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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 12

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Spotlight On: Junior Trades

Two Avalanche prospects switched junior teams on Thursday, as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Quebec Remparts traded forward Kelsey Tessier and goaltender Peter Delmas in separate deals.

Tessier, selected by the Avalanche in the fourth round (110th overall) at the 2008 Entry Draft, was shipped to the Moncton Wildcats. The forward, who was actually born in Moncton, had recorded 41 points (12g/29a) in 39 games for the Remparts.

Delmas, tabbed by the Avalanche in the second round (61st overall) at the 2008 Entry Draft, was traded to the Halifax Mooseheads. In 27 appearances with Quebec this season, Delmas posted a 15-9-0 record with a 3.15 goals against average.

Tessier scored a power-play goal in his Moncton debut, a 6-2 triumph over Acadie-Bathurst on Saturday. The center added an assist on Sunday in a 3-0 win over Halifax.

Delmas appeared in two games with the Mooseheads last week following the trade. He stopped 12 shots in a relief effort on Friday and then made 23 saves in a 2-0 loss to Cape Breton on Saturday.

The trades have no bearing on their status with Colorado, as both players remain Avalanche prospects.

Lake Erie Monsters
The Lake Erie Monsters continued their solid play, picking up five of a possible eight points last week.

The Monsters opened the week with a 3-2 shootout loss to Milwaukee last Tuesday (Jan. 5). Cedric McNicoll and Tom Preissing scored for Lake Erie, while Tyler Weiman made 35 saves. Weiman then made 29 stops on Friday, but the Monsters were defeated by Hamilton, 3-1. Ryan Stoa scored Lake Erie’s lone goal in the contest.

The Monsters bounced back from the loss with two straight victories to close out the week. First, they earned a 3-1 win Saturday against Rochester, with Philippe Dupuis, T.J. Hensick and Marty Sertich scoring for the victors. Billy Sauer made 32 saves to pick up the victory between the pipes.

Finally, Lake Erie pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory against Hamilton on Monday night behind a pair of Stoa tallies and a Sertich power-play goal in overtime. Weiman turned aside 27 shots to pick up his 13th victory of the season.

The Monsters have now won 10 of their last 14 games and are 18-19-0-4 on the season.

Charlotte Checkers
After earning a 5-4 shootout victory over South Carolina on Wednesday, Charlotte dropped a pair of games to Kalamazoo and closed out the week with a loss to Toledo on Sunday. The Checkers are tied for second in the American South Division with an 18-13-3-1 mark (40 points).

-Trevor Cann made 27 saves as Tulsa defeated Wichita, 4-1, on Friday. In five games with the Oilers, Cann has posted a 4-1 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.79 goals-against average.

-Colby Cohen registered an assist and Kieran Millan made 27 saves as Boston University topped conference rival Boston College by a 3-2 score on Friday in a game held at Fenway Park. Avalanche prospect Paul Carey picked up an assist for Boston College.

-Kent Patterson stopped 21 shots and Mike Carman recorded an assist as Minnesota skated past Harvard, 3-1, on Saturday.

-Victoriaville’s Joel Chouinard was named the QMJHL's Telus Defensive Player of the Week after totaling two goals and five assists in three victories. The blueliner also posted a +6 rating during the week.

Chouinard scored a power-play goal and added two assists Friday in an 8-0 blanking of Chicoutimi. The defenseman added another tally on Sunday during the Tigres’ 6-3 win against Rimouski. Seven of Chouinard’s 13 goals this season have come on the power play.

Saskatoon’s Stefan Elliott, who is tied for third among WHL defensemen with 40 points (15g/25a), netted the Blades’ lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Lethbridge on Saturday.

-Mississauga’s Cameron Gaunce notched two assists and was a +4 on Thursday during his club’s 6-3 win over Peterborough. Gaunce ranks third on the Majors’ scoring chart with 31 points (4g/27a) in 41 contests.

-Kitchener goaltender Brandon Maxwell won both of his starts last week. Maxwell made 32 saves – including 17 in the third period alone – in the Rangers’ 7-2 victory over Erie on Friday, and then recorded 40 stops on Sunday in a 3-2 triumph over Niagara.

-Nathan Condon picked up a goal on Friday as Fargo defeated Youngstown, 4-2. Condon ranks third on the Force with 27 points (16g/11a).
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