Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits
A 31-goal scorer last year, Paquette had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Armada to a 5-3 road win. The Armada was down 2-1 entering the third period. Paquette’s goal turned out to be the game winner. An alternate captain for the team, Paquette was 17 of 28 on faceoffs and centered the Armada’s top line.
Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 (SO)
D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Sergeev’s first goal of the year came on the power play and gave Val-d’Or a brief 3-1 lead. He did not participate in the shootout, won by the Foreurs 1-0. Look for a breakout year from Sergeev (pictured) this season.
Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.
Ontario Hockey League
Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Brampton Battalion 1 (SO)
D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Blujus earned his first point of the season when he had an assist on Brampton’s only goal, scored on a 5-on-3 power play. He had spent the first half of the double man advantage as the triggerman for the Battalion. Blujus did not participate in the shootout. Listening to the radio broadcast, Blujus seemed to never leave the ice.
Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)
C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Richard had an assist on Andrey Pedan’s (Islanders) power play goal in overtime as Guelph came back from a 3-1 deficit to win their season opener. Leafs second rounder and Guelph captain Matt Finn had three assists for the Storm.