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5'5" Oskars Harumpf battles for position against bigger competition, something he excelled at all season.


When looking at Oskars Harumpf you'd never imagine this little bowling ball of a player 5'5" 250 pounds could have done what he did this season in the VHLM. He proved to everyone that height has absolutely nothing to do with how good of a hockey player you are. Harumpf dominated the VHLM this season and helped Bratislava not only make the playoffs but enter the post-season as the favorite to win the cup. Let's take a look at Harumpf's remarkable regular season as we discuss his place in VHLM history.


Final Stat Line:


Games: 72

Goals: 34

Assists: 130 *

Points: 146

Plus/Minus : +103

Hits: 143

Pims: 42

Shots: 265

Powerplay Pts: 34

Face Off %: 63.85

Avg Mins/Game: 26.04


*5th Most Assists in VHLM History.


Harumpf finished 3rd overall in league scoring and 1st in scoring among centers. He was 3rd in Points per 20 Minutes with a mark of 1.75. He also finished 3rd in rookie scoring and of course was 1st in Assists. It was a truly remarkable season for the diminutive playmaker.


I think it's safe to say Oskars Harumpf probably set quite a few records as the shortest player to ever achieve some of the above numbers. Surely the Assists total which is 5th all time among normal sized players. It's possible his 143 hits has never been achieved by someone standing just 5'5" tall. His point total of 146 is also most likely a record for someone his size and his plus/minus has to be a record of some sort. +103 is a ridiculous number and when you consider his linemate Sachimo Zoidberg finished with a +108, it really shows you how dominant of a season this was for that dynamic duo. However, Harumpf's 130 assists are what really stands out this season.


Reaching 130 Assists has only been done 4 other times in 40 VHLM seasons. Harumpf is just the 5th player to do it. He finished only 1 assists behind Cedrick Pollack (S18) and just 8 behind the #3 spot held by Seth Plaut (S26). Oskars Harumpf's playmaking ability is now well documented as he holds a place in the VHLM record book for as one of the top 5 playmakers every to lace up the skates.


Most Assists in VHLM History:


#1: Adam Schultz (S20) - 145

#2: David Janujaz (S37) - 140

#3: Seth Plaut (S26) - 139

#4: Cedrick Pollack (S18) 131

#5: Oskars Harumpf (S40) 130



Harumpf celebrates his 130th Assist with Zoidberg.


Harumpf's regular season will go down in history as one of the best ever by a playmaking center in the VHLM. His point totals speak for themselves but his incredible two way game and physical play really cement him as a special talent. It's not often you see playmaking centers finish with 143 hits and a +103 rating. His ability to play sound defensively and throw the body at this young of an age bode well for his future in the league. With some work in checking and strength he could become even more dominant at the next level. To think Harumpf put up this kind of season with literally no practice hours into strength or checking has his VHL GM drooling over his potential as an all around point producing center for years to come.


Harumpf will now set his sights on winning the VHLM Championship and with the talent in Bratislava he has a great chance to be one of the players hoisting the cup in a few weeks. The Watchmen are loaded with superstars and have tremendous depth. Oskars Harumpf is thrilled to be part of such a special group of players and is genuinely exciting to build on his great regular season with a long post-season run. Watch out for the Bratislavan Bowling Ball in the playoffs.



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