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The Edinburgh Trophy was a trophy given to the winners of a series played between the champions of the Western Hockey League and the Quebec Hockey League professional ice hockey leagues. It was contested in the years 1954 to 1957.

DonationEdit

The trophy was donated by the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in March 1954. It was described as a "silver figure of a hockey player mounted on top of a silver globe with a map of North America raised on it." The globe was attached to a black ebony base with the coat of arms of the Dominion of Canada. On the sides of the base, there were small plaques to inscribe the winning team's name.[1] The winners were to be considered the "World's Minor Professional Champions".

At the same time, the terms of the championship were announced. The two leagues would play off annually, alternating in the east and the west. The first playoff would be held in the city of the champion of the Western Hockey League.[1]

Series recordEdit

All contested series were best-of-nine format.

Year Winner Runner-up Result
1954 Calgary Stampeders Quebec Aces 5–1
1955 Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts Edmonton Flyers 5–2
1956 Winnipeg Warriors (minor pro) Montreal Royals 5–1
1957 Quebec Aces Brandon Regals 5–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Edinburgh Trophy for Pro Series". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. March 24, 1954. p. 19. Retrieved June 18, 2012.