VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Steven Veilleux and the Victoriaville Tigres are starting their season off right.
Veilleux made 19 saves as Victoriaville shut out the Quebec Remparts 1-0 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.
The Tigres start the season at 2-0 and in first in the QMJHL's East Division. It's a considerable improvement for Victoriaville, which finished fourth in the division last season well back of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
Nick Marois scored the winner 14:13 into the third period.
Callum Booth stopped 26-of-27 shots for Quebec (0-1-1) and was named the game's first star for his efforts.
TITAN 4 SEA DOGS 1
BATHURST, N.B. -- Alexandros Soumakis and Raphael Lafontaine both scored on the power play in the third period as the Titan topped Saint John.
Anthony Gingras and Adam Stevens had back-to-back goals in the first period to give Acadie-Bathurst (2-0-0) a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Soumakis scored his power-play goal 6:57 into the third, before Oliver Cooper put the Sea Dogs (1-1-0) on the board. Lafontaine then added his goal with just under five minutes left to play.
Mason McDonald made 29 saves for the win, while Antoine Landry stopped 27 shots for Saint John.
SAGUENEENS 5 CATARACTES 3
CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- Simon Tremblay and Laurent Dauphin scored in the last 10 minutes of play as the Sagueneens skated past Shawinigan.
Thomas Gobeil, Janne Puhakka and Samuel Roussy also scored for Chicoutimi (2-0-0), while goaltender Domenic Graham turned aside 34 shots for the win.
Matthew Boudreau, Simon Boudreau and Felix-Antoine Bergeron supplied the offence for the Cataractes (0-2-0).
OLYMPIQUES 6 PHOENIX 2
GATINEAU, Que. -- Taylor Burke had a hat trick and added an assist as the Olympiques downed Sherbrooke in a physical game.
Simon Tardif-Richard had a pair of goals for Gatineau (2-0-0) and Marc-Olivier Brouillard scored and added two assists. Robert Steeves made 15 saves for the win.
Jean-Christophe Laflamme had a short-handed goal for the Phoenix (0-2-0) and Dominic Talbot-Tassi also scored. Gabriel Parent stopped 32 shots in net.
After a relatively quiet first two periods both teams became undisciplined with several fights. The Olympiques amassed 37 minutes in penalties, while Sherbrooke had 50 minutes in the box.