Prince Rupert’s Frank Slubowski named playoff MVP for champion Broncos

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski has added to his accolades during his first year with the University of Western Michigan.

  • Mar. 19, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski continues to add to his accolades during his first year of play for the University of Western Michigan Broncos, taking home the Most Valuable Player award while helping lead his team to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) championship.

Playing in the Joe Louis Arena against the rival University of Michigan Wolverines, Slubowski made 27 saves en-route to a 3-2 Broncos victory.

“When you have a good goaltender you always have a chance to be a championship team. Bottom line is Frank gave us outstanding goaltenting,” said Broncos coach Andy Murray at the post-game press conference.

It is only the second time the Broncos have won the Mason Cup as CCHA champions, and the team will now enter the NCAA Tournament as the fourth seeded team in the country. They will face off with the University of North Dakota on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. pacific time, a game that will be shown live on www.ESPN3.com.

The Broncos enter the NCAA Tournament on a five game winning streak and a six game unbeaten streak.