Le Mat Trophy

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Västra Frölunda IF's Lars Erik Lundvall receiving the Le Mat trophy after the 1965 playoffs.

The Le Mat Trophy (Swedish: Le Mat-pokalen) is the trophy awarded to Swedish champions in ice hockey, which since 1975 has been the winners of the SHL playoffs.

The Le Mat is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in Sweden. The trophy was donated by the founding father of ice hockey in Sweden, Raoul Le Mat, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. in 1926. Since then, the silver cup has been modified and features now a lid with two crossed ice hockey sticks and an oak base. The cup is 20.5 inches (52 cm) high and weighs 118 ounces (3.34 kg).[1]

The cup used today is a copy of the original trophy due to the theft of the original in the beginning of the 1950s. The current cup is an exact copy of the original and was made by Juvelerare Markström in Uppsala, Sweden, right after the theft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nu börjar jakten på Le Mat" (in Swedish). Hockeyligan.se. Archived from the original on 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2007-03-12.