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Friday, May 27, 2011
Fraser, Kootenay knocked out of Memorial Cup

By Mark Stepneski

Dallas Stars prospect Matt Fraser and the Kootenay Ice are out at the Memorial Cup after losing 3-1 to Mississauga in the semifinal Friday night.

Mississauga, the host team, will play QMJHL champion Saint John in the championship game on Sunday.

For the third straight game the Ice fell behind 2-0, but Fraser assisted on a power play just before time expired in the second period to make it a 2-1 game.

But the Ice couldn’t get the equalizer in the third period and Mississauga sealed the victory with a late empty net goal.

Fraser, a free agent signing by the Stars, ended the tournament with 6 points (4 goals and 2 assists) in 5 games. He is currently tied for first in goals at the tournament and is tied for second in points.