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Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 64 GP, 38-14-52, +11, 99 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 54 GP, 36-44-80, +37, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Mathieu Joseph hit the 80-point plateau and Saint John secured the top seed throughout the QMJHL playoffs as the Dogs beat the last-place Wildcats Wednesday, 5-0. All teams have two games remaining.

Charlottetown Islanders 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (OT)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/10 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Halifax lost a 5-2 lead in the third period, but earned the second point in overtime on a Jake Coughler (undrafted) goal. The Mooseheads are in the 15th spot of 16 playoff teams, but could fall out if they lose both of their remaining games and Rimouski and Sherbrooke get wins.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 63 GP, 45-28-73, +22, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan scored his 44th and 45th goals of the season to lead 3-seeded Shawinigan over 2-seeded Rouyn-Noranda, 3-2. Both teams are locked into their playoff seedings entering the last two games of the regular season. Yan is five behind QMJHL goal leader Giovanni Fiore (undrafted) of Cape Breton, who has 50.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season: 64 GP, 33-28-61, +17, 46 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

The Hounds have already clinched their division, though losing to lowly Saginaw didn’t help their chances of overtaking Erie for the top spot.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 0

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/9 FO
Season Totals: 64 GP, 19-29-48, +2, 28 PIM
With Petes: 25 GP, 7-12-19, +10, 14 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 7 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 58 GP, 7-20-27, +9, 56 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

6-5 goaltender Scott Smith (undrafted) stopped all 24 shots he faced as Peterborough beat the 67’s in Ottawa, 2-0. Spencer fought Hudson Wilson. The Petes are four points up on Oshawa for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have two games remaining.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1

C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 56 GP, 35-41-76, +12, 60 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Moose Jaw is comfortably in second in its division, so losing to wild card holder Brandon doesn’t hurt too much.