Ray Miron President's Cup

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Ray Miron President's Cup
Established 2002
Current holder(s) Allen Americans
Awarded to the Team that wins the playoffs of the Central Hockey League

The Ray Miron President's Cup goes to the play-off champion of the Central Hockey League.

The Ray Miron President's Cup has been awarded to teams since 2002. The William “Bill” Levins Memorial Cup was the name of the trophy awarded to the champion of the Central Hockey League from 1992 until 2000 when the honour was renamed the Ray Miron Cup (Bill Levins and Ray Miron being the co-founders of the CHL). From 1997-2001, the WPHL's playoff champion was awarded the "President's Cup", so when the CHL and the Western Professional Hockey League merged following their 2000-01 seasons, the CHL combined the traditions of the two leagues by renaming the trophy the "Ray Miron President's Cup".

The "Playoff Most Valuable Player" award is also given out as part of the Ray Miron President's Cup Championship ceremonies. Ron Handy is the only player to win the award on multiple occasions.

14 different franchises have won the CHL Championship, with five (Wichita, Oklahoma City, Memphis/Mississippi, Laredo, Colorado and Allen) winning multiple times. The five franchises hold the record for most championships won with two. Current possession of the trophy belongs to the Allen Americans, who won it in 2014 with a 4-1 victory over the Denver Cutthroats becoming only the third CHL team to win back-to-back championships.

List of Central Hockey League Champions[edit]

Season Winning team Score Losing team MVP
1992-93 Tulsa Oilers (1) 4–1 Oklahoma City Blazers Tony Fiore
1993-94 Wichita Thunder (1) 4–0 Tulsa Oilers Ron Handy
1994-95 Wichita Thunder (2) 4–2 San Antonio Iguanas Ron Handy
1995-96 Oklahoma City Blazers (1) 4–3 San Antonio Iguanas Jean-Ian Filiatrault
1996-97 Fort Worth Fire (1) 4–3 Memphis RiverKings Steve Plouffe
1997-98 Columbus Cottonmouths (1) 4–0 Wichita Thunder Mike Martens
1998-99 Huntsville Channel Cats (1) 4–2 Oklahoma City Blazers Derek Puppa
1999-00 Indianapolis Ice (1) 4–3 Columbus Cottonmouths Jamie Morris
2000-01 Oklahoma City Blazers (2) 4–1 Columbus Cottonmouths Rod Branch
2001-02 Memphis RiverKings (1) 4–1 Austin Ice Bats Don Parsons
2002-03 Memphis RiverKings (2) 4–1 Austin Ice Bats Kahlil Thomas
2003-04 Laredo Bucks (1) 4–3 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs David Guerrera
2004-05 Colorado Eagles (1) 4–1 Laredo Bucks Chris Hartsburg
2005-06 Laredo Bucks (2) 4–1 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Jeff Bes
2006-07 Colorado Eagles (2) 4–2 Laredo Bucks Greg Pankewicz
2007-08 Arizona Sundogs (1) 4–0 Colorado Eagles Rob McVicar
2008–09 Texas Brahmas (1) 4-1 Colorado Eagles Jason Deitsch
2009–10 Rapid City Rush (1) 4-3 Allen Americans Les Reaney
2010-11 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (1) 4-3 Colorado Eagles Jeff Kyrzakos
2011-12 Fort Wayne Komets (1) 4-1 Wichita Thunder Mike Vaskivuo
2012-13 Allen Americans (1) 4-3 Wichita Thunder Brian McMillin
2013-14 Allen Americans (2) 4-1 Denver Cutthroats Jamie Schaafsma

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