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CH prospect Jared Davidson heads to Memorial Cup
Last night, as the Golden Knights and Stars battled it out in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup semi-final series, it was also Game 5 of the three CHL final series.

Three teams with a 3-1 series lead had the chance to win their championship and qualify for the Memorial Cup.

Only one of these three teams managed to end their series.

OHL: The London Knights avoided elimination at home with a 4-1 win over the Peterborough Petes.

CH prospect Logan Mailloux scored a goal and an assist.

Also of note for the Petes, CH prospect Owen Beck was ejected from the game.

QMJHL : The Halifax Mooseheads extended the suspense last night with a 3-2 win over the Remparts in Quebec City.

The series now heads to Halifax for Game 6.

WHL: Also ahead 3-1 in their series, the Seattle Thunderbirds didn’t miss their chance to put an end to their series and win their championship like the Petes and Remparts.

They won 3-1 at home against the Winnipeg ICE to claim the WHL championship at home.

The Thundebirds have thus qualified for the Memorial Cup, which will be held from May 26 to June 4 in Kamloops.

Interestingly, this Thunderbirds team includes Montreal Canadiens prospect Jared Davidson.

In fact, the 20-year-old forward was a fifth-round pick (130th overall) by the CH in the most recent draft.

Davidson is obviously older than most of the CH’s other prospects, as he wasn’t drafted in his first two years of eligibility.

Still, he’s a fine prospect despite his age, given his high point totals over the past two seasons.

This year, he racked up 82 points (38 goals, 44 assists) in 60 regular-season games and 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 19 playoff games.

He finished as the WHL’s 8th leading scorer in the playoffs.

Davidson will therefore be present at the Memorial Cup to represent the CH’s hopes, where he will be joined by either Logan Mailloux or Owen Beck dépendamment, who won the championship in the OHL.

It should also be noted that the Seattle Thunderbirds represent an American team playing in a Canadian championship.

So it would be quite bizarre if Seattle were to win the Memorial Cup awarded to the best Canadian junior team.

Stay tuned.

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