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Herder Memorial Trophy


History[edit | edit source]

This trophy is awarded to the senior ice hockey champion of Newfoundland and Labrador .

Originally donated by the Herder Family, publishers of The Evening Telegram, in memory of five brothers, it now honors the memory of seven Herders. The “original five” Herders were Arthur, William, Douglas, Augustus and Hubert and they were joined by Ralph and James.

Newfoundland was an independent nation until 1949, when it joined Canada. The Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Association did not join the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association until 1967, which was the first time that Newfoundland could compete for the Allan Cup.

The Corner Brook Royals were he first team from Newfoundland to win the Allan Cup, winning in 1985 and 1986. After that the province ended competing for the Allan Cup and started after the Hardy Cup (which was the National Intermediate level championship), until that was ended in 1990 with the Port-aux-Basques Mariners winning the 1989 Hardy Cup. The Clarenville Caribous won the Allan Cup in 2011 and the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts won the 2017 Allan Cup after having won the Herder the previous seasons.

The tournament was not held in 1942 and 1943 due to World War II.  The Grand Falls Andcos were awarded the 1957 championship due to being the only Senior A team in the province.  There was no competetion in 1991 due to the state of senior hockey in the province.

Champions[edit | edit source]

Season Champion Runner-Up Result
1935 Corner Brook Royals St. John's Guards 5-2 (two game-total goal)
1936 St. Bonaventure's Corner Brook Royals 5-2 (two game-total goal)
1937 St. Bonaventure's Buchans Miners 4-1 (two game-total goal)
1938 St. Bonaventure's Grand Falls Papertowners 9-1 (two game-total goal)
1939 St. Bonaventure's Bell Island Islanders 2-0 (two game-total goal)
1940 St. Bonaventure's Buchans Miners 17-7 (two game-total goal)
1941 Bell Island Islanders St. John's Royals 2 games to 1
1942 No competition due to World War II - -
1943 No competition due to World War II - -
1944 Bell Island Islanders Corner Brook Royals 2 games to none
1945 St. Bonaventure's Bell Island Islanders 13-4 (two game-total goal)
1946 St. Bonaventure's Grand Falls All-Stars 35-3 (two game-total goal)
1947 St. Bonaventure's Grand Falls All-Stars 12-8 (two game-total goal)
1948 St. Bonaventure's Buchans Miners 6-3 (two game-total goal)
1949 St. Bonaventure's Corner Brook Royals 21-6 (two game-total goal)
1950 Buchans Miners St. Bonaventure's 17-5 (two game-total goal)
1951 Buchans Miners St. Bonaventure's 12-6 (two game-total goal)
1952 Buchans Miners St. Bonaventure's 12-3 (two game-total goal)
1953 Grand Falls All-Stars Buchans Miners 2 games to none
1954 Buchans Miners Grand Falls All-Stars 2 games to 1
1955 Grand Falls Andcos Buchans Miners 3 games to 1
1956 Grand Falls Andcos Buchans Miners 3 games to 1
1957 Grand Falls Andcos N/A Awarded by NAHA
1958 Grand Falls Andcos Corner Brook Royals 4 games to 1
1959 Grand Falls Andcos Conception Bay CeeBees 4 games to 1
1960 Conception Bay CeeBees Grand Falls Andcos 4 games to 2
1961 Conception Bay CeeBees Gander Flyers 4 games to none
1962 Corner Brook Royals Conception Bay CeeBees 4 games to 1
1963 Buchans Miners Corner Brook Royals 4 games to 2
1964 Corner Brook Royals Buchans Miners 4 games to 2
1965 Conception Bay CeeBees Corner Brook Royals 4 games to 1
1966 Corner Brook Royals Conception Bay CeeBees 4 games to 1
1967 Conception Bay CeeBees Gander Flyers 4 games to 1
1968 Corner Brook Royals Buchans Miners 4 games to 1
1969 Gander Flyers Buchans Miners 4 games to none
1970 St. John's Capitals Gander Flyers 4 games to 3
1971 Grand Falls Cataracts St. John's Capitals  4 games to 3
1972 Grand Falls Cataracts St. John's Capitals 4 games to none
1973 St. John's Capitals Grand Falls Cataracts  4 games to none
1974 St. John's Capitals Grand Falls Cataracts 4 games to 1
1975 St. John's Capitals Corner Brook Royals 4 games to none
1976 St. John's Capitals Grand Falls Catatracts 4 games to none
1977 Corner Brook Royals St. John's Blue Caps 4 games to 2
1978 St. John's Blue Caps Gander Flyers 4 games to 3
1979 St. John's Mike's Shamrocks Gander Flyers 4 games to 3
1980 Gander Flyers St. John's Blue Caps 4 games to 1
1981 Grand Falls Cataracts Corner Brook Royals 4 games to 2
1982 Grand Falls Cataracts Gander Flyers 4 games to 2
1983 Stephenville Jets Grand Falls Catatracts 4 games to 3
1984 Stephenville Jets Corner Brook Royals 4 games to 1
1985 Corner Brook Royals Stephenville Jets 4 games to 2
1986 Corner Brook Royals Stephenville Jets 4 games to 2
1987 St. John's Capitals Stephenville Jets 4 games to 2
1988 Corner Brook Royals St. John's Capitals 4 games to 1
1989 Port-aux-Basques Mariners St. John's Capitals 4 games to 2
1990 St. John's Capitals Corner Brook Royals 4 games to none
1991 No Competition - -
1992 Badger Bombers Flatrock Flyers 3 games to 1
1993 Flatrock Flyers Gander Flyers 3 games to
1994 La Scie Jets Southern Shore Breakers 3 games to 2
1995 Southern Shore Breakers Flatrock Flyers 4 games to none
1996 Southern Shore Breakers Flatrock Flyers 4 games to 3
1997 Flatrock Flyers Badger Bombers 3 games to none
1998 Flatrock Flyers Southern Shore Breakers 4 games to 3
1999 Southern Shore Breakers Badger Bombers 3 games to none
2000 Southern Shore Breakers Torbay West Side Charlies 4 games to none
2001 Corner Brook Royals Flatrock Flyers 3 games to 2
2002 Deer Lake Red Wings Flatrock Flyers 3 games to 2
2003 Flatrock Flyers Corner Brook Royals 3 games to none
2004 Southern Shore Breakers Corner Brook Royals 3 games to 1
2005 Deer Lake Red Wings Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4 games to 3
2006 Conception Bay North CeeBees Deer Lake Red Wings 4 games to 2
2007 Conception Bay North CeeBees Deer Lake Red Wings 4 games to 2
2008 Conception Bay North CeeBees Deer Lake Red Wings 4 games to 2
2009 Clarenville Caribous Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4 games to 1
2010 Clarenville Caribous Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4 games to 1
2011 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars 4 games to none
2012 Clarenville Caribous Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4 games to 1
2013 Conception Bay North CeeBees Clarenville Caribous 4 games to none
2014 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Clarenville Caribous 4 games to 2
2015 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Corner Brook Royals 4 games to none
2016 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts St. John's Capitals 3 games to none
2017 Harbour Grace CeeBee Stars Clarenville Caribous 3 games to 2
2018 Clarenville Caribous St. John's Capitals 4 games to none
2019 Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Southern Shore Breakers 4 games to 1
2020 Cancelled due to disagreements between teams and HNL - -

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