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Gracnar MVP

Gracnar MVP

Fukufuji, Heinrich, Mursak earn awards

Published 28.04.2014 17:15 GMT+9 | Author Martin Merk
Gracnar MVP
The tournament's Most Valuable Player, Slovenian goalkeeper Luka Gracnar, receives a Mando Footloose e-bike. Photo: Soohan Kim
After the last game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A the individual awards were given to key players.

20-year-old Slovenian goalkeeper Luka Gracnar earned the award for the Most Valuable Player and was named to the All-Star Team by the media while his Japanese counterpart Yutaka Fukufuji won the Best Goalkeeper award as selected by the tournament directorate. Gracnar played four games in the Slovenian net including the “final” against Austria and had a 95.96% save percentage.

The other individual awards went to Austria’s Dominique Heinrich as Best Defenceman and to Slovenia’s Jan Mursak as Best Forward.

Individual Awards (selected by the tournament directorate)

Best Goalkeeper: Yutaka FUKUFUJI, Japan
Best Defenceman: Dominique HEINRICH, Austria
Best Forward: Jan MURSAK, Slovenia

Most Valuable Player (selected by the media)

Luka GRACNAR, Slovenia

All-Star Team (selected by the media)

GK: Luka GRACNAR, Slovenia
DE: Dominique HEINRICH, Austria
DE: Marton VAS, Hungary
FW: Brian LEBLER, Austria
FW: Thomas KOCH, Austria
FW: Jan URBAS, Slovenia


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