North American Juniors Game Night: 5-4-12

QMJHL

(7) Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 3 (2OT)
Finals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 1-0

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-1-1, +1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (high sticking, roughing after the whistle), 4 Hits
Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 9-7-16, +10, 22 PIM
Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

Minnesota first rounder Zack Phillips scored halfway through the second overtime to lift the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 3-2 win in the opening game of the 2012 President Cup Finals. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier took a team-high 30 faceoffs for the Sea Dogs. He was second on the team in hits with four and earned an assist on a goal by Thomas Jurco (Red Wings), which gave Saint John a 2-0 lead in the first period. Game 2 of the series is Saturday night in Saint John.