2019-20 AUS men’s hockey major awards and all-stars announced
Acadia’s Logan Flodell named AUS MVP
(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2019-20 AUS men’s hockey major award winners and all-stars as selected by the conference’s seven head coaches following regular season play.
Second-year Acadia Axemen goaltender Logan Flodell (Regina, Sask.) has been named the AUS MVP.
Other major award winners include Saint Mary’s Mitchell Balmas of Sydney, N.S., who was named rookie of the year; Moncton’s Vincent Deslauriers of Blainville, Que., who was selected as most sportsmanlike player; Acadia’s Liam Maaskant of Clinton, Ont., the recipient of the Godfrey Award for student-athlete community service; and Acadia head coach Darren Burns who was named AUS coach of the year for the fourth time in his career.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (Kelly Trophy): Logan Flodell, Acadia Axemen
The Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey most valuable player is Logan Flodell of the Acadia Axemen.
Flodell, a second-year goaltender from Regina, Sask., played in 26 games for the Axemen this season. He led the conference with a save percentage of .918. His goals against average of 2.79 was the third best in AUS.
Acadia finished the regular season with a 19-9-2 record, good for second place in the conference standings, securing a bye through to the semi-final round of the Subway AUS Men’s Hockey Playoffs.
In addition to being named AUS MVP, Flodell earned a place on the AUS first team all-star squad for the first time in his career.
Flodell now becomes the AUS nominee for the for the U SPORTS Senator Joseph A. Sullivan trophy as the nation’s top player.
The Atlantic conference has claimed nine of the past 16 national player of the year awards.
Former Axemen standout Liam Heelis is the most recent player from an Acadia team to be named national MVP. He won the award in 2013-14.
Philippe Maillet of UNB is the most recent player from the Atlantic conference to earn the national honour. He won the award in 2016-17.