Silver for Fraser, Friday at the Pontiac GMC Cup - BC Alpine Ski Association

Dustin Fraser of Quadra Island, B.C., (Mt. Washington Ski Club and BC Ski Team) put down two solid runs Friday to capture the silver medal with a combined time of two minutes and 05.42 seconds. Just ahead of Fraser, Dustin McLeay of Calgary had a two-run total time of 2:03.90, for his first victory on the slopes this winter. Brett Haney of Calgary was third in 2:05.56.

''I got the job done on the second run today,'' said McLeay, who led after the first run in Thursday's season opener but finished second after falling on the second run. ''I stayed away from any major mistakes. I'm starting to get some solid races in here after a tough start to the season.'

Fraser was pleased to find himself on the podium after falling on the first run in Thursday's giant slalom. ''I tried a better warm-up approach today and did a better inspection of the course,'' said Fraser, a contender to make Canada's world junior team later this season. ''That seemed to work, along with a better technique.''

In top 10 spots from BC were Brian Bennett of Quesnel, BC,who finished 6th as well as Ben Chaddock and Trevor Conroy, both of Whistler Mountain Ski Club and the BCST, who came in 8th and 9th respectively.

To round out the top 15, Paul Rokosh (Kimberly North Star Racers) held onto 12th spot and Chris Colpitts (Whistler Mountain Ski Club) finished 15th.

Marcus Waring of Mt. Seymour, Whistler Mountin Ski Club and BCST was just out of the top 15, wraping up the final day of GS racing in 16th place.

The Pontiac GMC Cup circuit was conceived 35 years ago, first as the Pontiac Cup Series from 1969 to 1981 before it was rekindled and renamed in 1998 as the Pontiac GMC Cup. It is a developmental circuit for Canada's young alpine skiers who aspire to compete at the World Cup and Olympic level. This year's crop is expected to be in its prime for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

There are 16-races across Canada this season culminating with the Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships March 16-24 at Le Massif and Mont Sainte-Anne, Que. More than $50,000 in prize money is up for grabs.

Competition continues Saturday with men's and women's slalom.

Men: 1. Dustin McLeay, Calgary, 2:03.90; 2. Dustin Fraser, Quadra Island,
B.C., 2:05.42; 3. Brett Haney, Calgary, 2:06.56; 4. Cameron Stuart, Calgary,
2:05.61; 5. Michael O'Flynn, Beaumont, Alta., 2:06.18; 6. Brian Bennett,
Quesnel, B.C., 2:06.57; 7. Jeff Crompton, Calgary, 2:06.73; 8. Ben Chaddock,
Richmond, B.C., 2:06.92; 9. Trevor Conroy, Truro, N.S., 2:07.28; 10. Darin
McBeath, Calgary, 2:07.57.