Quebec beats Rimouski 5-2 to reach Memorial Cup semifinal

QUEBEC CITY (AP) Jerome Verrier broke a tie late in the second period with his second goal and the Quebec Remparts beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-2 on Thursday night to advance to the Memorial Cup semifinal.

Anthony Duclair, Adam Erne and Marc-Olivier Roy also scored, and Zach Fucale made 30 saves for the host Remparts. They will face the Western Hockey League champion Kelowna Rockets on Friday night, with the winner advancing to the final Sunday night against the Ontario Hockey League champion Oshawa Generals.

Samuel Morin and Jeremy Lepine scored for Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rimouski.

Rimouski beat Quebec 4-0 on Wednesday night in the round-round finale to set up the tiebreaker game. In the QMJHL finals, Rimouski beat Quebec in overtime in Game 7.

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