BATHURST, N.B. — Riley Kidney scored 4:45 into overtime as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan rallied to a 4-3 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs on Friday to start the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.
Mathieu Desgagnes had a pair of goals in the third period to help Acadie-Bathurst (1-0-0) overcome a 3-0 deficit. Cole Huckins had a goal and three assists.
Chad Arsenault made 33 saves for the win.
Joshua Roy, Kale McCallum, and Alex Drover supplied the offence as Saint John (0-0-1) built a 3-0 lead by the second intermission.
Noah Patenaude stopped 42 shots in net for the Sea Dogs.
Neither team scored on the power play. The Titan were 0 for 2 and Saint John was 0 for 1.
OLYMPIQUES 4 FOREURS 3 (SO)
VAL-D'OR, Que. - Antonin Verreault had the shootout winner as Gatineau edged the Foreurs.
Evan MacKinnon and Manix Landry had power-play goals for the Olympiques (1-0-0), while Metis Roelens also scored.
Jeremy Michel, Justin Robidas, and Jakob Pelletier replied for Val-d'Or (0-0-1).
ISLANDERS 4 WILDCATS 2
MONCTON, N.B. - Thomas Casey struck twice as Charlottetown doubled the Wildcats.
Lukas Cormier put away the winner for the Islanders (1-0-0) at 13:16 of the third period. Keiran Gallant also scored.
Vincent Labelle had both goals for Moncton (0-1-0).
MOOSEHEADS 6 EAGLES 2
SYDNEY, N.S. - Zachary L'Heureux had a pair of goals, including the late winner, as Halifax downed Cape Breton.
Cole Foston, Markus Vidicek, Liam Peyton and James Swan also scored for the Mooseheads (1-0-0).
Liam Kidney and Nathan Larose responded for the Eagles (0-1-0).
SAGUENEENS 5 CATARACTES 2
CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Hendrix Lapierre and Dawson Mercer had two goals apiece as the Sagueneens topped Shawinigan.
Xavier Labrecque had the other goal for Chicoutimi (1-0-0).
Marc-Antoine Pepin and Xavier Bourgault supplied the offence for the Cataractes (0-1-0).
TIGRES 4 OCEANIC 0
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Fabio Iacobo stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Tigres blanked Rimouski.
Nicolas Daigle had a goal and an assist to lead Victoriaville's (1-0-0) offence. Conor Frenette, Brooklyn Kalmikov, and Olivier Coulombe rounded out the attack.
Raphael Audet turned aside 17 shots for the Oceanic (0-1-0).
VOLTIGEURS 5 HUSKIES 3
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. - Alexis Morin and Xavier Simoneau both scored twice as Drummondville sailed past the Huskies.
Daniel Agostino also scored for the Voltigeurs (1-0-0).
Alex Beaucage, Donovan Arsenault and William Rouleau found the back of the net for Rouyn-Noranda (0-1-0).
ARMADA 8 PHOENIX 5
SHERBROOKE, Que. - Miguel Tourigny scored twice as Blainville-Boisbriand beat Sherbrooke.
Alexis Gendron's goal at the 10:05 mark of the third period was the winner for the Armada (1-0-0). Mikael Denis, Yaroslav Likhachev, Benjamin Corbeil, Zachary Roy and Andrew Belchamber rounded out the attack.
Xavier Parent had a pair of goals for the Phoenix (0-1-0), while Christophe Rondeau, Patrick Guay and Samuel Poulin also found the back of the net.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 2, 2020.