In the QMJHL semis, Gatineau's Paul Byron (+3) scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Les Olympiques' 6-1 throttling of Halifax. Ahead 4-1, the Ottawa native scored both markers in the third period to cement the win. His first-star stat line was rounded out with five shots on goal, and four blocks. Byron has now scored 13 goals in as many playoff games, and has gone 12-4-16 on his current ten-game point streak. Les Olympiques take a 3-0 series lead with tonight's victory, and will look to use the brooms tomorrow on home ice. Drew MacKenzie and the Waterloo Black Hawks opened their USHL semifinal series with a 4-1 win over Chicago. The UVM-bound defenseman punched two shots on goal in the win. The two clubs will play it back Friday in Waterloo.