Dallas Stars prospect Matt Fraser scored two goals, including the game-winner, and chipped in an assist as the Kootenay Ice defeated Portland 4-1 on Friday night to win the Western Hockey League’s Ed Chynoweth Cup. Fraser and the Ice will now head to the Memorial Cup, which begins May 20 in Mississauga, Ontario.
Fraser’s game-winner came on a power play, when he scored off a one-timer to give the Ice a 2-1 lead late in the second period.
Fraser, a left wing, had 27 points (17 goals, 10 assists) in 19 playoff games. His 17 goals were tops in the WHL playoffs and his 27 points were tied for second. His plus-14 rating ranked third.
Fraser, who turns 21 next week, was signed as a free agent by the Stars in November 2010.
Stars defense prospect Hubert Labrie’s team still has a shot at advancing to the Memorial Cup. Labrie, who missed part of Gatineau’s double overtime loss in Game 4 due to injury, returned for Game 5 and assisted on the game-winning goal and had five hits as the Olympiques beat St. John 3-2 to stay alive in the QMJHL’s President’s Cup final.
Gatineau trails 3-2 in the series and hosts Game 6 on Sunday.
Labrie, a defenseman, has 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 23 playoff games and leads the QMJHL playoffs with a plus-18 rating. Labrie, 19, was signed as a free agent by the Stars in September 2009.
Prospects Playoff Statistics
Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects still involved in postseason play.