CHL playoffs: Jonathan Drouin pads QMJHL playoff scoring lead
Collects 4 assists in Moosheads win over Olympiques
Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals and two assists and Jonathan Drouin had four assists as the Halifax Mooseheads downed the visiting Gatineau Olympiques 6-2 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.
Drouin currently leads the playoffs in scoring with six goals and 19 points in six outings while Ehlers is second with six goals and 16 points in six games.
Philippe Gadoury, Andrew Shewfelt, Matt Murphy and MacKenzee Weegar also scored for the Mooseheads, who lead the second-round series 2-0. Zachary Fucale made 25 saves for the win.
Martin Reway and Vincent Dunn each had a goal and an assist for the Olympiques and Robert Steeves stopped 25-of-31 shots in defeat.
Drakkar 5, Huskies 2
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Maxime St-Cyr had a pair of goals as the Drakkar beat Rouyn-Noranda to go up 2-0 in their second-round matchup.
Valentin Zykov had a goal and an assist for Baie-Comeau while Alec Jon Banville and Frederic Gamelin had the others.
Philippe Cadorette made 20 saves for the Drakkar.
Jack Nevins and Marcus Power supplied the scoring for the Huskies as Alexandre Belanger stopped 42-of-46 shots, including a Jeremy Gregoire penalty shot at 15:44 of the third period.
Foreurs 4, Voltigeurs 3 OT
VAL-D'OR, Que. — Louick Marcotte scored 2:04 into overtime as the Foreurs took Game 2 to even their second-round clash with Drummondville at a game apiece.
Anthony Richard, Anthony Beauregard and Olivier Galipeau also scored for Val-d'Or and Antoine Bibeau made 34 saves for the win.
Olivier Caouette forced overtime for the Voltigeurs with a goal at 19:19 of the third period while Joey Ratelle and Matthew Boudens had the others.
Drummondville's Louis-Phillip Guindon stopped 33-of-37 shots in defeat.
Rockets 6, Thunderbirds 3
Nick Merkley and Damon Severson each had a goal and two assists as the Kelowna Rockets downed the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 6-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Riley Stadel, Tyrell Goulbourne, Rourke Chartier and Cole Linaker also scored for the Rockets, who lead the second-round series 2-0, while Jordon Cooke made 36 saves for the win.
Scott Eansor, Alexander Delnov and Roberts Lipsbergs supplied the scoring for the Thunderbirds.
Seattle's Taran Kozun allowed five goals on 29 shots against.
Oil Kings 3, Wheat Kings 0
EDMONTON — Tristan Jarry won the goaltender battle, stopping 29 shots as the Oil Kings blanked Brandon to go up 2-0 in their second-round matchup.
Jordan Papirny stopped 54-of-57 shots, including 21 in the third period, for the Wheat Kings.
Edgars Kulda had two goals and an assist to lead the Edmonton offence.
Ashton Sautner also scored for the Oil Kings while Brett Pollock tacked on two assists.
Ice 4, Tigers 2
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Rinat Valiev broke a 2-2 deadlock at 13:08 of the third and Jagger Dirk added insurance into an empty net as Kootenay doubled up the Tigers to open its second-round series with a victory.
Jon Martin and Austin Vetterl also scored for the Ice and Mackenzie Skapski made 28 saves for the win.
Marek Langhamer gave Medicine Hat a chance by stopping 38-of-41 shots while Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox each had a goal and an assist.
Jordan Steenbergen of the Tigers and Kootenay's Blake Penner were assessed fighting majors and game misconducts at 19:49 of the third.
Winterhawks 6, Royals 3
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oliver Bjorkstrand and Derrick Pouliot each had two goals and an assist as the Winterhawks toppled Victoria for a 2-0 second-round series lead.
Nicolas Petan and Anton Cederholm also scored for Portland and Brendan Leipsic chipped in with three assists.
Steven Hodges scored twice for the Royals and assisted on Austin Carroll's goal as well.
Brendan Burke made 22 saves for the Winterawks while Victoria's Patrik Polivka turned aside 38-of-44 shots in defeat.