F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy

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The F.G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded to the regular season champion of the American Hockey League's Northeast Division. It is the oldest trophy awarded by the AHL, but it passed through two leagues previously. It is one of the oldest trophies in professional hockey. It is named after Teddy Oke, the owner of the Kitchener team in the Canadian Professional Hockey League (CPHL) and former player.

The 1928–29 CPHL champions, the Windsor Bulldogs, took the trophy with them when they defected to the International Hockey League (IHL) in 1929–30. The Oke Trophy remained the championship trophy of the IHL until 1936 when the league joined with the Canadian-American Hockey League into the International American Hockey League (I-AHL), the precursor of the AHL.

The four teams in the west division of the new I-AHL were all from the old IHL league. They continued the trophy's tradition in the new league when it was awarded to the west division champions, the Syracuse Stars.

The Oke trophy remained the west division championship until the 1952–53 season, when it became the trophy for the regular season champions of the American Hockey League, while the Calder Cup remained the AHL championship trophy. The 1960–61 Oke Trophy champions, the Springfield Indians, took the trophy with them, winning the east division in 1961–62. The newly christened John D. Chick Trophy replaced the Oke Trophy as the west division's trophy the same year. The AHL realigned divisions several times since 1961–62, and until the 2011-12 season, the Oke Trophy had followed the previous winning team to the new division.

Winners[edit]

Total awards won
Wins Team
8 Hershey Bears
Cleveland Barons
5 Springfield Indians
Maine Mariners
Providence Reds
4 Springfield Falcons
3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sherbrooke Canadiens
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Quebec Aces
Indianapolis Capitals
2 Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Binghamton Senators
Worcester IceCats
Providence Bruins
Adirondack Red Wings
Fredericton Express
New Brunswick Hawks
Buffalo Bisons (AHL)
Pittsburgh Hornets
Detroit Olympics
Buffalo Bisons (IHL)
1 Philadelphia Phantoms
Hartford Wolf Pack
Albany River Rats
Rochester Americans
Boston Braves
Montreal Voyageurs
St. Louis Flyers
Syracuse Stars
London Tecumsehs
Cleveland Indians
London Panthers

Northeast Division champions (2012-present)[edit]

Season Team Win
2013–14 Springfield Falcons 4
2012–13 Springfield Falcons 3
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

East Division champions (2002-2011)[edit]

Season Team Win
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3
2009–10 Hershey Bears 8
2008–09 Hershey Bears 7
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2
2006–07 Hershey Bears 6
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1
2004–05 Binghamton Senators 2
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms 1
2002–03 Binghamton Senators 1
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1

New England Division champions (1997-2001)[edit]

Season Team Win
2000–01 Worcester IceCats 2
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack 1
1998–99 Providence Bruins 2
1997–98 Springfield Falcons 2
1996–97 Worcester IceCats 1

North Division champions (1978-1996)[edit]

Season Team Win
1995–96 Springfield Falcons 1
1994–95 Albany River Rats 1
1993–94 Adirondack Red Wings 2
1992–93 Providence Bruins 1
1991–92 Springfield Indians 5
1990–91 Springfield Indians 4
1989–90 Sherbrooke Canadiens 3
1988–89 Sherbrooke Canadiens 2
1987–88 Maine Mariners 5
1986–87 Sherbrooke Canadiens 1
1985–86 Adirondack Red Wings 1
1984–85 Maine Mariners 4
1983–84 Fredericton Express 2
1982–83 Fredericton Express 1
1981–82 New Brunswick Hawks 2
1980–81 Maine Mariners 3
1979–80 New Brunswick Hawks 1
1978–79 Maine Mariners 2
1977–78 Maine Mariners 1

American Hockey League regular season champions (1977)[edit]

Season Team Win
1976–77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 3

North Division champions (1974-1976)[edit]

Season Team Win
1975–76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 2
1974–75 Providence Reds 5
1973–74 Rochester Americans 1

East Division champions (1962-1973)[edit]

Season Team Win
1972–73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1
1971–72 Boston Braves 1
1970–71 Providence Reds 4
1969–70 Montreal Voyageurs 1
1968–69 Hershey Bears 5
1967–68 Hershey Bears 4
1966–67 Hershey Bears 3
1965–66 Quebec Aces 3
1964–65 Quebec Aces 2
1963–64 Quebec Aces 1
1962–63 Providence Reds 3
1961–62 Springfield Indians 3

American Hockey League regular season champions (1953-1961)[edit]

Season Team Win
1960–61 Springfield Indians 2
1959–60 Springfield Indians 1
1958–59 Buffalo Bisons 2
1957–58 Hershey Bears 2
1956–57 Providence Reds 2
1955–56 Providence Reds 1
1954–55 Pittsburgh Hornets 2
1953–54 Buffalo Bisons 2
1952–53 Cleveland Barons 8

West Division champions (1937-1952)[edit]

Season Team Win
1951–52 Pittsburgh Hornets 1
1950–51 Cleveland Barons 7
1949–50 Cleveland Barons 6
1948–49 St. Louis Flyers 1
1947–48 Cleveland Barons 5
1946–47 Cleveland Barons 4
1945–46 Indianapolis Capitals 3
1944–45 Cleveland Barons 3
1943–44 Cleveland Barons 2
1942–43 Buffalo Bisons 1
1941–42 Indianapolis Capitals 2
1940–41 Cleveland Barons 2
1939–40 Indianapolis Capitals 1
1938–39 Hershey Bears 1
1937–38 Cleveland Barons 1
1936–37 Syracuse Stars 1

International Hockey League champions (1930-1936)[edit]

Season Team Win
1935–36 Detroit Olympics 2
1934–35 Detroit Olympics 1
1933–34 London Tecumsehs 1
1932–33 Buffalo Bisons 2
1931–32 Buffalo Bisons 1
1930–31 Windsor Bulldogs 2
1929–30 Cleveland Indians 1

Canadian Professional League champions (1927-1929)[edit]

Season Team Win
1928–29 Windsor Bulldogs 1
1927–28 Stratford Nationals 1
1926–27 London Panthers 1

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