QMJHL: Summary of April 3 games in the Courteau circuit

The Remparts completely dominated a duel of powerhouses in the QMJHL with a 6-2 victory at the hands of the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Quebec fired an impressive total of 47 shots on net and conceded only 17 shots to Sherbrooke.

After letting the Phoenix open the scoring in the first period thanks to a goal from Xavier Parent, the Remparts rebounded with four unanswered goals, including three in the second period.

Zachary Bolduc first put the Remparts on the board, before seeing his teammate Evan Nause score the first of two goals during this sequence. Théo Rochette also hit the target between Nause’s two goals.

Bolduc also finished the game with three points. He has 41 goals and 79 points in 53 games this year.

Parent returned to the charge in the third period. His 42nd goal of the season made it 4-2, but Quebec scored two more to put the game out of reach for Sherbrooke.

Mikael Huchette and James Malatesta scored the last two goals for the Remparts.

The Remparts have been on a strong streak recently with eight consecutive wins. They scored 43 goals during that streak.

Canadian prospect Joshua Roy was cleared from the scoresheet.

“We were very good from start to finish”

Melanson takes charge of the Wildcats

Another game, another good offensive performance for Habs prospect Riley Kidney. He had two assists, his teammate Jacob Melanson scored three goals and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan beat the Moncton Wildcats 5-1.

With two points on Sunday, Kidney has now amassed 29 points in his last 15 games, just shy of two points per game.

He has 84 points in 54 games this season.

Although he did well, it wasn’t Kidney who had his team’s best offensive performance. Jacob Melanson finished the game with four points, including a hat trick.

It was he who scored the first three goals of the match. Melanson opened the scoring midway through the first period, before adding two more goals before the end of the first period.

Brooklyn Kalmikov scored in the second period for Moncton, but the Titan responded in the third period with goals from Carter Ansems and Marc-André Gaudet.

Jan Bednar did well in goal for the Titan with 23 saves.

The Titan have won two of their three games against the Wildcats in the last 48 hours.

The Voltigeurs double the Sags

Charles-Antoine Dumont had two goals and an assist in an 8-4 Drummondville Voltigeurs win over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

This victory allows Drummondville to find the path of victory after two defeats while the Sags suffer a third consecutive defeat.

Maveric Lamoureux collected three assists for Drummondville.

The other scorers were Simon Hughes, Jérémy Lapointe, Mikael Diotte, Trtistan Roy, Luka Gomboc and Édouard Charron.

Alex Blais, Andrei Loshko, Marc-Antoine Séguin and Christopher Inniss provided the answer for the Saguenéens.

Thomas Bégin, Matteo Mann and Matej Kaslik each had two assists in the loss.

Gatineau smiling, Shawi crying

Olympics 4 – Cataracts 2

The Gatineau Olympiques signed a third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Isaac Belliveau scored his seventh of the season at 2:27 into the first period.

Manix Landry added to the Gatineau lead early in the second period.

The Cataractes scored a point on the board on Xavier Bourgault’s 27th of the season at 4:32 of the third period.

With a score of 2-1, the Olympiques scored two goals to take a three-goal lead through Mathieu Bizier and Simon Pinard.

With 1:35 to go, Charles Beaudoin completed a play by Bourgault and Lois Usereau.

Shawinigan takes a fifth loss in a row.

The Océanic drops the Drakkar

The Rimouski Océanic scored four straight goals to drop the Drakkar and sign a 4-1 victory.

Baie-Comeau was the first team to score. Jacob Gaucher found the back of the net for the 31st time this season to open the scoring in the first period.

The Océanic provided the reply at the end of the second period. William Dumoulin hit the mark to bring everyone even with twenty minutes to play.

Rimouski opened the machine in the third period with three goals. Cam Thomson, Louis Robin and Xavier Cormier in an empty net rattled the ropes to give victory to Rimouski.

In the loss, goaltender Olivier Adam did well with 42 saves on 45 shots.

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