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S78 Malmo Nighthawks Team Awards


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S78 Team Awards



S78 saw the underdog Nighthawks take another step forward in their rebuild/retool. They made the play-in round for the second straight year and this time advanced past Helsinki to the next round only to lose to eventual champion Warsaw. Many players took great steps in their development and the future is exciting for this young team from Malmo! Announcing the S78 Malmo Nighthawks Team Awards as voted by the players and management.


Condor Adrienne Award (Best Defenseman)

Randy Marsh @oilmandan


The truculent Marsh was his usual self and made sure he was even more of a pain in the ass in his final VHL season. He led Malmo defensemen in most categories and helped the Nighthawks become the only team this season with two 300+ hitters. He matched his career-high in goals with 18 and set career-highs in shots (228), penalty minutes (260), hits (312), and blocked shots (162). He also was a stud in the postseason posting career-highs in goals, assists, and points with a point-per-game showing (3-7-10) in 10 games. His 260 penalty minutes also led the league and he finishes his career 6th all-time in VHL history with 1450.



Rookie of the Year

Tui Sova @v.2


Drafted 7th overall in the S78 Draft, the skilled defenseman from Fiji provided an instant boost to the Nighthawks’ blueline. He worked his way into a Top-3 role and became reliable in all areas of the game. His offensive game improved as the season went along collecting 8 goals and 32 assist for 40 points which put him third in scoring among all rookies. Defensively, he handled himself with poise and assertiveness as he placed second on the team in blocked shots (169), third in penalty minutes (108) and fourth in hits (148).



Unsung Hero

Carson Walkers @Cwalker


Walkers blossomed into a consistent source of secondary scoring and defensive acumen all season long as the third-year winger set career highs in most categories. His 21 goals were fifth on the team and he chipped in five power play goals, three game-winners and converted both of his shootout attempts. He also provided grit with 162 hits, good for third on the team and was tied for second on the Nighthawks with a +18.  



Most Energetic

Druss Deathwalker @animal74


Deathwalker saw steady improvement in his sophomore season and his non-stop motor caused havoc for opposing teams. He doubled or tripled his numbers from his rookie season scoring 23 goals on 288 shots both numbers fourth on the team. He also led the league with a monstrous 374 hits and was 7th in penalty minutes with 191. This is his second straight award.



Most Gentlemanly

Kevin Wu @kevinscix


Although he had a down year offensively, Wu nevertheless was a solid contributor at both ends for Malmo with 35 points and 123 blocked shots. He was also a quiet leader and his calm demeanor carried into the locker room and on the ice. His calmness also attributed to him only taking nine minor penalties all season in spite of playing over 18 minutes a game.



Most Valuable Player

Muffbeav @.sniffuM, Brendan Telker @Telkster, Artem Tretiak @Molholt


This was the most contested vote as three of Malmo’s stars fittingly tied for the award for Most Valuable Player. Muffbeav and Telker led Malmo offensively all season with Muffbeav flirting with a goal-a-game pace for the first quarter of the season. Telker led the Nighthawks in points with 90 and Muffbeav led the team in goals with 45. They were both among league leaders for goals and shots with Muffbeav leading the league with 531. Telker was also among league leaders for power play goals (14) game-winners (6) and hat tricks (3).


Tretiak held the fort between the pipes and announced to the league he was a bonafide starter. He led the league with a sparkling 0.924 save percentage and was Top-5 in shots against and shutouts. His focus and determination helped power Malmo through rough stretches and into the playoffs.



Nighthawk of the Year

Druss Deathwalker @animal74


Deathwalker garners his second Nighthawk of the Year award on the heels of his first season as team captain. Proving that he wasn’t just all boast and bluster, he accepted an increased offensive role and still led the league in hits while providing boisterous energy on the ice and an encouraging presence in the locker room. He strives to help his teammates get better for the good of the team and the ultimate goal.



3-Stars Award

Muffbeav @.sniffuM


After such a sensational season, it’s no surprise that Muffbeav claims Malmo’s 3-Stars award for S78. He led the team in goals and shots and created offense from everywhere and thus he was selected 1st Star a team-high nine times. He also had a team-high 17 star selections for a total of 380 points. Although, his co-MVPs Telker and Tretiak weren’t far behind with 330 and 310 points respectively.


Full 3-Star standings below:



Player 1st 2nd 3rd Star Points Total Stars
Muffbeav 9 3 5 380 17
Brendan Telker 4 9 3 330 16
Artem Tretiak 6 5 3 310 14
Druss Deathwalker 2 5 3 190 10
Arthur Dayne 4 1 5 190 10
Randy Marsh 2 4 4 180 10
Viktor Alexei Kamenov 2 2 3 130 7
Tui Sova 2 1 3 110 6
Kevin Sterk 2 2 1 110 5
Carson Walkers 1 2 3 100 6
Kevin Wu 0 1 1 30 2
Jakob Sosa 0 1 1 30 2
Woody McPine 0 0 1 10 1
Kirishima Wakaro 0 0 1 10 1


Nighthawks: @Infernal @TMGSosa @Snussu @BigTittySmitty @M1nT @STZ @hylands @HearnNation67

Edited by animal74
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