Frank Mathers Trophy

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The Frank Mathers Trophy is presented annually to the AHL team that finishes with the best regular season record in the East Division. Previously, it was awarded to winner of the Southern Division (1996), Mid-Atlantic Division (1997–2001), South Division (2002–2003), and Eastern Conference (2004–2011).

The award is named after former Hershey Bears player, coach, general manager, and team president Frank Mathers.


Total awards won
Wins Team
3 Norfolk Admirals
Hershey Bears
Philadelphia Phantoms
1 Syracuse Crunch
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Providence Bruins
Portland Pirates
Manchester Monarchs
Hartford Wolf Pack
Rochester Americans
Kentucky Thoroughblades
Philadelphia Phantoms
Binghamton Rangers
Binghamton Senators

East Division champions (2012–present)[edit]

Season Team Win
2013–14 Binghamton Senators 1
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch 1
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals 3

Eastern Conference regular season champions (2004–2011)[edit]

Season Team Win
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1
2009–10 Hershey Bears 3
2008–09 Hershey Bears 2
2007–08 Providence Bruins 1
2006–07 Hershey Bears 1
2005–06 Portland Pirates 1
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs 1
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack 1

South Division champions (2002–2003)[edit]

Season Team Win
2002–03 Norfolk Admirals 2
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals 1

Mid-Atlantic Division champions (1997–2001)[edit]

Season Team Win
2000–01 Rochester Americans 1
1999–00 Kentucky Thoroughblades 1
1998–99 Philadelphia Phantoms 3
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms 2
1996–97 Philadelphia Phantoms 1

Southern Division champions (1996)[edit]

Season Team Win
1995–96 Binghamton Rangers 1

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