HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 19, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Friday announced that Josh Harris of the Birmingham Bulls was selected as the 2018-2019 SPHL Most Valuable Player.
The SPHL Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.
Harris finished the season with 25 goals, 38 assists, two shorthanded goals and eight game winning goals. He also had a plus/minus rating of +20, one hat trick and led the Bulls in points (63).
One of Harris’ biggest weeks of the season was Feb. 11 – Feb. 17 when he accumulated a total of six points after scoring four goals and two assists. On Feb. 12, Harris scored a goal and had one assist against the Huntsville Havoc. On Feb. 16, Harris scored the game winning goal against the Quad City Storm to help lead the Bulls to a 5-4 victory. The following night, Harris contributed an assist and scored two goals against the Storm, which included his second game winning goal of the week.
The Bulls’ Mavric Parks finished second in the voting.
Past 5 SPHL Most Valuable Player Award Winners
2017-18 – Berkley Scott, Knoxville Ice Bears
2016-17 – Sean Bonar, Fayetteville FireAntz
2015-16 – Garrett Bartus, Macon Mayhem
2014-15 – Matt Gingera, Columbus Cottonmouths
2013-14 – Shawn McNeil, Louisiana IceGators