sunday.

The top three scorers on the Gatineau Olympiques combined for 16 points as Gatineau slaughtered the best offensive team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by a score of 10-2.

Byron scored four goals and added three assists, Chabot had a goal and five assists, and Quesnel chipped in a goal and two assists for the Olympiques (19-18-2-2), who have won eight of their past 10 games, a sharp contrast to earlier in the season when they lost 14 in a row.

Gatineau scored six times before Dany Masse put Drummondville on the board with 18 seconds remaining in the second period. Philippe Lefebvre followed up with a goal less than a minute into the third, but it was all the offence the Voltigeurs (31-6-0-3) could muster en route to their third loss in four games.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, it was: Moncton 5, Acadie-Bathurst 2; P.E.I. 4, Halifax 0; Quebec 7, Chicoutimi 0; Rouyn-Noranda 3, Shawinigan 2; Saint John 3, Lewiston 2; Victoriaville 3, Val-d'Or 2 (SO); and Baie-Comeau 3, Montreal 2 (SO).

At Gatineau, Que., Nicholas Valliere Mayer, Hubert Labrie, Alexei Dostoinov and Joshua Domingues rounded out the scoring for the Olympiques. Steven Delisle added four assists.

Maxime Clermont made 28 saves for Gatineau, while Antoine Tardif and Nathan Dunnett allowed 10 goals, the most allowed by Drummondville all season, on 27 shots.

Wildcats 5, Titan 2

At Bathurst, N.B., Matt Brown had three assists and an empty-netter to lead Moncton past the Titan.

Ted Stephens had two points, with a goal and an assist, while Daniel Pettersson, Scott Brannon and Simon Jodoin added goals for the Wildcats (31-3-2-3), who won their sixth game in a row and claimed top spot in the QMJHL.

Remi Blanchard and Jonathan Lessard scored first-period goals for Acadie-Bathurst (16-19-5-3).

Rocket 4, Mooseheads 0

At Halifax, Bobby Nadeau stopped 26 shots to record his first shutout of the season as P.E.I. blanked the Mooseheads.

Benjamin Cassavant scored twice, Jason Legault had a goal and an assist and Brandon Street opened the scoring for the Rocket (15-21-3-5). Simon Olsson and Jordon Southorn added two assists each.

Mathieu Corbeil-Theriault made 32 saves for Halifax (11-26-2-2).

Remparts 7, Sagueneens 0

At Quebec, Charles Lavigne earned his third shutout of the season, making 25 saves as the Remparts trounced Chicoutimi for their eighth straight victory.

Kelsey Tessier had five points (two goals, three assists), Mikael Tam scored twice, while Mikhail Stefanovich and Frederick Roy had a goal and an assist each for Quebec (31-8-0-2). Marc-Olivier-Vallerand also scored.

Francois Levesque stopped 23 shots for the Sagueneens (16-20-2-2).

Huskies 3, Cataractes 2

At Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Alex Emond scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Huskies upset Shawinigan.

Christophe Losier also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (21-15-3-2).

Philippe Paradis and Antoine Houde-Caron replied for the Cataractes (33-9-0-0).

Sea Dogs 3, Maineiacs 2

At Lewiston, Maine, Joshua Schram scored a pair to lift Saint John over the Maineiacs.

Shea Kewin added a goal for the Sea Dogs (22-18-2-2), who snapped a four-game losing skid.

Danick Paquette scored both goals for Lewiston (13-29-0-0), which lost its seventh straight game.

Tigres 3, Foreurs 2 (SO)

At Val-d'Or, Que., Andrej Nestrasil scored the only goal of the shootout as Victoriaville outlasted the Foreurs.

Alexandre Labonte and Joel Chouinard scored in regulation for the Tigres (22-20-0-1), who won their third in a row.

Samuel Morneau scored twice, including the tying goal with 45 seconds left in the third period, as Val-d'Or (9-27-2-4) lost its third straight game.

Drakkar 3, Junior 2 (SO)

At Montreal, Felix Petit tied the game with 56 seconds remaining in the third period and scored the only goal in the shootout to lead Baie-Comeau past the Junior.

Roman Malinik had a goal and an assist for the Drakkar (12-22-4-2).

Luke Adam scored both goals for Montreal (21-17-1-1).

Gatineau Olympiques (Photo: TSN)

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