Former Los Angeles Jr. King Mattias Sholl was recognized as the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Midwest Division Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 season. He was also named to the All-Midwest Division Team and the division's Goaltender of the Year.
In 41 appearances on the season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the 2000-born Sholl celebrated a NAHL-leading 29 wins (29-8-0-1-2 record overall), including three shutouts, to compliment a 1.99 goals-against average (ranking seventh in the league) and .924 save percentage (eighth).
Sholl, a member of the Jr. Kings’ Jack Bowkus-coached 16U AAA Pacific District championship team in 2016-17, also participated in this year’s highly-scouted NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, which was showcased in February in Massachusetts.
Another former Jr. King, 2000-born defenseman Aidan Metcalfe, was named to the NAHL’s South Division All-Rookie Team after tallying a goal and 22 assists in 43 games for the Shreveport Mudbugs. He was also a plus-17.
The NAHL divisional teams and honors represent the four divisions in the NAHL - Central, East, Midwest and South - as voted upon and selected by the league’s 26 head coaches.