QMJHL: Ouellet and Sea Dogs end playoff hopes for Halifax

The Canadian Press

3/14/2009 11:19:28 PM

HALIFAX - Olivier Ouellet and the Saint John Sea Dogs killed any shred of playoff hopes the Halifax Mooseheads had left on Saturday.

Ouellet had a goal and an assist as the Sea Dogs eliminated the Halifax Mooseheads from playoff contention with a 3-2 win in the lone Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game.

With one game remaining, Halifax is two points behind the Val-d'Or Foreurs and the Lewiston Maineiacs for the final spot in the QMJHL playoffs. Even if the Mooseheads win their final game and both Val-d'Or and Lewiston lose, the Maineiacs will win the tie-break because they have more wins on the season.

With the win, Saint John (34-29-2-2) took sole possession of eighth place, two points ahead of the Montreal Junior. Both teams have one game remaining.

Danick Gauthier and Joshua Schram also scored for the Sea Dogs. Tomas Knotek had a goal and an assist and Gerrad Grant added a goal for Halifax (18-41-3-5).

Robert Mayer made 27 saves for Saint John, while Mooseheads netminder Mark Yetman stopped 28 shots.

The game was rescheduled from February 19 due to severe weather conditions.