GATINEAU, Que. — Alexander Mirzabalaev scored in regulation and netted the shootout winner to lead the Val-d'Or Foreurs to a 4-3 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Saturday.
The second-place Foreurs (3-0-1) remain undefeated in regulation time while the last-place Olympiques (0-1-2) have yet to win this season.
The Foreurs were down 2-0 when Nathan Bolduc scored with 54 seconds remaining in the second period. Alexandre Doucet and Mirzabalaev scored in the third period to give Val-d'Or a 3-2 lead.
Olivier Boutin sent the game to overtime with a goal at 13:31 of the third. Mathieu Bizier and Antonin Verreault scored in the first period for the home team.
All three of Gatineau's goals came on the power play. The Olympiques were 3 for 7 with the extra skater.
Goalie Philippe Cloutier stopped 36-of-39 pucks for the win while Emerik Despatie made 28 saves.
CATARACTES 5 HUSKIES 0
SHAWINIGAN, Que. – Olivier Nadeau scored twice and added a helper and Charles-Antoine Lavallee stopped all 24 shots he faced as Shawinigan (1-0-2) blanked Rouyn-Noranda (2-2-0) for its first win of the season.
REMPARTS 4 SAGUENEENS 1
QUEBEC CITY – Theo Rochette scored for the third time this season, and his first-period goal held as the winner for Quebec (3-1-0) over Chicoutimi (1-1-2). The Remparts have won three straight.
PHOENIX 5 DRAKKAR 2
SHERBROOKE, Que. – Xavier Parent and Julien Anctil each scored twice to give Sherbrooke (1-2-0) its first victory of the season. The Phoenix outshot the Drakkar 51-16.
MOOSEHEADS 2ISLANDERS 0
HALIFAX – Brady James turned aside all 32 shots he faced in Halifax's win over Charlottetown (3-1-0), which suffered its first defeat of the season. David Lafrance and Robert Orr scored for the Mooseheads (2-1-1).
TITAN 4 SEA DOGS 3 (SO)
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Ben Allison scored the only goal in the shootout to lead undefeated Acadie-Bathurst (4-0-0) over winless Saint John (0-3-1). Riley Kidney scored his fourth of the season for the Titan.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2021.