Frank Slubowski accepts the University of Rob Hodge Most Valuable Player for the University of Western Michigan Broncos hockey program from Rob Hodge.

Frank Slubowski accepts the University of Rob Hodge Most Valuable Player for the University of Western Michigan Broncos hockey program from Rob Hodge.

Prince Rupert’s Slubowski named Broncos MVP

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski continues to add to his impressive collegiate resume.

Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski continues to add to his impressive collegiate resume.

Slubwoski took home his second consecutive team MVP trophy from the Western Michigan University Broncos during the year-end gala on April 21. Slubowski, who finished with a record of 19-11-8 and helped lead the team to a first round bye in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs, now holds the program record for the lowest goals against average in a single season at 2.00 and sits in second in program history with seven shutouts. He is one of only two goalies in university history to start every game for the team, and improved his save percentage to .918 this season.

This season, Slubowski was nominated for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, which is presented to the best player in NCAA hockey. He finished in the Top 10 in the popular vote, but was eliminated heading into the second round of the process.

Through his two years with the Broncos, Slubowski’s record sits at 36-22-12 with a 2.01 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.

Off the ice, Slubowski is maintaining a 3.54 grade point average in management studies at the university.

With this season now in the books, Slubowski will be seeing some new competition next year as the Broncos move from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). That conference includes teams like Miami University, the University of Denver, the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, the University of North Dakota and more.