F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
The F.G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded to the regular season champion of the American Hockey League's North Division. It is the oldest trophy awarded by the AHL, but it passed through two leagues previously. It is one of the oldest trophies in professional hockey. It is named after Teddy Oke, the owner of the Kitchener team in the Canadian Professional Hockey League (CPHL) and former player.
|F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy|
|Given for||North Division champions of the American Hockey League|
|Most recent||Belleville Senators|
The 1928–29 CPHL champions, the Windsor Bulldogs, took the trophy with them when they defected to the International Hockey League (IHL) in 1929–30. The Oke Trophy remained the championship trophy of the IHL until 1936 when the league joined with the Can-Am to form the International American Hockey League (IAHL), the precursor of the AHL.
The IAHL operated as a "circuit of mutual convenience" for its first two years, with the IHL's four surviving teams comprising the IAHL's West Division. They continued the trophy's tradition in the new league when it was awarded to the West Division champions, the Syracuse Stars. The Stars went on to become the IAHL's first champions by winning the Calder Cup.
The Oke trophy remained the west division championship until the 1952–53 season, when it became the trophy for the AHL team with the best regular-season record, while the Calder Cup remained the playoff trophy. The 1960–61 Oke Trophy champions, the Springfield Indians, took the trophy with them, winning the East Division in 1961–62. The newly christened John D. Chick Trophy replaced the Oke Trophy as the West Division's trophy the same year. The AHL has realigned divisions several times since 1961–62, and until the 2011–12 season, the Oke Trophy had followed the previous winning team to the new division.
North Division champions (2016–present)Edit
Northeast Division champions (2012–2015)Edit
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||2|
|2011–12||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||2|
East Division champions (2002–2011)Edit
|2001–02||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||1|
New England Division champions (1997–2001)Edit
|1999–00||Hartford Wolf Pack||1|
North Division champions (1978–1996)Edit
|1994–95||Albany River Rats||1|
|1993–94||Adirondack Red Wings||2|
|1985–86||Adirondack Red Wings||1|
|1981–82||New Brunswick Hawks||2|
|1979–80||New Brunswick Hawks||1|
American Hockey League regular season champions (1977)Edit
|1976–77||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||3|
North Division champions (1974–1976)Edit
|1975–76||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||2|
East Division champions (1962–1973)Edit
|1972–73||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||1|
American Hockey League regular season champions (1953–1961)Edit
West Division champions (1937–1952)Edit
|1948–49||St. Louis Flyers||1|
International Hockey League champions (1930–1936)Edit
Canadian Professional League champions (1927–1929)Edit