2016 CIBC CANADA RUSSIA SERIES
TEAM QMJHL vs. TEAM RUSSIA – GAME SIX
- After officially winning the series on Tuesday in Chicoutimi, the CHL carries a 10-5 lead in points into Game 6 tonight following a 3-2 Team WHL overtime win in Game 1 (Prince George, BC), a 4-1 WHL victory in Game 2 (Edmonton, Alta) a 4-3 Russia victory in Game 3 (North Bay, Ont.), a 5-2 OHL win on Monday (Hamilton, Ont.) and a 4-0 QMJHL win on Tuesday.
- With the series win, the CHL has claimed its first pair of back-to-back series victories in seven years, last doing so in 2008 and 2009.
- The CIBC Canada Russia Series comes to Baie-Comeau, Que. for the first time in the 14-year history of the event.
BOOTH IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Callum Booth’s (Quebec Remparts) 16-save shutout effort in Game 5 marked the first time that Team QMJHL has shutout Russia in the 14-year history of the series.
A FIRST FOR THE HOME TEAM: Prior to Tuesday in Chicoutimi, the visiting team had won all four games of the CIBC Canada Russia Series. Team QMJHL changed that as Julien Gauthier (Val-d’Or Foreurs) scored twice to improve the Q to 15-9-3 all-time against Russia.
FORTIER IN, ROY OUT: QMJHL leading scorer Maxime Fortier (Halifax Mooseheads) will slot into the lineup tonight, taking the place of Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens) who had a goal in Game 5 on Tuesday. Fortier leads the league with 35 points (10-25—35) over 21 games.
RUSSIAN POWER PLAY OUTAGE: Russia enters tonight’s contest 0-for-15 on the power play in the series. The Russians have never been held scoreless on the man advantage over the course of a six game series in event history.