The Australian Ice Hockey League has many awards and trophies that teams with an outstanding performance during any given season end up earning. Let’s take a look at some of these AIHL trophies and awards.
The Goodall Cup
Since 2002, this cup has been awarded to the team that wins the final game of the last weekend of each season. When a team is awarded this cup, they become Australian champions.
To celebrate the cup’s 100 years in 2009, it was awarded to South Australia, the team that won the traditional state vs state Adelaide based hockey tournament.
Although it went back to the AIHL the next year, a replica is what’s handed out to the teams because the original trophy is judged too fragile to be moving around so much.
AIHL Champions Trophy
During 2009, when the Goodall Cup wasn’t available to be handed by the AIHL, the league came up with this trophy to hand to the winner of the season. It is now known as the H Newman Reid Trophy.
H Newman Reid Trophy
The team that makes it to the first place of rankings in the overall measures, is referred to as minor premier and they are the ones that take this trophy home. The reason for the name is that, for Australian ice hockey, Reid is a father because he is the one that opened the first ice rinks.
This cup existed only until 2007, to be handed out to each season’s minor premiers. Although there was nothing wrong with it, with the launching of the H Newman Reid trophy, the V.I.P Cup was rendered unnecessary.
This trophy was awarded only three years in a row, from 2007 to 2009, to the winners of the pre-season competition within the AIHL games. These are all trophies and awards that any team playing for the AIHL with outstanding performance can earn, or has earnt in the past.