GATINEAU, Que. — Joey Vetrano netted the shootout winner as the Gatineau Olympiques squeezed past the Halifax Mooseheads 3-2 Wednesday in a battle of second-place teams from each conference.
Isaac Belliveau and Alexis Gendron scored in regulation for Gatineau (32-12-4-2). Francesco Lapenna made 38 saves between regulation and overtime.
Jordan Dumais and Josh Lawrence replied for Halifax (35-7-4-3), which got 33 stops from Mathis Rousseau.
Belliveau scored the game-tying goal at 13:41 of the third frame before a shootout period that went nine rounds and saw the Olympiques score four times to the Mooseheads' three.
REMPARTS 6 DRAKKAR 3
BAIE-COMEAU, QUE. — James Malatesta and Jérémy Langlois each had a goal and an assist and the Québec Remparts defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6-3.
Théo Rochette, Daniel Agostino, Vsevolod Komarov and Charles Savoie added the others for Québec (41-6-1-2), which has won 13 of its last 15 games.
Louis-Charles Plourde, with two goals, and Charles-Antoine Dumont replied for Baie-Comeau (21-27-3-1).
HUSKIES 3 TIGRES 2 (SO)
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUE. — Tristan Allard scored the shootout winner to lift the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to a 3-2 win over the Victoriaville Tigres.
Daniil Bourash added the other in the shootout, while Louis-Philippe Fontaine netted both regulation goals for Rouyn-Noranda (29-16-3-3). Thomas Couture made 33 saves between regulation and overtime.
Frédéric Brunet and Tommy Cormier answered for Victoriaville (32-12-1-4), which got its lone shootout marker from Maxime Pellerin. Nathan Darveau stopped 36-of-38 shots.
ARMADA 6 SAGUENÉENS 2
BOISBRIAND, QUE. — James Swan had a goal and two assists as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada used a five-goal second period to fuel a 6-2 win over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.
Félix Larose, Théo Lemieux, Thomas Paquet, Anri Ravinskis and Jonathan Fauchon also scored for Blainville-Boisbriand (20-24-5-2), which won its third straight.
Alexis Morin and Félix Bédard replied for Chicoutimi (26-24-2), which dropped its second in a row.
WILDCATS 4 SEA DOGS 2
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Jonas Taibel had a goal and an assist to help lead the Moncton Wildcats past the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-2.
Yoan Loshing, Oscar Plandowski and Maxim Barbashev also scored for Moncton (23-23-0-2). Jacob Steinman stopped 32 shots.
Brady Burns and Alex Drover replied for Saint John (17-30-1-1), which dropped its third straight. Olivier Brideau made 24 saves.
This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2023.
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