HALIFAX — Mitchell Balmas scored a hat trick as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan defeated the Halifax Mooseheads 5-4 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Saturday.
Balmas's third goal, at 5:09 of the third period, stood as the winner.
Antoine Morand and Michal Ivan also scored for Acadie-Bathurst (43-15-10).
Jake Ryczek, Xavier Parent, Filip Zadina and Benoit-Olivier Groulx scored for the Mooseheads (43-18-7).
Titan goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick kicked out 20 shots. Alexis Gravel made 28 saves for Halifax.
The Mooseheads were 1 for 4 on the power play while Acadie-Bathurst failed to score on its two chances with the man advantage.
ISLANDERS 5 WILDCATS 2
CHARLOTTETOWN — Pascal Aquin scored twice as the Islanders defeated Moncton.
Hunter Drew, Derek Gentile and Cameron Askew had the other goals for Charlottetown (37-24-7).
Alexander Khovanov and James Phelan provided the offence for the Wildcats (27-33-8).
SCREAMING EAGLES 8 SEA DOGS 3
SYDNEY, N.S. — Phelix Martineau scored a hat trick as the Screaming Eagles downed Saint John.
Egor Sokolov, Isiah Campbell, Ian Smallwood, Brooklyn Kalmikov and Ryan Francis supplied the rest of the offence for Cape Breton (32-28-8).
Robbie Burt, Brendan Sibley and Cole Reginato scored for the Sea Dogs (14-43-11).
VOLTIGEURS 5 CATARACTES 3
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Xavier Simoneau scored twice to lead the Voltigeurs over Shawinigan.
Carl-Olivier Dignard, Morgan Adams-Moisan and Connor Bramwell also scored for Drummondville (44-20-4).
Jan Drozg, Alex Plamondon and Samuel Blier scored for the Cataractes (16-45-7).
ARMADA 5 OLYMPIQUES 1
GATINEAU, Que. — Anthony Poulin's goal 40 seconds into the second period stood as the winner as Blainville-Boisbriand topped the Olympiques.
Alexander Katerinakis, Drake Batherson, Samuel Bolduc and Charles-Antoine Giguere also scored for the Armada (49-11-7).
Alex Breton had the lone goal for Gatineau (32-27-9).
TIGRES 3 DRAKKAR 1
BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Jeremy Cote had a goal and an assist to lift Victoriaville past the Drakkar.
Dominic Cormier and Marco Cavalleri also scored for the Tigres (42-20-6).
Ivan Chekhovich provided the offence for Baie-Comeau (30-33-5).
HUSKIES 5 SAGUENEENS 1
CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Vincent Marleau and Rafael Harvey-Pinard had a goal and an assist apiece as Rouyn-Noranda beat the Sagueneens.
Peter Abbandonato, Tommy Beaudoin and Patrik Hrehorcak had the other goals for the Huskies (39-19-10).
Liam Stevens scored for Chicoutimi (28-35-5).
REMPARTS 3 OCEANIC 2 (SO)
QUEBEC CITY, Que. — Matthew Boucher and Andrew Picco scored in the shootout to lift the Remparts over Rimouski.
Picco and Boucher also scored in regulation for Quebec (40-22-6).
Chase Stewart and Alex-Olivier Voyer scored for the Oceanic (42-17-8).
PHOENIX 5 FOREURS 4
SHERBROOKE, Que. — Nicolas Poulin scored twice as the Phoenix edged Val-d'Or.
Felix Robert buried the winning goal 11:30 into the third period and Mathieu Olivier and Benjamin Tardif also scored for Sherbrooke (34-23-11).
Nathan Hudgin had a hat trick for the Foreurs (19-42-7). Alexandre Couture had the other.
— This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
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