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Ice Hockey Superleague
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1996
CEO Ian Taylor (1996–02)
Brian Storey (2002–03)
No. of teams 9 (peak figure)
Country(ies) Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ceased 2003
Last champion(s) Sheffield Steelers
TV partner(s) Sky Sports (1996–99)

The Ice Hockey Superleague (known as the Sekonda Ice Hockey Superleague from 1998–99 due to sponsorship rights) was the top-level professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom between 1996 and 2003, replacing the Premier Division of the British Hockey League. It was disbanded after the 2002-2003 season and replaced by the Elite Ice Hockey League. Although there was no promotion and relegation during this period, some teams transferred between the Superleague and the British National League, considered the second-tier of British ice hockey.

Sekonda Ice Hockey Superleague

During the years the league was sponsored by Sekonda (1998–2002), the man of the match awards were presented with a watch. Each month one of the man of the match winners would be selected as the Sekonda Face to Watch. At the end of each season the Sekonda Superleague Player of the Year would be selected from the Sekonda Face to Watch winners by a panel of journalists — except for the season 2001–02 when Sekonda's sponsorship finished part way through the season.

Face to Watch and Player of the Year winners

(names in bold won the Sekonda Superleague Player of the Year award)

Year October November December January February March
1998–99 Greg Hadden Kip Noble Frank Pietrangelo Paul Adey Grant Sjerven Shayne McCosh
1999–00 Ed Courtenay Mark Cavallin Tony Hand Steve Thornton Rob Stewart Jimmy Hibbert
2000–01 Trevor Robins Tony Hand Stevie Lyle Shayne McCosh David Longstaff Joe Cardarelli
2001–02 Mark Cadotte Colin Ward Scott Allison


League Champions

1996–97 Cardiff Devils
1997–98 Ayr Scottish Eagles
1998–99 Manchester Storm
1999–00 Bracknell Bees
2000–01 Sheffield Steelers
2001–02 Belfast Giants
2002–03 Sheffield Steelers

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