CHL Game Night: 3-15-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6

C Jimmy Huntington, RIM: 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, 14/32 FO
Season Totals: 65 GP, 40-50-90 +41, 52 PIM
17-18 Totals (Vic): 68 GP, 18-40-58, +5, 42 PIM

D Radim Salda, RIM: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 47 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 34 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 6/15 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 67 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

It was a good night for Lightning prospects as all three in the game scored goals, with Gabriel Fortier scoring twice. Fortier’s Drakkar beat Huntington and Salda’s Oceanic, 6-4. Huntington opened the game’s scoring before Baie-Comeau scored four straight goals. Rimouski cut the lead to 4-3 before the eventual game-winner was scored. Salda then scored his goal to make it 5-4. Fortier’s second was scored into an empty net to give the game its final totals. Huntington’s goal was his 40th of the season. Salda hit 10 and Fortier 35 goals for the year.

The two teams will close their regular seasons Saturday against each other. Baie-Comeau is the Q’s 3-seed; Rimouski is the 5. The league seeds all 16 playoff teams 1-16.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Kitchener Rangers 9

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/3 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 60 GP, 12-18-30, -37, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Lipanov scored twice to earn third star honors as Kitchener beat up on visiting Owen Sound in a battle of field goals, 9-3. Kitchener will finish as the 5-seed in the West, six points ahead of the Attack. The Rangers, who close their season Saturday in Owen Sound, are 16 points behind No. 4 Guelph, its first round opponent.