Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador

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Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
HNL logo.svg
Sport Hockey
Jurisdiction Newfoundland and Labrador
Abbreviation HNL
Founded 1935 (1935)
Official website
www.hockeynl.ca
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) is the governing body of all amateur hockey ice hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is a branch of Hockey Canada.


History[edit]

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) was founded as the Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Association (NAHA) on December 20, 1935 in the St. John's Law offices of Robert S. Furlong on 315 Duckworth Street to govern hockey in all regions of Newfoundland. Furlong was the first President of NAHA and kept that position until 1952.

NAHA became a member of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) in 1966. The following year, a Newfoundland championship team participated in the Allan Cup playoffs for the first time. NAHA was renamed the Newfoundland & Labrador Hockey Association (NLHA) in 1999 and later renamed Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador (HNL).

Hockey NL trophies and awards[edit]

Senior Hockey[edit]

The Herder Memorial Trophy is awarded to the senior championship team. The Evening Telegram Trophy is awarded to the senior hockey team with the best record (best winning average) in the regular season. The S. E. Tuma Memorial Trophy is awarded to the top scorer in NL senior hockey in the regular season. The Gus Soper Memorial Award is presented to the most valuable player in NL senior hockey in the regular season. The President's Award is presented to the top goaltender in NL senior hockey in the regular season. The Howie Clouter Memorial Trophy is presented to the most gentlemanly and effective player in NL senior hockey in the regular season.

Junior Hockey[edit]

The Veitch Memorial Trophy is awarded to the junior champion team.

Active leagues and associations governed by Hockey NL[edit]

Senior leagues[edit]

Junior leagues[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

  • Don Johnson Hockey League
  • Central Newfoundland Midget Inter-City Hockey League
  • Newfoundland & Labrador AAA Hockey League

Minor hockey associations[edit]

Currently there are 46 minor hockey associations in Newfoundland & Labrador.

  • Avalon Minor Hockey Association
  • Baie Verte Minor Hockey Association
  • Bay Arena Minor Hockey Association
  • Bay d'Espoir Minor Hockey Association
  • Bell Island Minor Hockey Association
  • Beothic Minor Hockey Association
  • Bishop's Falls Minor Hockey Association
  • Bonavista Minor Hockey Association
  • Botwood Area Minor Hockey Association
  • Cee Bees Minor Hockey Association
  • Churchill Falls Minor Hockey Association
  • Clarenville Minor Hockey Association
  • Conception Bay Regional Minor Hockey Association
  • Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association
  • Deer Lake Minor Hockey Association
  • Fogo Island/Change Island Minor Hockey Association
  • Gander Minor Hockey Association
  • Glovertown Minor Hockey Association
  • Goulds Minor Hockey Association
  • Grand Falls-Windsor Minor Hockey Association
  • Green Bay South Minor Hockey Association
  • Gros Morne Minor Hockey Association
  • Harbour Breton Minor Hockey Association
  • La Scie Minor Hockey Association
  • Labrador West Minor Hockey Association
  • Lake Melville Xtreme Minor Hockey Association
  • Lewisporte Area Minor Hockey Association
  • Marystown Minor Hockey Association
  • Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association
  • Northeast Minor Hockey Association
  • Paradise Minor Hockey Association
  • Placentia Intertown Minor Hockey Association
  • Channel-Port aux Basques Minor Hockey Association
  • SheshatShiu Minor Hockey Association
  • Southern Shore Minor Hockey Association
  • Springdale Minor Hockey Association
  • Saint-Pierre Minor Hockey Association
  • St. Anthony and Area Minor Hockey Association
  • St. John's Minor Hockey Association
  • Stephenville Minor Hockey Association
  • Straits Minor Hockey Association
  • Torngat Mountains Minor Hockey Association
  • Trinity Placentia Minor Hockey Association
  • Twillingate/New World Island Minor Hockey Association
  • Twin Town Minor Hockey Association
  • United Towns Minor Hockey Association

Defunct leagues[edit]

Organizational structure[edit]

Standing committees[edit]

The standing committees of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador are:

1. Executive Committee

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Chair for Senior Hockey
  • Chair for Junior Hockey
  • Chair for Minor Hockey
  • Chair for Female Hockey
  • Chair for Hockey Development
  • Referee-in-Chief
  • Immediate Past President

2. Senior Council

3. Junior Council

4. Minor Council

5. Female Committee

6. Hockey Development Committee

7. Finance Committee

8. Appeals Committee

9. Registration Committee

10. Rules Committee

11. Hall of Fame Committees

12. Championship & Trophy Committee

13. Constitution Committee

14. Awards Committee

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • HNL (2012). Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Constitution. 
  • Abbott, Bill (2000). Herder Memorial Trophy: A History of Senior Hockey in Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater Books. 
  • Elliott, Jerry "Stats" (2010). Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey: A Trip Down Memory Lane. Jerry Elliott. 

External links[edit]

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