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Red Wings prospect Martin Frk’s Halifax Mooseheads win Memorial Cup

Updated 2x with video, and Frk was named to the tournament's All-Star team: News is still rolling in on this one so highlights will eventually be added, but Red Wings prospect Martin Frk registered a goal and an assist as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the Memorial Cup Final, allowing the QMJHL-champion Mooseheads to capture Major Junior Hockey's most prestigious trophy.

The Canadian Press, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman, Yahoo Sports' Cam Charron, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald's Wily Pavlov, the Halifax Metro News's Andrew Rankin, the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix's Daniel Nugent-Bowman and the London Free Press's Ryan Pyette (with a story-embedded 36-image photo gallery) all provide early recaps, and Sportsnet has posted an auto-play clip in which R.J. Broadhead and Sam Cosentino praise the play of Nathan McKinnon, one of Frk's linemates, and Nathan Drouin praised Frk in his one-on-one interview.

Frk finished with 7 shots, 5 goals, 4 assists and 9 points over the course of 4 Memorial Cup games played, Frk registered 33 points over the course of 17 playoff games in the QMJHL, and he had 35 goals, 49 assists and 84 points over the course of 56 regular season games played during his 2012-2013 season with Halifax. The 6,' 200-pound winger will turn pro with the Grand Rapids Griffins next fall.

Update: We All Bleed Red posted Frk's goal...

And his assist:

Update #2: I believe that Sportsnet's highlights have been restricted to Canada only, but you may watch them at the MasterCard Memorial Cup's website regardless of where you live.

Also: Here's what Frk had to say on Twitter:

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Frk has a heavy shot and is great on the point (powerplay), can’t wait to see him in Grand Rapids!!!

Posted by WEALLBLEEDREDD from Vancouver on 05/26/13 at 10:49 PM ET

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Neither teams goalies finished this tourney with even decent GAA nor decent Save% but facing lines like Drouin/MacKinnon/Frk and the Moosehead goalie getting bombed with pucks from Jones and Rattie you can hardly blame them.

Frk looked like Brett Hull and that goal cool smile

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 05/27/13 at 01:19 AM ET

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While I was rooting hard for the Winterhawks to win the game, I must admit Halifax didn’t look like a group of kids out there, they looked like a group of men.  Frk is going to be that power forward the Wings have needed for some time, sooner than later.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 05/27/13 at 11:50 AM ET


Frk looked like Brett Hull and that goal

His goal celebration looked a little too Patrick Kane for my tastes…

Posted by Garth on 05/27/13 at 02:21 PM ET

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