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Drouin sits point shy of QMJHL scoring lead as Mooseheads topple Sea Dogs

The Halifax Mooseheads showed just how much separates them from the Saint John Sea Dogs on Friday night.

The QMJHL's No.1 club made it look effortless at home en route to a dominating 6-1 win over the league's 15th place squad in front of 8,639 fans at the Metro Centre.

After a three assist effort Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin sits a point away from tying Peter Trainor (90) for the QMJHL scoring lead and extends his remarkable point streak to 22 (20 goals, 29 assists).

Drouin admitted he thought about just how tantalizingly close he's come to dethroning Trainor during the game. But, he added, he wasn't obsessing about it.

"Those three points helped us win the game, that's what's important to me," said Drouin.

Halifax forward Andrew Ryan collected a pair of goals and was among five Mooseheads who enjoyed a multi-point night.

Mooseheads co-captain Stefan Fournier picked up his second Gordie Howe hat trick of the season, registering a goal, assist and a fight.

He said he and his teammates approached Friday's game the same as any other.

"If we're going to be a championship team we have to stay grounded and treat every game the same: a must win," he said. "That was my second (Gordie Howe hat trick) and it was a lot of fun... I'm not the type to back down."

Mooseheads netminder Zachary Fucale faced just 14 shots in the victory.

The Mooseheads(48-6-2-1) welcome the Bathurst Titan (23-30-5-1) at the Metro Centre on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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