Our Most Valuable Player trophy is sponsored by Johnny Oduya of the NHL.
We had a really tough decision with this one. Our three (3) nominees were very strong, and supported their team incredibly.
Our first nominee was Donny Kerfoot of the Sukhumvit Spitfires. Donny started late this year, and in his first game he was a substitute on Hooters Nana. When the Sukhumvit Spitfires lost Geoff McIntyre to an upper body injury, they were able to pickup Donny for the remainder of the season.
Our second nominee was Mike Wilson of Sport Corner-Titanium. Mike had an great 2016-2017 season with supporting his team in many ways. When Zak Garofolo had to step down as the captain for Sport Corner-Titanium, Mike stepped up to take his place and really helped push his team to a second place finish during the regular season and in winning the SHL Championship Cup!
Our third nominee was Patrik Lundback of Aware. Patrik also had a great 2016-2017 season. He helped his team give Sport Corner-Titanium a run for it’s money throughout the regular season. Not only that, with his help, they forced Sport Corner-Titanium to three games in the best of three series in the semi-finals.
This was a hard decision for the League Committee, but because of his 14 goals and 22 points as well as helping to lead his team to first place in the regular season, the League Committee decided to award the inaugural Johnny Oduya MVP Trophy to Donny Kerfoot.
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