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Ellis Leads Windsor To Second Consecutive Memorial Cup Title

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Preds 2009 First Round pick Ryan Ellis recorded five assists in four games at the 2010 Memorial Cup Tournament to lead Windsor to it's second consecutive Memorial Cup Championship with a perfect 4-0 record in this year's tournament. Ellis's five points ranked second among all defensemen in the tournament.

A member of last year's championship team, Ellis tallied three assists in the title game this year, including a helper on the game's opening goal just 6:34 into the first period. Ellis added his second assist early in the middle frame to help Windsor claim a 3-0 lead en route to a 9-1 win.

The Spitfires become just the eighth team in CHL history to win back-to-back titles, and the first team since the Kamloops Blazers in 1994 and 1995.

After scoring 61 points in 48 games during the regular season, Ellis posted 38 points in 23 post-season games. He finished second in the OHL with 33 points during the playoffs, 15 points more than the next highest scoring defenseman.

Fellow Preds prospect Gabriel Bourque also participated in the Memorial Cup Tournament with Moncton, but was scoreless in three games during the tournament. Bourque was the MVP of the QMJHL Playoffs leading the league with 19 goals in 21 games to help Moncton to the QMJHL playoff title.
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