April 28, 2005 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2)
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO--- The United Hockey League (UHL) announced Thursday that Adirondack Frostbite left wing Hugo Belanger has been named the Sher-Wood 2004-05 UHL Most Valuable Player as selected by the league head coaches, general managers, and members of the media.
The 34-year-old St. Hubert, Quebec native led the UHL in scoring with 106 points (34g, 72a). His 72 assists tied for the second most in the league. His 31 power play assists tied for second in the UHL and his 40 power play points were fifth in the league. The Adirondack captain had four game-winning goals and played in 79 of 80 Frostbite games during the regular season.
Belanger has collected over 100 points in eight consecutive seasons and nine times overall in his 12-year professional career. It is the fourth time that he has been named the Sher-Wood UHL Most Valuable Player.
Belanger was selected to Team Pepsi in the 2005 Pepsi UHL All-Star Classic in January and was named one of the game MVPs. He was also recently named to the 2004-05 UHL All-Star First Team and named the 2004-05 UHL Most Sportsmanlike Player.
PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF SHER-WOOD MVP
2003-04 Kevin St. Pierre, Fort Wayne
2002-03 Hugo Belanger, Adirondack
2001-02 Hugo Belanger, Adirondack
2000-01 Hugo Belanger, Adirondack
1999-00 Brian Regan, Missouri
1998-99 Jason Firth, Thunder Bay
1997-98 Jason Firth, Thunder Bay
1996-97 Paul Polillo, Brantford
1995-96 Paul Polillo, Brantford
1994-95 Paul Polillo, Brantford
Mark Green, Utica
1993-94 Kevin Kerr, Flint
1992-93 Jason Firth, Thunder Bay
1991-92 Terry McCutcheon, Brantford