QMJHL Friday roundup

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Brent Andrews scored Friday night in his return to the Halifax Mooseheads lineup.

The Hunter River native scored the final goal of the game as the Mooseheads defeated the Gatineau Olympiques 4-1. Halifax leads the best-of-seven second-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) series 1-0.

Andrews missed the last three games of the first-round series with the Charlottetown Islanders due to an upper body injury.

Andrew Ryan had two goals and an assist for Halifax while Nikolaj Ehlers and Jonathan Drouin each had two assists.

All five goals were scored on special teams with the Mooseheads tallying three power-play goals and one shorthanded while Gatineau’s Jonathan Bourcier had a power-play marker.

Zachary Fucale made 25 saves for the win while Robert Steeves stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Halifax led 1-0 after the first period while the second stanza was scoreless.

Former Islanders forward Alexis Pépin had a shot and a hit during the game.

Baie-Comeau 4 Rouyn-Noranda 1

Former Islanders captain Jack Nevins scored the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies’ only goal in a 4-1 loss to the top-ranked Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

The Huskies led 1-0 after the first period, but trailed 2-1 going to the third.

The Drakkar lead the series 1-0.

Drummondville 4 Val-d’Or 3 OT

Jerome Verrier scored 8:34 into overtime to give the Drumondville Voltigeurs a 4-3 victory over the Val-d’Or Foreurs in the opening game of their series.

Drummondville held period leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before QMJHL most valuable player Anthony Mantha scored two third-period goals to force overtime as the Foruers outshot the Voltigeurs 22-5.

Former P.E.I. Rocket Louick Marcotte had two assists and former Islanders defenceman Ryan Graves had one. Both play for the Foreurs.

Former Islanders goalie Antoine Bibeau made 18 saves in the loss.

Rimouski 3, Blainville-Boisbraind 0

Former Rocket defencemen Jimmy Oligny and Beau Rusk each had assists as the Rimouski Oceanic defeated the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3-0 on Friday.

The Oceanice lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.

Former Islanders’ winger Matt Bursey, now a member of the Armada, was injured in Thursday’s opening game of the series.

“Thanks everyone for the well wishes,” Bursey said Friday on Twitter. “I'm still in the hospital very sore. Disappointed that likely my season is over, but thankful I can walk.”

Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Islanders

Geographic location: Hunter River, Rouyn-Noranda

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