Herder Memorial Trophy

The Herder Memorial Trophy, or Herder, is the championship trophy awarded annually to the senior ice hockey champions of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The cast silver trophy was originally donated in 1935 by the Herder family,[1] then owners of The Evening Telegram newspaper, as a memorial to five brothers who played hockey in St. John's. The Herder was first awarded to the Corner Brook team that won the inaugural all-Newfoundland hockey championship on March 22, 1935. The most recent winners of the Herder Memorial Trophy were the Southern Shore Breakers on April 23, 2022.

Herder Memorial Trophy
Herder Memorial Trophy.png
SportIce hockey
Awarded forSenior hockey champions of Newfoundland and Labrador
History
First award1935 (Corner Brook)
Most recent2022 (Southern Shore Breakers)

HistoryEdit

The Herder trophy was the brainchild of Ralph Herder, then president of The Evening Telegram, as a memorial to his five late brothers, Arthur, William, Douglas, Augustus and Hubert, who were all avid hockey players in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The trophy was donated in 1935 by The Evening Telegram newspaper to be awarded annually to Newfoundland's best ice hockey team. The Evening Telegram was published by a member of the Herder family since the founding of the paper in 1879 up until the retirement of Stephen Herder in 1993. The Telegram has played an integral role in the promotion and sponsorship of the Herder, which continues to this day.

Originally donated by Ralph Herder in memory of five of his late brothers, the trophy now honors the memory of seven brothers, including Ralph and his youngest brother James. In 2009, the name of Ralph's son Stephen was added to the trophy. All seven Herder brothers were fine hockey players and often played together, with four of them sometimes playing together on a championship team. James Herder coached the 1935 Guards team that lost the inaugural Herder championship to Corner Brook in March 1935.

The St. John's Guards had earned the right to compete for the inaugural Herder Memorial Trophy in 1935 by first defeating St. Bon's in a 2-game series to become St. John's city champions, and later toppling the Bay Roberts Rovers in a 2-game, total goal series to become the Avalon Peninsula champions. The championship match-up was then set – the Guards of St. John's would play host to the Corner Brook All-Star Team. Fans in St. John's eagerly awaited the arrival of the Corner Brook Royals; tickets to the 2 games were sold out quickly. The Royals edged the Guards 1–0 in Game 1, and were victorious in Game 2 by a 4–2 margin to become the island's top team, and Herder Trophy Champions.

Today, fan interest and competition is as keen as it was in the glory days of senior hockey. The Herder Memorial Trophy will live forever in the minds and hearts of the people of Newfoundland.

The Herder familyEdit

William James Herder (1849–1922), born in Old Perlican, was the founder of Newfoundland's first daily newspaper, The Evening Telegram. Ralph, one of William's seven sons, became publisher of the Telegram after the death of Augustus (Gus), who was the fifth brother to pass away. Ralph donated the Herder Trophy on behalf of the Herder Family as a memorial to his five late brothers (Douglas, Arthur, Hubert, Herbert Augustus (Gus) and William Jr.). Later the names of Ralph (d.1955), his youngest brother James (d.1970) and Ralph's son Stephen (d.1993) were added to the trophy.

The Herder is now a memorial to the following Herder family members:

1. Arthur, a lawyer, was a captain in the First World War. In 1917 he was fatally wounded in France and died at age 32.

2. Hubert, a lieutenant when he was killed at Beaumont Hamel July 1, 1916 at the age of 25.

3. William, vice-president of the Evening Telegram when he died in 1934.

4. Douglas, who died from typhoid in 1908.[2]

5. Augustus, vice-president of the Evening Telegram when he died in 1934.

6. Ralph, also a lieutenant, was seriously wounded July 1, 1916. He survived the war. He became the publisher of the Evening Telegram after the deaths of his brothers in 1934, and was the driving force behind the creation of the Herder Memorial Trophy in memory of his five brothers who predeceased him. Ralph, the father of Rendell [Rex] and Stephen, died in 1955 at the age of 61.

7. James was the youngest of the seven brothers. He was vice president and general manager of The Evening Telegram when his brother Ralph died in 1955. Jim took over as publisher and piloted The Evening Telegram Ltd through a period of tremendous growth and prosperity during the late 1950s and through the 1960s. He died in 1970.

8. Stephen succeeded his uncle Jim and was the longtime publisher of The Telegram. An environmentalist long before his time, he was known for saving Rennies River, and a bridge over that river is dedicated to his efforts. Steve was a proud proponent of the Herder memorial Trophy. He and died in 1993, at the age of 65.

The trophyEdit

 
Herder replica in 2019

The Herder Trophy was donated in 1935. Over the years additional tiers were added to the original base, filled with shields bearing the names and years of championship teams.

St. Bon's star Edward "Key" Kennedy (1911–1955) was the model for the hockey player that stands atop the original trophy. It is well known that trophy-donor Ralph Herder took a photo of Kennedy, in playing pose, to New York, where he had a model made and then had the figure cast in silver.[3]

The original trophy was retired by 2007 and is now displayed at the Newfoundland & Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame, located in the Corner Brook Civic Centre. A Herder replica was made to be awarded to the champions of the playoffs.

Conditions placed by the trophy donorEdit

The Herder family attached eight conditions after donating the Herder Memorial Trophy to govern competition for the all-Newfoundland amateur hockey championship:[4] [5]

  1. Trophy to be known as "The Herder Memorial Trophy" presented by The Evening Telegram in memory of Arthur, Douglas, William, Augustus and Hubert Herder.
  2. Trophy to be emblematic of the All-Newfoundland Amateur Hockey championship, and must be competed for each year in St. John's.
  3. All matches held for the Trophy to be held under the rules of the body governing hockey in Newfoundland.
  4. The Trophy cannot be won outright but is to be competed for each year.
  5. The winner shall hold the Trophy until the start of the hockey season the following year and then it must be returned to the donors.
  6. Arrangements for the playing of the All-Newfoundland championship are to be made by the main body governing hockey, the management of the rink, and the donors.
  7. No names of teams or players winning the trophy to be engraved on the trophy or base.
  8. If an All-Newfoundland championship is impossible in any year, the Trophy shall be held by the team winning the championship of the Avalon Peninsula or other Inter-Sectional championship.

Exceptions to the original conditionsEdit

Condition #2Edit

From 1935 though 1941 the All-Newfoundland finals were played at the former Prince's Rink in St. John's (renamed The Arena in 1937). The Herder championships were cancelled for 1942 and 1943 after the Arena was destroyed by fire on November 28, 1941, and due to depleted rosters of senior hockey teams with men serving overseas during the Second World War. After the Arena burned down in November 1941, St. John's did not have a suitable venue until the opening of Memorial Stadium in December 1954. In 1944, the Herder finals were held outside St. John's for the first time when Bell Island and Corner Brook played the all-Newfoundland final series at the Corner Brook rink. The NAHA was granted permission by Ralph Herder to hold the Herder finals outside the capital city for the first time. Since 1944 condition #2 has not been enforced and the Herder Finals location has been decided by NAHA and typically held in the arenas of the competing teams.

In recent years, the Herder finals series was held at Mile One Centre (and before it was built, at Memorial Stadium) in St. John's and frequently sold out the 6,000 seat building. Games were also held in the Pepsi Centre in the city of Corner Brook, on the west coast of the island, when teams from that area were playing for the cup.

Since 2013 the Herder finalists have the right to decide the location of their home games.

Condition #4Edit

In 1957 the first exception to condition #4 occurred when the Grand Falls Andcos were awarded the Herder by default. No other senior "A" hockey teams registered for the Herder playoffs that year.

Condition #7Edit

Engraved plates with the names of the winning teams have been affixed to the base of the Herder Trophy since the late 1940s.[6] Beginning in 1952, additional layers have been added to the trophy base as required to accommodate successive Herder Champion nameplates.

Series formatEdit

Over the history of the championship series, NAHA has dictated a number of series formats that included the winners of divisional, local league or island-wide league playoffs.The original series featured the eastern champions versus western champions. This format continued until 1962 when an island-wide Newfoundland Senior Hockey league was formed. The champions of the provincial leaque were awarded the Herder trophy until 1989 when the league was disbanded.

On February 25, 2015, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador approved a request by the Central West Senior Hockey League in which they asked to play for the historic Herder Trophy because it was the only operating Senior A hockey league registered in the province.

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador announced on March 10, 2022 that they will be awarding the Herder Memorial Trophy to the winner of the Avalon East Senior Hockey League finals.[7]

Series format historyEdit

This is a list of Herder championship series formats since 1935.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Herder Format Teams
1935 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Eastern (winner of Avalon championship) vs. Western champions (winner of Corner Brook-Grand Falls intertown series)
1936 to 1939 Three-team single-round robin Herder final series, top two teams in a championship game Eastern (City League) champions, Conception Bay League Champion, Western champions
1940 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Western Champions vs. All-Avalon Champions
1941 Two-team Herder final, best-of-three series Eastern (City League champions) vs. Conception Bay champions (Buchans were Western Champion but chose not to enter)
1942 Herder championships were cancelled due to the Second World War
1943 Herder championships were cancelled due to the Second World War
1944 Two-team Herder final, best-of-three series[8] Eastern (Avalon champions) vs. Western champions
1945 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Eastern (City League champions) vs. Conception Bay champions (a Western champion did not enter)
1946 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Eastern (Avalon champions) vs. Western champions
1947 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Eastern (Avalon champions) vs. Western champions
1948 to 1952 Two-team Herder final, two games total goals series Eastern (Avalon champions) vs. Western champions
1953 to 1954 Two-team Herder final, best-of-three series Only Buchans and Grand Falls entered teams for Herder competition in 1953, 1954 and 1955
1955 to 1956 Three-team Herder playoff series, best-of-five final series St. Bon's Bluegolds (City League champions) vs. Buchans in best-of-three semi-final, winner vs. Grand Falls in a best-of-five final series
1957 No competition for the Herder NAHA awarded the trophy to the only team entered (Grand Falls)
1958 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series Only Corner Brook and Grand Falls entered teams for Herder competition in 1958
1959 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series Eastern champions (Avalon champions) vs. Western champions
1960 to 1962 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series East Division champions vs. West Division champions
1963 to 1970 Best-of-seven finals series One provincial senior league with a regular season, top four teams in semi-finals, followed by the Herder finals
1971 to 1973 Best-of-seven finals series One provincial senior league with a regular season, home-and-home round robin, Herder finals
1974 Best-of-seven finals series One provincial senior league with a regular season, top four teams in semi-finals, followed by the Herder finals
1975 Best-of-seven finals series Three-team provincial senior league with a 16-game regular season, 2nd & 3rd place teams in semi-final, winner played #1 in Herder final
1976 Best-of-seven finals series Four-team provincial senior league with a 20-game regular season (12 games for St. John's), 3rd & 4th place teams in best-of-five Quarter-final, winner played 2nd place in semi-final, winner played 1st place in Herder final
1977 to 1978 Best-of-seven finals series Eight-team provincial senior league with East and West Divisions, Winner of Eastern playoffs faced winner of Western playoffs in Herder final
1979 to 1989 Best-of-seven finals series One provincial senior league with a regular season, top four teams in semi-finals, followed by the Herder finals
1990 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven finals series Eastern champions (winner of St. John's Capitals vs. Avalon East league all-stars winner played the Central league champions in the semi-final). The winner played a final series vs. the Western Champion (winner of Corner Brook vs. Stephenville)
1991 No Herder competition
1992 Two-team Herder final, best-of-five series Avalon East League champions vs. Central League champions
1993 Two-team Herder final (best-of-five series) Eastern champions (winner of Avalon East vs. Conception Bay South Intermediate League Herder semi-final) vs. Central League champions
1994 Two-team Herder final (best-of-five series) Eastern champions (winner of Avalon East vs. Avalon West Herder semi-final) vs. Central League champions
1995 to 96 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series Avalon East League champions vs. Avalon West League champions
1997 Two-team Herder final, best-of-five series Eastern champion (winner of Avalon East vs. Avalon West best-of-seven Herder semi-final) vs. Central League champions
1998 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series Round robin semi-final between champions of Avalon East, Avalon West and the Central League. Top two teams got berth to final.
1999 Two-team Herder final, best-of-five series Round robin semi-final between champions of Avalon East, Avalon West and the Central League. Top two teams got berth to final.
2000 to 2011
2012 to 2014 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series NLSHL championship final
2015 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series Central West Senior Hockey championship final
2016 to 2017 Two-team Herder final, best-of-five series CWSHL champions vs. AESHL champions[9]
2018 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series CWSHL champions vs. ECSHL champions [10]
2019 Two-team Herder final, best-of-seven series NSHL Central Division champions vs. Eastern Division champions [11]
2020 No Herder competition
2021 No Herder competition
2022 The Herder will be awarded to the Avalon East Senior Hockey League Champions


ChampionsEdit

Most recent Finals (last five)
Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Result (series) Series-winning goal
2022 Southern Shore Breakers Clarenville Caribous 4-0
2019 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Patrick Yetman Southern Shore Breakers 4-1 Alex Dalley (8:43, OT)
2018 Clarenville Caribous Rebecca Russell St. John's Senior Caps 4-0
2017 Harbour Grace CeeBee Stars Clarenville Caribous Rebecca Russell 4-1 Kenny King (3rd)
2016 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Tom Coolen St. John's Capitals 3-0

Summary of Herder finals results and locationsEdit

Note: TG = Two games total goals series

Year Winning team Series result in games or TG Runner-up Location Final Game Date Trophy Presentation
1935 Corner Brook 5-2 (TG) St. John's Guards The Prince's Rink (St. John's) 22-Mar-1935[12]
1936 St. Bon's Bluegolds 5-2 (TG) Corner Brook The Prince's Rink (St. John's)
1937 St. Bon's Bluegolds 4-1 (TG) Buchans The Arena (formerly the Prince's Rink, St. John's) 03-Mar-1937[13]
1938 St. Bon's Bluegolds 9-1 (TG) Grand Falls Papertowners The Arena (St. John's)
1939 St. Bon's Bluegolds 2-0 (TG) Bell Island Islanders The Arena (St. John's)
1940 St. Bon's Bluegolds 17-7 (TG) Buchans The Arena (St. John's)
1941 Bell Island Islanders 2-1 Royals (St. John's League champions) The Arena (St. John's) 31-Mar-1941[14] Ralph Herder Presented the Herder[15]
1942 Not held due to WWII
1943 Not held due to WWII
1944 Bell Island Islanders 16-5[16] (TG) Corner Brook Corner Brook Rink 22-Mar-44[17]
1945 St. Bon's Bluegolds 13-4 (TG) Bell Island Islanders
1946 St. Bon's Bluegolds 35-3 (TG) Grand Falls All-Stars St. Bon's Forum (St. John's)[18]
1947 St. Bon's Bluegolds 12-8 (TG) Grand Falls All-Stars Gander Gardens (at the airport)
1948 St. Bon's Bluegolds 6-3 (TG) Buchans Grand Falls Stadium 10-Mar-1948[19] Ralph B. Herder to Cyril Power, Captain[20]
1949 St. Bon's Bluegolds 21-6 (TG) Corner Brook Corner Brook Rink 10-Mar-1949[21] James M. Herder to Cyril Power, Captain[22]
1950 Buchans Miners 17-5 (TG) St. Bon's Bluegolds Grand Falls Stadium
1951 Buchans Miners 12-6 (TG) St. Bon's Bluegolds Grand Falls Stadium
1952 Buchans Miners 12-3 (TG) St. Bon's Bluegolds Grand Falls Stadium
1953 Grand Falls All-Stars 2-0 Buchans Miners Grand Falls Stadium 13-Mar-1953[23] Ralph B. Herder to Dave Green, Captain[24]
1954 Buchans Miners 2-1 Grand Falls All-Stars Grand Falls Stadium
1955 Grand Falls All-Stars 3-1 Buchans Miners Grand Falls Stadium
1956 Grand Falls Andcos 3-0 Buchans Miners Grand Falls Stadium 15-Mar-1956[25] James Herder to Jack MacKenzie, Captain[26]
1957 Grand Falls Andcos n/a (no teams entered 'A' competition) n/a (Grand Falls were declared champions by NAHA) n/a n/a
1958 Grand Falls Andcos 4-1 Corner Brook Royals Grand Falls Stadium & Humber Gardens (Corner Brook) 12-Apr-1958[27]
1959 Grand Falls Andcos 4-1 Conception Bay Cee Bees Harbour Grace Stadium & Grand Falls Stadium 27-Apr-1959[28] Hubert Herder to Bucky Hannaford, Captain[29]
1960 Conception Bay Cee Bees 4-2 Grand Falls Andcos Grand Falls Stadium & Harbour Grace Stadium 16-Apr-1960[30]
1961 Conception Bay Cee Bees 4-0 Gander Flyers Harbour Grace Stadium & Gander Gardens
1962 Corner Brook Royals 4-1 Conception Bay Cee Bees Humber Gardens & Harbour Grace Stadium
1963 Buchans Miners 4-2 Corner Brook Royals Humber Gardens & Buchans Stadium
1964 Corner Brook Royals 4-2 Buchans Miners Humber Gardens & Buchans Stadium
1965 Conception Bay Cee Bees Corner Brook Royals
1966 Corner Brook Royals Conception Bay Cee Bees
1967 Conception Bay Cee Bees Gander Flyers
1968 Corner Brook Royals Buchans Miners
1969 Gander Flyers 4-0 Buchans Miners Gander Gardens & Buchans Stadium
1970 St. John's Capitals 4-3 Gander Flyers Gander Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1971 Grand Falls Cataracts 4-3 St. John's Capitals Grand Falls Stadium & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1972 Grand Falls Cataracts 4-0 St. John's Capitals Grand Falls Stadium & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1973 St. John's Capitals 4-0 Grand Falls Cataracts Grand Falls Stadium & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1974 St. John's Capitals 4-1 Grand Falls Cataracts Grand Falls Stadium & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1975 St. John's Capitals 4-0 Corner Brook Royals Humber Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1976 St. John's Capitals 4-0 Grand Falls Cataracts Grand Falls Stadium & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1977 Corner Brook Royals 4-2 St. John's Blue Caps Humber Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1978 St. John's Blue Caps 4-3 Gander Flyers Gander Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1979 St. John's Mike's Shamrocks 4-3 Gander Flyers Gander Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1980 Gander Flyers 4-1 St. John's Blue Caps Gander Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's
1981 Grand Falls Cataracts 4-2 Corner Brook Royals Humber Gardens, Corner Brook & Grand Falls Stadium 11-Apr-1981[31] Steve Herder to Roger Elliott, Captain
1982 Grand Falls Cataracts 4-2 Gander Flyers Grand Falls Stadium & Gander Gardens 29-Mar-1982[32] Dan Herder to Gene Faulkner, Captain
1983 Stephenville Jets 4-3 Grand Falls Cataracts Stephenville Gardens & Grand Falls Stadium 03-Apr-1983 Fred Jackson (sports editor, Evening Telegram) to Cal Dunville, captain[33]
1984 Stephenville Jets 4-1 Corner Brook Royals Stephenville Gardens & Humber Gardens, Corner Brook
1985 Corner Brook Royals 4-2 Stephenville Jets Stephenville Gardens & Humber Gardens, Corner Brook 30-Mar-1985[34] Steve Herder to Terry Gillam, Royals Captain[35]
1986 Corner Brook Royals 4-2 Stephenville Jets Stephenville Gardens & Humber Gardens, Corner Brook


1987 St. John's Capitals 4-2 Stephenville Jets Stephenville Gardens & Memorial Stadium, St. John's 24-Mar-1987[36]
1988 Corner Brook Royals 4-1 St. John's Capitals Memorial Stadium, St. John's & Humber Gardens, Corner Brook
1989 Port aux Basques Mariners 4-2 St. John's Capitals 3-Apr-1989[37]
1990 St. John's Capitals 4-0 Corner Brook Royals
1991 Herder championship was not played n/a n/a n/a
1992 Badger Bombers 3-1 Flatrock Flyers Badger Stadium
1993 Flatrock Flyers 3-2 Gander Flyers Gander Gardens
1994 La Scie Jets 3-2 Southern Shore Breakers Cape St. John Arena, La Scie & Southern Shore Arena
1995 Southern Shore Breakers 4-0 Flatrock Flyers
1996 Southern Shore Breakers 4-3 Flatrock Flyers Southern Shore Arena & Fieldian Gardens, St. John's
1997 Flatrock Flyers 3-0 Badger Bombers Badger Stadium
1998 Flatrock Flyers 4-3 Southern Shore Breakers Southern Shore Arena & Fieldian Gardens, St. John's
1999 Southern Shore Breakers 2-1 Badger Bombers Southern Shore Arena
2000 Southern Shore Breakers 4-0 Torbay West Side Charlies
2001 Deer Lake Red Wings 3-2 Flatrock Flyers
2002 Corner Brook Royals 3-2 Flatrock Flyers
2003 Flatrock Flyers 3-0 Corner Brook Royals
2004 Southern Shore Breakers 3-1 Corner Brook Royals
2005 Deer Lake Red Wings 4-3 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars
2006 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4-2 Deer Lake Red Wings
2007 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4-2 Deer Lake Red Wings Mile One Centre, (St. John's) & Pepsi Centre (Corner Brook) 21-Apr-2007 to Chris Bartlett, Captain
2008 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4-2 Deer Lake Red Wings
2009 Clarenville Caribous 4-1 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars Mile One Centre, (St. John's)
2010 Clarenville Caribous 4-1 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars
2011 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4-0 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars
2012 Clarenville Caribous 4-1 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Mile One Centre, (St. John's) & Pepsi Centre (Corner Brook)
2013 Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4-0 Clarenville Caribous Clarenville Events Centre & S.W.Moores Memorial Stadium (Harbour Grace)
2014 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4-2 Clarenville Caribous Clarenville Events Centre & Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium (Grand Falls-Windsor)
2015 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4-0 Corner Brook Royals Corner Brook Civic Centre & Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium (Grand Falls-Windsor)
2016 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 3-0 St. John's Capitals Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium (Grand Falls-Windsor) & Jack Byrne Memorial Arena (Torbay)
2017 Harbour Grace CeeBee Stars 3-2 Clarenville Caribous Danny Cleary Community Centre (Harbour Grace) & Eastlink Events Centre (Clarenville) 4-Apr-2017[38]
2018 Clarenville Caribous 4-0 St. John's Senior Caps Eastlink Events Centre (Clarenville) & Jack Byrne Memorial Arena (Torbay) 14-Apr-2018[39] Nick Herder & Dan Herder to Dustin Russell, Captain[40]
2019 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4-1 Southern Shore Breakers Jack Byrne Memorial Arena (Torbay) & Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium (Grand Falls-Windsor) 14-Apr-2019[41] Gary Gale (Hockey NL) to Michael Brent, Captain
2020 Herder championship was not played n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2021 Herder championship was not played n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 Southern Shore Breakers 4-0 Clarenville Caribous Ken Williams Southern Shore Arena & Eastlink Events Centre Clarenville 23-Apr-2022 Gary Gale (Hockey NL) to Jeremy Nicholas, Captain

BroadcastingEdit

The first island-wide live broadcast of a Herder championship game was on the VONF radio station on Saturday night March 23, 1935. Jack Tobin provided the play-by-play of the second and final game of the first all-Newfoundland hockey championships between Corner Brook vs. the Guards of St. John's live from the Prince's Rink in St. John's.[42] The final score was 4–2 for Corner Brook.

In 2007 and 2008, Rogers Television broadcast the Herder finals and province-wide using the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly Channel. In 2009, games 3 to 5 of the finals were streamed online at thesportspage.ca.

Grand Falls-Windsor Broadcaster George Scott provided the play-by-play on a live webcast from 2011 to the 2019 Herder Finals.[43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Herder Memorial Trophy".
  2. ^ "Herder Memorial Trophy".
  3. ^ Appendix p. 1607, Murphy, Dee:Our Sports: The Games and Athletes of Newfoundland and Labrador, James Lane Publishing. 2000
  4. ^ The Western Star, October 23, 1935 p.5
  5. ^ Appendix p.1606 Murphy, Dee:Our Sports: The Games and Athletes of Newfoundland and Labrador, James Lane Publishing. 2000
  6. ^ "Buchans - History of Mining Town".
  7. ^ "Newfoundland senior hockey officials excited about return of Herder Memorial Trophy championship | SaltWire".
  8. ^ Western Star (Corner Brook, NL), 1944-03-18 p.8
  9. ^ "Newfoundland & Labrador Senior a Hockey League". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  10. ^ "Herder championship going back to best-of-7 series | Saltwire".
  11. ^ http://www.centralwesthockey.ca/news.php?news_id=6650[dead link]
  12. ^ The Daily News, March 23, 1935 p.8
  13. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser, Mar 6, 1937 p.5
  14. ^ The Daily News, April 1,1941 p.9
  15. ^ The Daily News, April 1,1937 p.9
  16. ^ The Western Star, March 25, 1944 p.1
  17. ^ The Western Star, March 18, 1944 p.8
  18. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser March 16, 1946 p.1
  19. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser March 13, 1948 p.1
  20. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser March 13, 1948 p.12
  21. ^ The Western Star March 11, 1949 p.6
  22. ^ The Western Star March 11, 1949 p.6
  23. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser March 19, 1953 p.4
  24. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser March 19, 1953 p.4
  25. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser March 22, 1956 p.4
  26. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser March 22, 1956 p.4
  27. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser, April 17, 1958 p. 6
  28. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser April 29, 1959 p.5
  29. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser April 29, 1959 p.1
  30. ^ The Daily News April 18, 1960 p.10
  31. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser April 13, 1981 p.1
  32. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser April 1, 1982 p.1
  33. ^ The Grand Falls Advertiser, April 7, 1983
  34. ^ The Newfoundland Quarterly, volume 080, no. 4 (Spring 1985) p.14
  35. ^ Grand Falls Advertiser, April 1, 1985
  36. ^ The Muse March 27, 1987, p.13
  37. ^ The Newfoundland Quarterly, volume 084, no. 4 (Spring 1989) p.14
  38. ^ "Cee Bees Claim the Herder Memorial Trophy". 4 April 2017.
  39. ^ "Caribous Claim the 2018 Herder Memorial Championship". 15 April 2018.
  40. ^ "2018 Herder Memorial Championships - Awards Presented". 18 April 2018.
  41. ^ "Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts are 2019 Herder champs | SaltWire".
  42. ^ The Western Star, March 27, 1935
  43. ^ The Central Voice, February 26, 2020 p.1-2

BibliographyEdit

  • Abbott, Bill (2000). Herder Memorial Trophy: A History of Senior Hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater Books.
  • Elliott, Jerry "Stats" (2010). Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey: A Trip Down Memory Lane. Jerry Elliott.

External linksEdit

  • Herder History
  • See also: Abbott, Bill. Herder Memorial Trophy: A History of Senior Hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's: Breakwater Books, 2000), ISBN 1-55081-156-8