SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Cedric Desruisseaux scored three times and tacked on an assist, and the Charlottetown Islanders pulled away after blowing a four-goal lead to beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 6-5 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
Patrick Leblanc, Lukas Cormier and Brett Budgell also scored for the Islanders (2-0-0), who were up 4-0 early in the second period before Saint John scored four straight goals to make it a tied game at 15:56 of the third.
Nicholas Girouard, Peter Reynolds, Dawson Stairs, Josh Lawrence and Jeremie Poirier supplied the offence for the Sea Dogs (0-1-1).
Budgell regained the lead for Charlottetown at 17:03 of the third with his team's third power-play goal of the night, and Desruisseaux made it 6-4 with an empty netter only for Poirier to add a fifth Saint John goal with 26 seconds to go in regulation.
Colten Ellis made 32 saves for the Islanders, while Creed Jones stopped 29-of-34 shots for the Sea Dogs.
Charlottetown went 3 for 5 on the power play. Saint John was 2 for 5.
CATARACTES 3 DRAKKAR 1
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Antoine Coulombe stopped 28-of-29 shots, while Vasily Ponomarev scored the winner midway through the second as Shawinigan (1-1-0) slipped past the Drakkar (0-1-0).
TIGRES 4 REMPARTS 3 (OT)
QUEBEC CITY — Sean Larochelle scored 25 seconds into the extra period, and Mikhail Abramov had a goal and two assists to lift Victoriaville (2-0-0) over the Remparts (0-0-1).
HUSKIES 5 VOLTIGEURS 4 (OT)
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. — Alex Beaucage struck twice in regulation, then set up William Rouleau's winner 17 seconds into overtime as the Huskies (1-1-0) edged Drummondville (1-0-1).
FOREURS 3 OLYMPQUES 1
VAL-D'OR, Que. — Edouard St-Laurent had two goals and an assist and Jakob Pelletier added three helpers, and the Foreurs (1-0-1) toppled Gatineau (1-1-0).
EAGLES 5 MOOSEHEADS 4 (OT)
HALIFAX — Shawn Element's fourth assist of the game came on Jarrett Baker's winner 45 seconds into overtime, Nathan Larose had two goals an an assist, and Cape Breton (1-1-0) beat the Mooseheads (1-0-1).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2020.
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