The V.I.P. Cup is a trophy awarded since 2006 to the minor premiers of each season in the Australian Ice Hockey League; that is, the team that finishes first overall in the standings at the end of the regular season. The trophy is much like the Presidents' Trophy awarded by the NHL, which is also given out to the team finishing with the most points at the end of the season.
The trophy is named for its sponsor, V.I.P. Home Services.
The current holders of the trophy are the Newcastle North Stars, who finished at the top of the standings in the 2009 AIHL season, but lost the grand final against the Adelaide Adrenaline. Since its inception in 2006, the V.I.P. Cup winner has never managed to claim the Goodall Cup in the corresponding playoff series.
V.I.P. Cup Winners
- 2006: Melbourne Ice
- 2007: Adelaide Avalanche
- 2008: Bears
- 2009: Newcastle North Stars
|Australian Ice Hockey League|
|Teams||Adelaide Adrenaline · Canberra Knights · Gold Coast Blue Tongues · Melbourne Ice · Mustangs IHC · Newcastle North Stars · Perth Thunder · Sydney Bears · Sydney Ice Dogs|
|Former teams||Adelaide Avalanche · Central Coast Rhinos|
|Other||Goodall Cup · V.I.P. Cup · Wilson Cup · List of AIHL seasons|
|Related articles: IIHF · Ice Hockey Australia · Australia national ice hockey team · East Coast Super League|
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