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On Martin Frk’s ‘hockey hero’ moment

From Local Xpress.ca's Andrew Rankin:

Few expected this of Martin Frk. Who could have predicted a few years ago that the former Halifax Mooseheads sniper would be the likeliest of candidates to rise to the occasion on Tuesday night with the American Hockey League championship title on the line?

Of course, in retrospect, it made perfect sense that the same guy who led the Grand Rapids Griffins in regular season scoring would be the one to emerge as the hero on Tuesday evening.

It was signature Frk, unleashing a cannon of a shot a few feet inside the blueline that broke a 3-3 tie late in the third period. The hometown capacity crowd erupted. The Griffins would hold on, outlasting the Syracuse Crunch to win the Calder Cup in six games.

Frk was beside himself, as he recalled in a telephone conversation Thursday afternoon.

“I was the hero,” he said with a laugh. “I was lucky it was me. I was just saying to myself, just keep it in. The goal was big, you know. The fans were going crazy and the guys on the bench were going crazy. I was in heaven.”

Rankin continues, discussing Frk's maturation as a player and person with the Griffins nad Toledo Walleye...

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