QMJHL Roundup: Roy, Melansons' five-point efforts lead Phoenix past Sea Dogs 8-2

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Joshua Roy had a hat trick and two assists, Jacob Melanson added two goals and three assists and the Sherbrooke Phoenix pummelled the Saint John Sea Dogs 8-2 on Friday.

Justin Gill, with two goals, and Israël Mianscum provided the rest of the offence for Sherbrooke (36-12-3-2). Olivier Adam turned away 26 shots.

Giuseppe Ianniello and Eriks Mateiko scored for Saint John (19-31-1-1). Ventsislav Shingarov made 34 saves.

Melanson moved into sole possession of second in the QMJHL by reaching the 40-goal mark. Meanwhile, Gill sits in fifth with 37 goals.



VICTORIAVILLE, QUE. — Vincent Collard scored the shootout winner as the Baie-Comeau Drakkar defeated the Victoriaville Tigres 4-3.

Émile Chouinard, Niks Fenenko and Isaac Dufort scored in regulation for Baie-Comeau (23-27-3-2). Olivier Ciarlo made 38 saves.

Egor Goriunov, Maxime Pellerin and Thomas Belgarde replied for Victoriaville (32-14-1-5). Nathan Darveau stopped 31 shots.



ROUYN-NORANDA, QUE. — Thomas Verdon led the way with a hat trick and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies cruised past the Chicoutimi Saguenéens 6-2.

Samuel Beauchemin, Tristan Allard and Louis-Philippe Fontaine also scored for Rouyn-Noranda (31-16-4-3). Thomas Couture stopped 33-of-35 shots.

Emmanuel Vermette and Maxim Massé replied for Chicoutimi (27-25-2). Charles-Antoine Lavallée made 26 saves.



RIMOUSKI, QUE. — Jan Sprynar had two goals and an assist to power the Rimouski Océanic to a 4-2 win over the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

Luka Verreault and Luke Coughlin added the others for Rimouski (28-23-2-1). Gabriel Robert made 17 saves.

Anri Ravinskis scored twice for Blainville-Boisbriand (20-27-5-2) late in the third after being down 4-0. Charles-Édward Gravel turned away 25 shots.



SHAWINIGAN, QUE. — Drew Elliott had a goal and an assist as the Drummondville Voltigeurs downed the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-1.

Manix Landry and Jérémy Lapointe also scored for Drummondville (22-25-4-1), which got 25 saves from Riley Mercer.

Lorenzo Canonica was the lone scorer for Shawinigan (24-25-2-2). Rémi Delafontaine stopped 24-of-26 shots.

This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 17, 2023.

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