Isobel Cup

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Isobel Cup
2017 Isobel Cup captains.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Given for Playoff champion of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL)
First award 2016[1]
Most recent Metropolitan Riveters

The Isobel Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) playoff winner.[2] It is named after Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy, one of the first known women to play the game and daughter of Lord Stanley (the namesake of the Stanley Cup).[3]

The first Cup was awarded in 2016,[1] at the end of the inaugural season of the NWHL, the first professional women's hockey league in the United States.[4]


Year Winning Team Coach Losing Team Coach Series City
2016 Boston Pride Bobby Jay Buffalo Beauts Ric Seiling 2–0 (series) Newark, NJ
2017 Buffalo Beauts Ric Seiling Boston Pride Bobby Jay 3–2 (single game) Lowell, MA
2018 Metropolitan Riveters Chad Wiseman Buffalo Beauts Ric Seiling 1–0 (single game) Newark, NJ


  1. ^ a b "Isobel Cup". National Women's Hockey League. Retrieved 2018-09-14. In 2016, Boston won the league’s first Isobel Cup. 
  2. ^ "NWHL's top two teams ready to face off for the Isobel Cup". espnW. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 
  3. ^ Fink, James (April 16, 2015). "Buffalo Beauts to play at HarborCenter". Buffalo Business First. Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ Schram, Carol (October 10, 2017). "NWHL Partnership With NHL's New Jersey Devils Aims To Boost Profile Of Women's Hockey". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-05-17. 

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