QMJHL blanks Russia 4-0 to capture CIBC Canada Russia Series
Julien Gauthier (Val-d'Or Foreurs) scored twice and Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) and Alexandre Fortin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies) each provided a pair of assists as Team QMJHL blanked Russia 4-0 in Chicoutimi to capture the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
For the first time in seven years, the CHL has claimed back-to-back series titles, climbing ahead of Russia 10-5 in points heading into the sixth and final game on Thursday in Baie-Comeau, QC.
The win marks the QMJHL's first shutout victory in the 14-year history of the event as Carolina Hurricanes prospect Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts) stopped all 16 shots he faced to write his name in the record books.
The QMJHL scored twice in both the second and third periods as Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens) and Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs) also found the back of the net.