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QMJHL Final: Clapperton's two-point night isn't enough as Rimouski falls behind in the series

Clapperton picked up a goal and an assist, but it wasn't enough as Quebec won Game 5.

Game five of the QMJHL champion series was the closest game yet, as the Quebec Remparts won, 3-2, in overtime. After his team fell behind 1-0, Florida Panthers prospect Chris Clapperton would score the tying goal for the Rimouski Oceanic, and assist on the one that gave them the lead. His efforts weren't enough, however, as Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Erne would tie the game for Quebec with 6:59 left in the third period. Massimo Carroza would score the game-winner just 10 seconds into overtime, coming down the wing and sniping the puck past Louis-Philip Guindon

The home team has yet to win a game in this series, which could work in Rimouski's favor. The next game is Sunday, at 3:00 P.M, and is in Quebec City. Both teams already have spots in the Memorial Cup secured, as the Remparts will the host team this year, so the teams are playing for the President's Cup championship, and that alone. The final games of the series should still be great hockey, especially if they play out like game five did.

Game six of the series will take place on Sunday.