The Metropolitan Amateur Hockey League was a hockey league that existed around New York City from 1933-1952. Previously, the Manhattan Amateur Hockey League had operated from 1928-1933.
The Lester Patrick Trophy was usually given to the winner of the MAHL playoffs. At first the playoffs were a two round championship, the first round was a one game playoff, with the second round sometimes a two game total goals series, other times best-of-three.
From 1938 through World War II, the trophy was sometimes presented to the regular season winner in the absence of playoffs. After the war a four team round robin series, with a final, was played. The trophy was given to the league by Lester Patrick, the New York Rangers head coach.
|Season||Lester Patrick Trophy winner||Runner-up|
|1933-34||Jamaica Red Wings||Sands Point Tigers|
|1934-35||Jamaica Hawks||Bayside-Summit Bears|
|1935-36||Stock Exchange Brokers|
& Van Cortlandt Broncos
|1936-37||Manhattan Arrows||New York Curb Exchange|
|1939-40||Sands Point Tigers||Jamaica Hawks|
|1940-41||Exchange Club Brokers||?|
|1941-42||Boston Olympic Juniors||Sands Point Tigers|
|1942-43||Brooklyn Arma Torpedoes||Jamaica Hawks|
|1943-44||Sands Point Tigers||Brooklyn Arma Torpedoes|
|1944-45||Jamaica Hawks||Brooklyn Torpedoes|
|1945-46||Brooklyn Torpedoes||Manhattan Arrows|
|1946-47||Manhattan Arrows||Jamaica Hawks|
& Manhattan Arrows
|1948-49||Jamaica Hawks||Manhattan Arrows|
|1949-50||Manhattan Arrows||Sands Point Tigers|
|1950-51||Sands Point Tigers (RS)||Manhattan Arrows (RS)|
|1951-52||Jamaica Hawks||Sands Point Tigers|