CHARLOTTETOWN – Alex Barré-Boulet and Drake Batherson proved to be too much for the Charlottetown Islanders on Friday night.
Barré-Boulet scored two goals and assisted on another while Batherson had one goal and two helpers in leading the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada to a 4-1 victory over the Islanders before 2,668 fans at Eastlink Centre.
Luke Henman also scored for Blainville-Boisbriand, which sits atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League standings at 38-9-3-2 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).
Brett Budgell netted the lone goal for the Islanders (28-20-4-0).
The Islanders, who trailed 1-0 after the first and second periods, outshot the Armada 28-21. Emile Samson earned the goaltending win over Matthew Welsh.
Budgell’s fifth goal of the season, with Welsh on the bench for an extra attack, at 16:01 made it a 2-1 game, but the Armada answered with two empty-net goals to put the game out of reach.
The Islanders host the Chicoutimi Saguenéens (22-24-4-0) on Saturday at 3 p.m. The game is part of Hockey Day on P.E.I.
Webster earns assist
Elsewhere Friday night, defenceman and team captain Bailey Webster of Kelvin Grove earned an assist to help the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 6-3 decision over the visiting Halifax Mooseheads.
Webster has eight points, including one goal, in 51 regular-season games.
In Bathurst, N.B., Acadie-Bathurst Titan defenceman Noah Dobson of Summerside contributed a helper in a 5-2 victory over the Shawinigan Cataractes.
Dobson has 54 points, including 13 goals, in 52 regular-season games.