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Avalanche Farm Report: May 11

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Avalanche prospect Kelsey Tessier helped his team win the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship, thereby earning a berth in the 2010 Memorial Cup, while fellow prospect Nathan Condon is still competing with the Fargo Force in hopes of claiming the USHL Clark Cup title.

Tessier and the Moncton Wildcats, already up 2-0 in their QMJHL Finals series against the Saint John Sea Dogs, lost Game Three and Game Four before winning two consecutive contests to take home the title.

Tessier had a goal in Moncton’s 5-1 victory during Game Five and then recorded two goals and an assist as the Wildcats closed out the series with a 7-4 triumph Monday in Game Six. For Moncton, it was the organization’s second President’s Cup title.

Tessier finished as Moncton’s second-leading scorer in the Finals with nine points (4g/5a) in six games. Overall, the center ranked second in QMJHL postseason scoring with 30 points (14g/16a) in 21 playoff contests.

The Wildcats will open the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup on Saturday by facing the WHL Champion Calgary Hitmen.

Condon and the Fargo Force went into the weekend with a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five USHL Clark Cup Finals series with the Green Bay Gamblers. However, Green Bay stormed back with victories on both Friday and Saturday to even the series.

The two teams played an epic three-overtime contest in Friday’s Game Three, and it ended when Green Bay’s Ryan Furne scored a power-play goal after 101:38 of play. Condon recorded three shots on goal during the contest for Fargo.

Green Bay took Game Four by a 5-3 count on Saturday, with Condon registering two shots for the Force.

The USHL title will be handed out Wednesday, when Fargo and Green Bay meet in the final game of the series.
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