May 26th, 2024

QMJHL: Voltigeurs beat Phoenix 6-1 to advance to final four

By The Canadian Press on April 21, 2024.

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The Drummondville Voltigeurs have punched their ticket to the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League semifinals.

The visiting Voltigeurs zapped the Sherbrooke Phoenix 6-1 on Sunday at Palais des Sports Leopold-Drolet to win their best-of-seven quarterfinal series in six games.

Noah Reinhart scored twice and added two assists for the Volts, who led 2-1 after the first period and 4-1 heading into the third.

Sam Oliver scored twice and added an assist for the visitors, while Lukas Landry and Ethan Gauthier netted singles. Kassim Gaudet and Marc-Olivier each chipped in with two assists.

Olivier Dubois scored for the Phoenix, who were badly outshot 33-24.

The Voltigeurs went 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Phoenix were 0-for-3.

The Voltigeurs won the first three game of the series – 5-2, 5-2 and 7-1 – before the Phoenix won Game 4 (5-1) and Game 5 (4-3) to make things interesting.

The Voltigeurs join the Victoriaville Tigres, Cape Breton Eagles and Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the final four.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2024.

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