QMJHL stars use power play to defeat Russia
CHARLOTTETOWN — Drake Batherson scored the power-play winner early in the third period as a team of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League all-stars beat Russia 3-1 on Tuesday in Game 5 of the Super Series.
Shawn Boudrias had a goal in the first period for the QMJHL and Nicolas Guay added an empty-net insurance goal. Samuel Harvey made 25 saves for the win.
Andrey Altybarmakyan replied for Russia, while Alexey Melnichuk stopped 21 shots.
The QMJHL was 2-for-3 on the power play and the Russians could not score on their five man advantages.
The best-of-six series concludes on Thursday in Moncton with the QMJHL again playing host.
Tuesday’s win gave the Canadian Hockey League a 3-2 advantage in the competition.