Yanni Gourde remains firmly in the lead of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s scoring race.
Gourde had an assist in the Victoriaville Tigres’ 3-2 win over the Gatineau Olympiques on Sunday to increase his league-leading total to 111 points (33 goals, 78 assists).
Gourde is 11 points ahead of Zach O’Brien of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, although O’Brien has four games in hand to close to gap.
Elsewhere in the QMJHL it was: Quebec 4, Cape Breton 2; Acadie-Bathurst 4, P.E.I. 3 (SO); and Shawinigan 5, Baie-Comeau 3.
At Gatineau, Que., Brandon Hynes’ power-play goal just over a minute into the third period was the difference for Victoriaville (40-18-5).
Stefan Fournier gave the Tigres a 1-0 lead just 2:20 into the game, while Philippe Halley’s goal tie the game at two in the second period.
Adam Chapman and Kyle Morrison each scored for the Olympiques (25-29-9) in the second.
David Honzik turned aside 22 shots for Victoriaville, while at the other end of the ice Francois Lacerte kept Gatineau in the game with 40 saves.
Remparts 4 Screaming Eagles 2
At Quebec, Mikhail Grigorenko’s third-period goal lifted the Remparts (41-15-7) past Cape Breton (21-39-3).
Titan 4 Rocket 3 (SO)
At Charlottetown, Zach O’Brien scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as Acadie-Bathurst (30-29-5) edged last-place P.E.I. (17-40-5).
Cataractes 5 Drakkar 3
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Shawinigan (42-14-7) had four unanswered goals to cruise by the Drakkar (28-30-5).