SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Auger was at his best in the third period when he stopped all 18 shots he faced to preserve the one-goal victory.
Stephen Anderson and Spencer Smallman scored for the Sea Dogs (2-1-0) while Oliver Cooper assisted on both.
Dominic Beauchemin had the lone goal for the Titan (2-1-0) as Mason McDonald turned away 32-of-34 shots in defeat.
Beauchemin opened the scoring off a pass from Robert Pelletier 11:35 into the first period, however Smallman responded for Saint John six minutes later to even the score after 20 minutes of play.
After a scoreless second period Anderson broke a 1-1 tie at 9:45 of the third with a power-play goal to put the Sea Dogs ahead.
Any chance for Acadie-Bathurst to tie the game was shut down by Auger, who came up big on the penalty kill after Jeremy Doucet went to the box for tripping at 16:47
Saint John went 1 for 7 on the power play while the Titan failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.
Armada 4 Cataractes 2
SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- Marcus Hinds scored two goals in the third period and set up another in the second as Blainville-Boisbriand doubled up the Cataractes.
Christopher Clapperton and Nikita Jevpalov also scored for the Armada (4-0-0) while Guillaume Decelles stopped 23 shots for the win.
Matthew Boudreau and Simon Boudreau scored power-play goals for Shawinigan (0-3-1) and Frederick Gaudreau assisted on both. Marvin Cupper allowed four goals on 28 shots in defeat.
Olympiques 6 Huskies 4
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. -- Emile Poirier had two goals and four points as Gatineau downed the Huskies.
Jonathan Bourcier, Vaclav Karabacek, Alexandre Carrier and Jean-Simon Deslauriers also scored for the Olympiques (3-1-0) as Simon Tardif-Richard chipped in with two assists.
Liam O'Brien and Marcus Power had a goal and an assist for Rouyn-Noranda (1-2-1) and Gabriel Slight and Julien Nantel each scored once.
In his QMJHL debut, Anthony Brodeur made 18 saves for the win as Alexandre Belanger stopped 20 shots in defeat.
Tigres 4 Foreurs 3
VAL-D'OR, Que. -- Carl-Antoine Delisle scored three times and set up one more and Brandon Whitney made 44 saves as Victoriaville squeezed past the Foreurs.
Mark Tremaine also scored for the Tigres (3-1-0) and Alex Filiatrault had two assists.
Anthony Mantha and Nicolas Aube-Kubel each had a goal and an assist for Val-d'Or (1-3-0) and Randy Gazzola scored once. Francois Tremblay made 17 saves in a losing cause.