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Islanders lose first game of Quebec road trip in Gatineau


The host Gatineau Olympiques scored four goals on seven shots in the third period Friday to defeat the Charlottetown Islanders 6-2 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Gatineau held 1-0 and 2-0 period leads and scored two more to make it 4-0 3:25 into the third.

Thomas Casey had two power-play goals two minutes later to cut the deficit to two, but the Isles gave one back a minute later.

Rookie Zachary Dean had three goals and an assist for the Olympiques while Kieran Craig had a goal and three helpers and Evan MacKinnon chipped in a goal and two assists. Pier-Olivier Roy also scored.

Lukas Cormier had two assists for Charlottetown while Nikita Alexandrov and Cedric Desruisseaux each had one.

Remi Poirier stopped 41 shots for the win while Matthew Welsh allowed four goals on 20 shots in 43:24 in the loss. Jacob Goobie stopped two of the four shots he faced in relief.

Gatineau was 3-for-5 on the power play while Charlottetown was 2-for-7. The Olympiques improved to 20-30-4-0 while the Islanders drop to 27-23-5-0. Charlottetown continues its Quebec road trip Saturday at 8 p.m. Atlantic in Drummondville against the Voltigeurs (29-23-2-0) and concludes it Sunday at 5 p.m. in Shawinigan against the Gordie Dwyer-coach Cataractes (24-28-0-0).

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