Commissioned by the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) in 2009, the H Newman Reid Trophy is an Australian men's ice hockey trophy awarded to the team that finishes top of the standings at the end of each AIHL regular-season, otherwise known as the ‘Premiers’. The trophy Superseded the defunct V.I.P. Cup.
|H Newman Reid Trophy|
|Awarded for||Regular-season Premier of the Australian Ice Hockey League|
|First award||2008 - Sydney Bears |
|Most wins||Newcastle Northstars |
|Most recent||2019 - CBR Brave |
2009, H Newman Reid Trophy was commissioned by the AIHL board in 2009 to replace the Goodall Cup for the league champion following the removal of the traditional century old Goodall Cup by IHA. It was designed to be a new ‘tradition’ trophy and was originally named the AIHL Champions trophy for this purpose.
2010, the Goodall Cup returned to the AIHL and was once again installed as the league championship trophy. The AIHL Champions Trophy was subsequently renamed the H Newman Reid Trophy in honour of the Henry Newman Reid who opened the first ice rinks in Australia between 1904 and 1907 and whose family fostered the first ice sports including hockey in Australia. The trophy was reassigned to honour the regular season's top team in the standings (premiers) and replaced the defunct V.I.P. Cup, which had been last awarded in 2007. Adelaide's 2009 trophy win was backdated and changed to the Goodall Cup with the 2008 (Sydney Bears) and 2009 (Newcastle North Stars) premiers awarded the H Newman Reid trophy by the same measure.
2011, the Melbourne Ice became the first team to win the domestic double including the H Newman Reid Trophy by claiming the Reid Trophy for finishing top of the AIHL league standings and Goodall Cup by winning the championship final 3–2 over Newcastle North Stars.
As of 2014, the trophy is presented in name only, as the physical trophy has been missing, presumed destroyed.
Year on year premiersEdit
|No trophy||V.I.P. Cup||H Newman Reid Trophy|
Premierships by clubEdit
Total number of premierships won by teams in the AIHL throughout the league's entire history.
|Newcastle Northstars||5||2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015|
|Adelaide Avalanche||4||2001, 2003, 2005, 2007|
|Melbourne Ice||2006, 2011, 2016, 2017|
|Sydney Bears||3||2000, 2002, 2008|
|CBR Brave||2||2018, 2019|
|Sydney Ice Dogs||1||2013|
H Newman Reid Trophies by clubEdit
Total number of premierships won by teams in the AIHL from the 2008 season onwards.
|Team||HNR trophies||Trophy winning years|
|Newcastle Northstars||4||2009, 2010, 2012, 2015|
|Melbourne Ice||3||2011, 2016, 2017|
|CBR Brave||2||2018, 2019|
|Sydney Ice Dogs||2013|
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