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QMJHL: Phoenix defeats Voltigeurs;  Tigers eliminate huskies

QMJHL: Phoenix defeats Voltigeurs; Tigers eliminate huskies

The Sherbrooke Phoenix overcame a three-goal deficit and forced a sixth game with a 4-3 win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Alexis Gendron opened the scoring in the opening minutes of the match after a wonderful pass from Ethan Gauthier.

After Mikael Hochet's goal early in the second half, Gendron added his fourth goal of the series to extend the Voltigeurs' lead to three.

Sherbrooke showed signs of life after that with two unanswered goals to reduce the deficit.

Drummondville thought they would get a cushion at the end of the period after lovely play from Vsevolod Komarov, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

The Phoenix turned things around midway through the third period. First, Olivier Dubois tied the game 3-3 with his sixth goal of the series. Then, less than 30 seconds later, Louis Gendron gave Sherbrooke the lead for the first time in the game by scoring his second goal of the game.

The Tigers reach the quarterfinals

The Victoriaville Tigres won 5-3 Friday at home and eliminated the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in five games in a Maritimes Quebec Junior Hockey League second-round series.

The Tigers took an early 2-0 lead in the first half. Alexis Burke scored his first goal of the game at 4:04 to play and Nikita Prishipov doubled Tigres' lead at 6:21.

Burke struck again late in the second half to seal the victory. Pierre-Olivier Roy and Maxime Bellerin completed the scoring. Joseph Heneberry and Mile Lavin each had two assists and goaltender Nathan Darvue stopped 37 shots.

Samuel Savoy scored twice and Andrej Luschko also scored for the Huskies. William Rousseau finished the game with 23 saves.

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Savoy reduced the deficit to 2-1 less than two minutes before the end of the first half. The striker scored his third goal of the series on the power play.

The Tigres took a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes, and dealt the Huskies a huge blow by scoring 1:03 into the third period. Roy won a penalty and beat Rousseau to score the winning goal.

Bellerin scored for the 11th time in the series midway through the period.

Savoie scored his second goal of the game with 7:15 remaining in regulation and Luschko scored again for the Huskies just over a minute later.