Hockey Trophies; Oldest, Defunct & Decommissioned etc...

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  1. James Laverance Registered User

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    The Northampton Trophy is the oldest surviving Hockey trophy in the
    United States made in 1896.It was used to declare the winner of the Baltimore Hockey League first won by the University of Maryland.

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    Interesting... but on its own not exactly thread worthy, not much meat on that bone HOWEVER.... I've expanded the title to include other trophies, Defunct of particular interest.... if you have pictures please include in your posts.
     
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    Great stuff James. Other forgotten or obscure trophies would be great additions.
     
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    Thanks Killion I'll try to add some others.
     
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    Cool. You familiar with the "O'Brien Trophy"?... One of the most beautiful hockey trophies ever created, awarded under 4 different categories between the years 1910 (NHA~NHL) & 1950 before being retired.
     
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    Yes I've heard of the O'Brien Cup here it is right here.

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    ^^^ Beauty huh? All the silver from the O'Briens mines.
     
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    This is the MacNaughton Cup the oldest continuous trophy in the U.S.First won by The Cleveland Athletic Club in 1914.

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    The Montreal Winter Carnival Cup is one the first championship trophies made for Hockey in 1883.

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    The 1886 medal from the Burlington Hockey Tournament.

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    Very nice indeed... Love the Montreal WCC in particular. :thumbu: ... Medals also interesting.... in fact, hockey related medals, watches & rings of both early North American, Russian, Scandinavian, European & British origins would also be of interest to see.
     
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    This Trophy was first presented in 1887 to the winners of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada.
    It was used up until 1897-98 when it was changed to the Halifax City Hockey League Cup.
    From 1899-1910 it was named the Maritime Amateur Hockey League Cup.
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    This image shows the trophy missing 2 Hockey Figures on each side, and 1 Hockey Figure missing from the top of the trophy.

    The Halifax Crescents were the first team to win the prize in the Maritimes pictured here in 1898.
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    Here it is in 1907 with the Moncton Victoria's along with the Gibson Cup( The New Brunswick Amateur Hockey League Champions from 1903-1910).
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    In 1910-11 it was awarded to the champions of the Inter-Provincial Hockey League then in 1911-1914 The Maritime Professional Hockey League and in 1914-15 The Eastern Professional Hockey League.
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    Looks like an old chest of drawers to me.
     
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    ... :laugh: like a cutlery case for the silverware, yes... does look like that may have been its initial purpose.
     
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    The Cosby Cup was used in the old OHA from 1890-1899 before being replaced by the John Ross Robertson Cup shown in the second image.
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    The John Ross Robertson Junior Cup was used to determine the OHA junior playoff Champions from 1899-1933.
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    ^ Those are some nice looking trophies James....
    .... imagine all the stories behind the engravings of names, teams.
     
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    Chronicle Telegraph Trophy depicted in the January 30, 1901 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    This trophy was awarded to the champions of the Pittsburgh based semi-professional Western Pennsylvania Hockey League.

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    The trophy of the American Amateur Hockey League between the 1906–07 and 1911–12 seasons.
    The trophy was won permanently by the Brooklyn Crescents after the 1911–12 season, when the team won its third leg on the trophy.

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    ... Awesome. Never seen these ones before. Love the Queens Cup...
    ... the one immediately above as well from the AAHL, very Deco.
     
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    The Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy, which was awarded to the Eastern Hockey League champion until 1972, disappeared for about 22 years before being relocated to the HHOF in 1994.

    Finding the Atlantic City Boardwalk Trophy
     
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    Riley Cup, awarded to the ECHL Playoff Champions from 1989 to 1996.

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    It has since been superseded by the Kelly Cup. To be honest, I like the cleaner look of the Riley Cup better.
     
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    .... wow, quite the story behind that trophy (and the others mentioned).... theres a link to another article in the link provided, highly entertaining, well written piece about the Eastern League, the life & times of Tommy Lockhart (who found the Boardwalk Trophy in a Pawn Shop), MSG, Boston.... all making for a fascinating read..... Thx iamjs... great find.
     
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    Although that has the unfortunate side effect of preventing the trophies from getting very old, in Davos, Switzerland they have a proud tradition of decommissioning the championship trophy immediately after winning it:

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    I'd heard of this trophy of course from the old EHL but didn't think it still existed.Apperantly it was first awarded in 1926.
    Awesome find.
     
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