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Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
HNL
HNL logo.png
Sport Hockey
Area of jurisdiction Newfoundland and Labrador
Formation date 1935 (1935)
Official website
www.hockeynl.ca/
Flag of Canada
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) is the governing body of all amateur hockey ice hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is a branch of Hockey Canada.

History[]

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) was founded as the Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Association (NAHA) on December 20, 1935 in the St. John's Law offices of Robert S. Furlong on 315 Duckworth Street to govern hockey in all regions of Newfoundland. Furlong was the first President of NAHA and kept that position until 1952.

Don Johnson was elected president of the NAHA in 1966 and wanted to expand minor ice hockey as one of its permanent programs.[1] He expected that the NAHA could join the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) within five years if the terms of affiliation were acceptable, and to be admitted independent of and equal to the Maritime Amateur Hockey Association.[2] He sought for the CAHA to accommodate more NAHA requests than in previous offers of affiliation, which included the NAHA keeping regulations which allowed a paid player-coach and the occasional professional player on a roster. The NAHA also wanted its senior league to have shorter playoffs for the Allan Cup instead of an interlocking schedule with teams from the Maritimes.[2] In May 1966, Johnson reached an agreement with CAHA president Lionel Fleury who accepted the NAHA as a branch member for the 1966–67 season. Johnson stated that despite Newfoundland becoming Canada's tenth province in 1949, the NAHA took 17 years to affiliate with the CAHA "through lack of information, misinterpretation of correspondence and other factors".[3]

The following year, a Newfoundland championship team participated in the Allan Cup playoffs for the first time. NAHA was renamed the Newfoundland & Labrador Hockey Association (NLHA) in 1999 and later renamed Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador (HNL).

Trophies and awards[]

Junior hockey[]

The Veitch Memorial Trophy is awarded to the junior champion team.

Senior hockey[]

The Herder Memorial Trophy is awarded to the senior championship team. The Evening Telegram Trophy is awarded to the senior hockey team with the best record (best winning average) in the regular season.

The Gus Soper Memorial Award is presented to the most valuable player in NL senior hockey in the regular season. The President's Award is presented to the top goaltender in NL senior hockey in the regular season. The Howie Clouter Memorial Trophy is presented to the most gentlemanly and effective player in NL senior hockey in the regular season.

S. E. Tuma Memorial Trophy[]

S. E. Tuma Memorial Trophy
Sport Ice hockey
Given for Top scorer in the regular season in an active Newfoundland & Labrador senior hockey league
History
First award 1968
Most recent Matthew Thomey (of HGOE CeeBee Stars)

The S. E. Tuma Memorial Trophy is awarded to the top scorer in NL senior hockey in the regular season.[4][5]

In 1968 Corner Brook businessman Elias Tuma donated a trophy as a memorial to his late father Simon to be presented annually to the most prolific scorer in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League (NSHL).[6] The trophy was first presented at the end of the 1968-1969 season.

The NSHL ceased operations in 1989 and the trophy was not awarded in 1990, 1991 or 1992. From 1993 though 2011, the S.E. Tuma Memorial Trophy was awarded to the top scorer of the active provincial senior "A" leagues. The Newfoundland Senior Hockey League reformed for three seasons from 2011-2014. The trophy was not awarded in 2015 but since 2016 it has once again been awarded to the top scorer of the active provincial senior "A" leagues.

Note: AESHL = Avalon East Senior Hockey League, AWSHL = Avalon West Senior Hockey League, CBSHL = Central Beothuck Senior Hockey League

S.E. Tuma Memorial Trophy winners
Year Winner Team (league) Points
1969 Jacques Allard Gander Flyers (NSHL) 126 (50G 76A)
1970 Frank "Danky" Dorrington Corner Brook Royals (NSHL) 118
1971 Jack Faulkner Gander Flyers 74
1972 Wayne Maxner Gander Flyers 111
1973 Frank "Danky" Dorrington Corner Brook Royals 67
1974 Frank "Danky" Dorrington Corner Brook Royals 101
1975 Charlie Greene Grand Falls Cataracts 46
1976 Gene Faulkner Grand Falls Cataracts 39
1977 Dennis Goulding Grand Falls Cataracts 91
1978 Randy Pearcey St. John's Blue Caps 106
1979 Edward Philpott Gander Flyers 126
1980 Zane Forbes Gander Flyers 94
1981 Randy Pearcey St. John's Blue Caps 86
1982 Bruce Campbell Grand Falls Cataracts 75
1983 Bruce Campbell Stephenville Jets 73
1984 Juan Strickland Port aux Basques Mariners 92
1985 Juan Strickland Port aux Basques Mariners 88
1986 Robert Forbes Corner Brook Royals 117
1987 Andy Sullivan St. John's Capitals 130
1988 Craig Jenkins Corner Brook Royals 157
1989 Andy Sullivan St. John's Capitals 106
1993 Andy Sullivan Pouch Cove Hawks 63
1994 Andy Sullivan Southern Shore Breakers 49
1995 Andy Sullivan Southern Shore Breakers 100
1996 Dennis Strong Conception Bay CeeBees 59
1997 Derrick Dalley Twillingate Combines 45
1998 Scott Sullivan Southern Shore Breakers 117
1999 Ed Russell Conception Bay CeeBees 71 points
2012 Ryan Desrosiers Clarenville Caribous (NSHL) 39 (18G 21A)
2013 Andrew Sweetland Clarenville Caribous (NSHL) 42 (18G 24A)
2014 Ron Hennigar Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts (NSHL) 48 (11G 37A)
2015 Not awarded
2016 Chris Sparkes Northeast Eagles (AESHL) 48 (22G 26A)
2017 Matthew Thomey HGOE CeeBee Stars (AESHL) 34 (14G 20A)

Leagues and associations[]

Senior hockey

Junior leagues

Defunct leagues

See also[]

References[]

  1. Donald Johnson.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "NAHA has a condition", January 3, 1966, p. 8. Free to read
  3. "CAHA Accepts Newfoundland", May 24, 1966, p. 8. Free to read
  4. Abbott, Bill (2000). Herder Memorial Trophy: A History of Senior Hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater Books. 
  5. Elliott, Jerry "Stats" (2010). Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey: A Trip Down Memory Lane. Jerry Elliott. 
  6. [1]
  7. http://vocm.com/news/west-coast-preparing-for-return-of-senior-hockey-league

Bibliography[]

  • HNL (2012). Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Constitution. 
  • 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 links[]

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