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Tessier scores twice as Wildcats beat Voltigeurs 5-2 to take 2-0 series lead

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DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - The defending champion Drummondville Voltigeurs have loads of playoff experience, but the Moncton Wildcats have Kelsey Tessier.

Tessier scored twice and added an assist as the Wildcats defeated Drummondville 5-2 Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal series Sunday.

Tessier leads Moncton with 10 goals and 19 points in 12 playoff games. The Fredericton native has played in 45 playoff games over four seasons, posting 28 goals and 51 points in that span.

Devon MacAusland, Mark Barberio and Scott Brannon also scored for the Wildcats, who got 27 saves from Nicola Riopel.

Top draft prospect Brandon Gormley had two assists. The six-foot-two defenceman leads all Moncton players with 13 playoff helpers.

Christopher DiDomenico scored 40 seconds into the game and added a power-play goal late in the first period to account for all of Drummondville's offence. Voltigeurs netminder Jake Allen stopped 28 shots.

The series resumes Tuesday in Moncton.

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