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S63 VHL Hall of Fame Induction

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Every season, the VHL's Board of Governors inducts new members to its Hall of Fame, in recognition of elite contributions to the league from both players and members alike. This season, the Hall will see three names added to its lore, with 2 players and a builder being inducted!

 

Without further adieu, here are this season's Hall of Fame Inductees:

 

G - Markus King, S54-S61 :col::rig::sea::hel:@Kendrick

 

RS: 520 GP, 313 W, 159 L, 34 OTL, 2.11 GAA, .924%, 74 SO

PO: 43 GP, 24 W, 15 L, 4 OTL, 2.46 GAA, .920%, 1 SO 

  

 S56 Aidan Shaw Trophy (Top Goalie)

S57 Aidan Shaw Trophy (Top Goalie)

 S58 Daisuke Kanou Trophy (Playoff MVP)

S59 Greg Clegane Trophy (Lowest GAA) 

 Two Continental Cups (S57, S58)

 

C - Lukas Müller, S53-S60 :que::rig::hel:@solas

RS: 576 GP, 228 G, 503 A, 731 P, +288, 258 PIM, 485 HIT, 272 SB, 40 GW

PO: 81 GP, 27 G, 55 A, 82 P, +3, 45 PIM, 69 HIT, 42 SB, 4 GW 

 

S56 Brett Slobodzian Trophy (Most Outstanding)

 S56 Mike Szatkowski Trophy (Most Points) 

 S56 Alexander Beketov Trophy (Most Assists) 

Three Continental Cups (S56, S58, S60)

 

@Fire Hakstol (aka flyersfan1493)

VHL Commissioner

VHL BoG

VHLM Commissioner

Head Grader

VHLM GM

VHL GM - 1 Cup (S40 RIG)

Grader

 

Starting with Markus King, a goalie who, in his prime, was perhaps the best of his generation. Backstopping the great Riga Reign teams that culminated in back-to-back Continental Cup Championships, King's individual accolades, which include 2 Shaws, a Kanou and a Clegane, would look even heftier had the Greg Clegane Trophy been around 3 seasons earlier, as the goaltender lead the league in Goals-Against-Average in both S56 and 57, as well as his Clegane win in S59. The type of dominance displayed in goal by King is rarely seen, and, had it not been for a particularly strong S62 class, would normally result in a 1st ballot entry into the Hall. He did not, however, need wait long, as King enters the hallowed Halls in just his second season of eligibility!

 

Lukas Muller, the consummate teammate, is another entry coming in after missing the cut in earlier votes. Rarely do players get to raise the Continental Cup twice, even rarer is the player who does so thrice. Muller is part of that rare triple-Champion club, having won three Cups in the final 5 seasons of his career. Reaching the 100-point plateau in 4 seasons, the center reached his pinnacle in S56, where he scored 48 goals and 88 assists, for to lead the entire VHL in assists and points (136), en route to a Slobodzian Trophy as the league's Most Outsdanding Player, as voted by his peers, while also leading Quebec to its 2nd ever Continental Cup Championship! He would go on to play two seasons for Riga, as a teammate of King's, joining them in the 2nd half of their back-to-back Championship seasons, before capping his career off with a Championship in Helsinki, with the Titans!

 

Joining the Hall in the Builder category is @Fire Hakstol, a member who has held several high ranking positions in the VHL. Starting off as a grader, back in the days where Point Tasks were graded before you could claim your TPE, and moving up to Head Grader, VHLM GM, VHLM Commissioner, VHL GM, VHL Board of Governors, and eventually VHL Commissioner, Gow has had made his mark on the league for well over 30 seasons, and continues to do so today, as a valued member of the Board of Governors!

 

Congratulations to all three on their entrance into the Hall of Fame!

 

Induction Voting Results

Markus King - 8/11

Lukas Müller - 7/11

Jakab Holik - 3/11

Tyson Kohler - 1/11

Astrid Moon - 0/11

 

Builder Voting Results

Gow - 7/11

No One - 3/11

Abstain - 1/11*

 

* @Fire Hakstol chose to abstain from voting, as he did not wish to influence his own induction into the Builder Category

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