Wildcats down Armada in OT: QMJHL playoffs
Vladimir Tkachev scores winner for Moncton
Wildcats 6, Armada 5 (OT)
BOISBRIAND, Que. — Vladimir Tkachev scored his second goal of the game 16:58 into overtime as the Moncton Wildcats took Game 2 against the host Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6-5 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.
Ivan Barbashev had a goal and three assists for the Wildcats (1-1), who evened their Round 1 matchup at a game apiece, Christopher Caissy scored once and set up two more and Conor Garland and Christophe Lalonde each had a goal and an assist.
Nikita Jevpalovs had a hat trick for the Armada (1-1) while Ryan Tesink and Marcus Hinds each scored once.
Moncton's Alex Dubeau made 41 saves for the win as Blainville-Boisbriand's Etienne Marcoux gave up six goals on 26 shots in defeat.
Mooseheads 6, Islanders 3
HALIFAX — Danny Moynihan scored twice and Jonathan Drouin and Luca Ciampini each added a goal and two assists as the Mooseheads doubled up Charlottetown for a 1-0 first-round series lead.
Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Schewfelt had a goal and an assist apiece for Halifax.
Anthony Cortese, Alexandre Goulet and Daniel Sprong each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders (0-1).
Zachary Fucale made 15 saves for the Mooseheads while Charlottetown's Mason McDonald stopped 45-of-51 shots in defeat.
Huskies 5, Remparts 4 (OT)
QUEBEC CITY — Ryan Penny scored 4:11 into overtime and Jeremy Lauzon scored twice in regulation as Rouyn-Noranda slipped past the Remparts to take Game 1 of its Round 1 matchup.
Mathieu Lemay had a goal and an assist for the Huskies (1-0) and Jason Fuchs scored the other.
Adam Chapman had a pair of goals for Quebec (0-1), Cody Donaghey and Nick Sorensen each scored once and Olivier Archambault tacked on three assists.
Rouyn-Noranda's Alexandre Belanger made 29 saves for the win as Francois Brassard stopped 30-of-35 shots for the Remparts.
Drakkar 5, Cataractes 1
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Philippe Cadorette made 27 saves and Robbie Graham scored twice as the Drakkar toppled Shawingan in Game 1 of their first-round tilt.
Jeremy Gregoire, Denis Gorbunov and Charles Hudon also scored for Baie-Comeau (1-0) while Valentin Zykov and Alec Jon Banville each chipped in with two assists.
Shawinigan's Alexis D'Aoust snapped Cadorette's shutout bid with less than five minutes to play in the third period.
Marvin Cupper turned away 33-of-38 shots for the Cataractes (0-1).
Foreurs 4, Titan 1
VAL-D'OR, Que. — Anthony Richard scored late in the first period and then again in the third as the Foreurs took Game 1 in their Round 1 clash against Acadie-Bathurst.
Guillaume Gelinas had a goal and assist for Val-d'Or (1-0) and Samuel Henley added the other.
Aaron Kerr scored the lone goal for the Titan (0-1).
Antoine Bibeau made 15 saves for the Foreurs. Acadie-Bathurst's Jacon Brennan stopped 38-of-42 shots in defeat.
Oceanic 5, Sagueneens 3
RIMOUSKI, Que. — Sebastien Sylvestre scored twice and Philippe Desrosiers only had to make 13 saves as the Oceanic were victorious in Game 1 of their opening round meeting with Chicoutimi.
Jimmy Oligny, Samuel Morin and William Couture also scored for Rimouski (1-0) and Alexis Loiseau chipped in with two assists.
Janne Puhakka, William Gignac and Domenic Beauchemin scored for the Sagueneens (0-1) while Julio Billia kicked out 36-of-40 shots in a losing cause.
Chicoutimi's Simon Tremblay was ejected in the second period after receiving a major for checking from behind.
Tigres 4, Voltigeurs 3
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Francois Tremblay made 33 saves and Julien Leduc's goal 27 seconds into the third period stood up as the winner as Victoriaville edged the Voltigeurs for a 1-0 series lead in Round 1 action.
Jonathan Diaby and Yan Pavel Laplante each had a goal and an assist for the Tigres and Cameron Yarwood scored once.
Drummondville (0-1) got goals from Matthew Boudens, William Carriere and Olivier Caouette.
Louis-Philip Guindon gave up four goals on 18 shots for the Voltigeurs.
Olympiques 7, Screaming Eagles 2
GATINEAU, Que. — Simon Tardif-Richard had three goals and two assists and Martin Reway added two goals and two assists as the Olympiques hammered Cape Breton in Game 1 of their first-round bout.
Vaclav Karabacek scored once and set up two more for Gatineau (1-0), Emile Poirier had a single goal and Jean-Simon Deslauriers had three assists.
Timothe Simard and Clark Bishop scored for the Screaming Eagles (0-1).
Robert Steeves made 18 saves for the Olympiques. Cape Breton's Alex Bureau gave up five goals on 23 shots in 46 minutes of action before Zachary Fortin took over. Fortin stopped 4-of-6 shots in relief.