H Newman Reid Trophy

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 The trophy Superseded the defunct V.I.P. Cup.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
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SportIce hockey
Awarded forRegular-season Premier of the Australian Ice Hockey League
First award2008 - Sydney Bears
Most winsNewcastle Northstars
(4 titles)
Most recent2019 - CBR Brave
(2nd title)


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.[1]

2009, Adelaide Adrenaline won the inaugural AIHL Champions Trophy by beating the Newcastle North Stars 3-2 (OT) in the AIHL final.[2]

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.[3] 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.[1]

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.[4]

As of 2014, the trophy is presented in name only, as the physical trophy has been missing, presumed destroyed.

Year on year premiersEdit

Trophy legend
No trophy V.I.P. Cup H Newman Reid Trophy
Trophy No. Season Premiers
1 2000 Sydney Bears
2 2001 Adelaide Avalanche
3 2002 Sydney Bears
4 2003 Adelaide Avalanche
5 2004 Newcastle North Stars
6 2005 Adelaide Avalanche
7 2006 Melbourne Ice
8 2007 Adelaide Avalanche
9 2008 AIHL Bears
10 2009 Newcastle North Stars
Trophy No. Season Premiers
11 2010 Newcastle North Stars
12 2011 Melbourne Ice
13 2012 Newcastle North Stars
14 2013 Sydney Ice Dogs
15 2014 Melbourne Mustangs
16 2015 Newcastle North Stars
17 2016 Melbourne Ice
18 2017 Melbourne Ice
19 2018 CBR Brave
20 2019 CBR Brave

Premierships by clubEdit

Total number of premierships won by teams in the AIHL throughout the league's entire history.

Team Premierships Winning years
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
Melbourne Mustangs 2014

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 Bears 1 2008
Sydney Ice Dogs 2013
Melbourne Mustangs 2014

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "History of the Australian Ice Hockey League: H Newman Reid Trophy". www.theaihl.com. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ Lambert, Peter (30 August 2009). "Adelaide Adrenaline are Australian Champions". www.theaihl.com. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ Carpenter, Ross (2007). "Henry Newman Reid MSE (London) AMIE (Aust.) 1862 - 1947". www.icelegendsaustralia.com. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ Lambert, Peter (5 September 2011). "Melbourne Ice 2011 Champions". www.theaihl.com. Retrieved 20 August 2018.