Friday, July 18, 2014

VSV Pulls Option On Former Vernon Viper Forward Fraser:

EC Villacher SV (VSV) has pulled the option on former Vernon Vipers forward Curtis Fraser for the upcoming season. 

Fraser finished his first season with VSV an ice hockey team from Villach, Austria that plays in the Erste Bank Hockey League.  In 54 games with VSV Fraser picked up (21-goals-13-assists-34-points).  Fraser spent the 2012-13 season also in Austria played with the Zagreb Bears. 

After playing four years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fraser spent six seasons between the East Coast Hockey League (Las Vegas & Alaska) & American Hockey League (Chicago, San Antonio & Lake Erie) before playing hockey in Italy and Austria.  Fraser captured the ECHL Kelly Cup Championship with the Alaska Aces in 2011.  

Fraser played parts of one season with the Vipers (2002-03) after the Victoria Salsa sent Fraser to Vernon on January 10th 2003 for Marc Fulton & future considerations.   In 25 regular season games with the Vipers Fraser collected (19-goals-20-assists-39-points) and lead the Vipers in scoring that season with 105 points. Due to his birthday and scholarship Fraser couldnt play past his 21st birthday wich ment he was only able to play in the Vipers first two playoff rounds (eight playoff games) before sitting out the remainder of the Vipers playoff run. The Vipers went onto the BCHL league finals and then lost in the Doyle Cup to Camrose without Fraser in the lineup.

Curtis Fraser's Player Profile:

This is posted on the VSV website:

VSV signs contract with Ruslan Gelfanov and pulls option on Curtis Fraser

Article from the 9th April, 2014

Ruslan Gelfanov

Incredibly the engagement of the VSV in the promising area of the FIRST BANK is a HOCKEY LEAGUE. In spite of big ambitions for the coming season one inserts further strictly player from own younger generation in the fight team. What one has allowed in the last Saisonen Göhringer, Platzer, smoking wood and Brunner, now one also allows Ruslan Gelfanov. In St. Petersburg, Russia born Jung's eagles however grown up in Villach has the Austrian one as well as the Russian citizenship and plays for a long time in the younger generation VSV. Gelfanov has completely made a mistake to the hockey, trains incredibly hard and has only one purpose: To become a professional player. To this wish subordinates 18-year-old everything and lives for his dream.

„ It is nice wanted to become such players not believe player, the stars and, they are already one. Gelfanov is an honest and more well young fellow which has a purpose with eyes which wants to reach something. This fits perfectly to the VSV. He should get his chance. “ if explains Hannu Järvenpää.

Ruslan is 1.81 ms, has 85 kg and played this year 25 plays for the U20 and 14 plays in the EBEL.

Curtis Fraser

The VSV pulls the option on Curtis Fraser for the coming season. About Cortina and Zagreb to Villach come forwards has set up in the Draustadt and has taken a short-cut in the past season well. In 63 plays the Canadian from Vancouver achieved 39 points. Merely his/-statistics of-6 the "warrior" of the VSV could improve. Fraser is a hard worker, played in the Play out of vision in spite of broken metatarsal, and a good character in the cabin. It is a straight and honest type, what one also in his easy however efficient play in the ice wiederspiegelt.


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