The SHL selected C Jake Frost of the champion Anchorage Igloos as its Playoff MVP. Frost led all scorers in the championship series with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists). His playoff performance built on his exceptional regular season, when he led the Igloos with 60 goals, second-highest total in the league.
In the Finals, Frost saved his best for last, scoring a pair of goals in the deciding Game 7 to lift the Igloos to a 4-2 win over the Washington Galaxy.
“Jake is the heart and soul of our outfit,” said Igloos coach Sam Castor. “Whatever we’ve achieved this season, Jake’s been driving it. He’s the first one to the arena in the morning and the last one to leave. He sets an example that the rest of the team follows, and that’s why we’re champions.”
Frost’s final-game heroics helped him claim the MVP trophy over his teammate Les Collins, who was the runner-up in the award voting. The 22-year-old left winger had a breakout Finals, scoring 4 goals in the postseason after having scored only 9 in the regular season. “I believe we’re going to see great things out of Les in the years to come,” said Castor. “He really left it all out on the ice and did a lot to help us win. I want us to build a dynasty here, and Les is one of the key guys to help us do that.”