May 24th, 2024

QMJHL roundup: Voltigeurs trip Tigres 2-1 in semifinal opener

By The Canadian Press on April 26, 2024.

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – Vsevolod Komarov’s power-play goal at 9:32 of the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Victoriaville Tigres in Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League playoff action on Friday.

Sam Oliver also scored for the Voltigeurs, who wereoutshot 37-36 in the opening game of the semifinal series.

Tommy Cormier scored for the Tigres, who went 0-for-2 on the power play. The Voltigeurs were 1-for-2.

The first period was scoreless and the Voltigeurs led 1-0 heading into the third.

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Saturday at Centre Marcel Dionne.

Elsewhere in the QMJHL on Friday:


(Baie-Comeau leads best-of-seven series 2-0)

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. – Justin Gill scored three goals, Justin Poirier added three assists, and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar defeated the visiting Cape Breton Eagles 5-3 to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven QMJHL semifinal series.

Isaac Dufort also scored for the Drakkar, who won Thursday’s series opener 4-0.

Cole Burbidge, Charles-Antoine Lavallee and Xavier Daigle scored for the Eagles, who led 2-1 after the first period. The teams were tied 3-3 heading into the third period.

The Drakkar outshot the Eagles 29-27 and went 2-for-2 on the power play, while the Eagles were 1-for-3.

Game 3 is Monday at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 26, 2024.

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