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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

By Mark Stepneski

Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects Matt Fraser and Hubert Labrie, who both are trying to help their teams win league championships in Canadian juniors and earn a trip to the Memorial Cup.

*Fraser, a forward, had two goals Saturday as Kootenay defeated Portland 7-5 in Game 2 of the Western Hockey League championship series, which is now tied 1-1. Fraser tallied Kootenay’s first two goals of the game, scoring off a snap shot from the left circle to give his team a 1-0 lead and then banging home a one-timer from the right circle to put Kootenay up 2-1. Fraser now has 23 points (14 goals, 9 assists) in 16 playoff games. His 14 goals rank second in the WHL playoffs. Game 3 of the series is Tuesday at Kootenay.

*Labrie, a defenseman, scored one goal and had a plus-one rating as Gatineau defeated St. John 3-2 Saturday night to even the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League President’s Cup final at 1-1. Labrie’s point shot through traffic early in the first period gave Gatineau a 1-0 lead. Labrie, who scored a goal in the first game of the series as well, has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 20 playoff games and his plus-22 rating is tops in the QMJHL playoffs. Game 3 of the series is Monday at Gatineau.