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Augusta's Matt Auffrey Voted SBK Most Valuable Player

April 1, 2011 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League on Friday announced that Matt Auffrey of the Augusta RiverHawks has been selected as the SBK Most Valuable Player in a vote of league coaches and media representatives.

In one of the closest votes in league history, Auffrey edged out Fayetteville's Chris Leveille and Pensacola's Chris Wilson, who tied for second in the balloting.

Auffrey, who led the expansion RiverHawks to a second-place finish in the regular season, was second in the SPHL in plus-minus (+19) and assists (49), while finishing third in points (70) and shorthanded goals (2 - tied). Auffrey also finished in the top 15 in goals, penalty minutes and power play assists.

SPHL Most Valuable Player Award Winners

2010-11 - Matt Auffrey, Augusta RiverHawks

2009-10 - Rob Sich, Fayetteville FireAntz

2008-09 - Travis Kauffeldt, Huntsville Havoc

2007-08 - Kevin Swider, Knoxville Ice Bears

2006-07 - Rob Sich, Fayetteville FireAntz

2005-06 - Matt Carmichael, Huntsville Havoc

2004-05 - Kevin Swider, Knoxville Ice Bears

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