F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy

The F.G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded to the regular season champion of the American Hockey League's North Division. It is the oldest trophy awarded by the AHL, but it passed through two leagues previously. It is one of the oldest trophies in professional hockey. It is named after Teddy Oke, the owner of the Kitchener team in the Canadian Professional Hockey League (CPHL) and former player.

The 1928–29 CPHL champions, the Windsor Bulldogs, took the trophy with them when they defected to the International Hockey League (IHL) in 1929–30. The Oke Trophy remained the championship trophy of the IHL until 1936 when the league joined with the Can-Am to form the International American Hockey League (I-AHL), the precursor of the AHL.

The I-AHL operated as a "circuit of mutual convenience" for its first two years, with the IHL's four surviving teams comprising the I-AHL's West Division. They continued the trophy's tradition in the new league when it was awarded to the West Division champions, the Syracuse Stars. The Stars went on to become the I-AHL's first champions by winning the Calder Cup.

The Oke trophy remained the west division championship until the 1952–53 season, when it became the trophy for the AHL team with the best regular-season record, while the Calder Cup remained the playoff trophy. The 1960–61 Oke Trophy champions, the Springfield Indians, took the trophy with them, winning the East Division in 1961–62. The newly christened John D. Chick Trophy replaced the Oke Trophy as the West Division's trophy the same year. The AHL has realigned divisions several times since 1961–62, and until the 2011–12 season, the Oke Trophy had followed the previous winning team to the new division.


Total awards won
Wins Team
8 Cleveland Barons
Hershey Bears
5 Maine Mariners
Providence Reds
Springfield Indians
4 Springfield Falcons
3 Indianapolis Capitals
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Quebec Aces
Sherbrooke Canadiens
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2 Adirondack Red Wings
Binghamton Senators
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Buffalo Bisons (AHL)
Buffalo Bisons (IHL)
Detroit Olympics
Fredericton Express
Hartford Wolf Pack
New Brunswick Hawks
Pittsburgh Hornets
Providence Bruins
Syracuse Crunch
Toronto Marlies
Worcester IceCats
1 Albany River Rats
Boston Braves
Cleveland Indians
London Panthers
London Tecumsehs
Montreal Voyageurs
Philadelphia Phantoms
Rochester Americans
St. Louis Flyers
Syracuse Stars

North Division champions (2016–present)

Season Team Win
2018–19Syracuse Crunch2
2017–18Toronto Marlies2
2016–17Syracuse Crunch1
2015–16Toronto Marlies1

Northeast Division champions (2012–2015)

Season Team Win
2014–15Hartford Wolf Pack2
2013–14Springfield Falcons4
2012–13Springfield Falcons3
2011–12Bridgeport Sound Tigers2

East Division champions (2002–2011)

Season Team Win
2010–11Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins3
2009–10Hershey Bears8
2008–09Hershey Bears7
2007–08Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins2
2006–07Hershey Bears6
2005–06Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins1
2004–05Binghamton Senators2
2003–04Philadelphia Phantoms1
2002–03Binghamton Senators1
2001–02Bridgeport Sound Tigers1

New England Division champions (1997–2001)

Season Team Win
2000–01Worcester IceCats2
1999–00Hartford Wolf Pack1
1998–99Providence Bruins2
1997–98Springfield Falcons2
1996–97Worcester IceCats1

North Division champions (1978–1996)

Season Team Win
1995–96Springfield Falcons1
1994–95Albany River Rats1
1993–94Adirondack Red Wings2
1992–93Providence Bruins1
1991–92Springfield Indians5
1990–91Springfield Indians4
1989–90Sherbrooke Canadiens3
1988–89Sherbrooke Canadiens2
1987–88Maine Mariners5
1986–87Sherbrooke Canadiens1
1985–86Adirondack Red Wings1
1984–85Maine Mariners4
1983–84Fredericton Express2
1982–83Fredericton Express1
1981–82New Brunswick Hawks2
1980–81Maine Mariners3
1979–80New Brunswick Hawks1
1978–79Maine Mariners2
1977–78Maine Mariners1

American Hockey League regular season champions (1977)

Season Team Win
1976–77Nova Scotia Voyageurs3

North Division champions (1974–1976)

Season Team Win
1975–76Nova Scotia Voyageurs2
1974–75Providence Reds5
1973–74Rochester Americans1

East Division champions (1962–1973)

Season Team Win
1972–73Nova Scotia Voyageurs1
1971–72Boston Braves1
1970–71Providence Reds4
1969–70Montreal Voyageurs1
1968–69Hershey Bears5
1967–68Hershey Bears4
1966–67Hershey Bears3
1965–66Quebec Aces3
1964–65Quebec Aces2
1963–64Quebec Aces1
1962–63Providence Reds3
1961–62Springfield Indians3

American Hockey League regular season champions (1953–1961)

Season Team Win
1960–61Springfield Indians2
1959–60Springfield Indians1
1958–59Buffalo Bisons2
1957–58Hershey Bears2
1956–57Providence Reds2
1955–56Providence Reds1
1954–55Pittsburgh Hornets2
1953–54Buffalo Bisons2
1952–53Cleveland Barons8

West Division champions (1937–1952)

Season Team Win
1951–52Pittsburgh Hornets1
1950–51Cleveland Barons7
1949–50Cleveland Barons6
1948–49St. Louis Flyers1
1947–48Cleveland Barons5
1946–47Cleveland Barons4
1945–46Indianapolis Capitals3
1944–45Cleveland Barons3
1943–44Cleveland Barons2
1942–43Buffalo Bisons1
1941–42Indianapolis Capitals2
1940–41Cleveland Barons2
1939–40Indianapolis Capitals1
1938–39Hershey Bears1
1937–38Cleveland Barons1
1936–37Syracuse Stars1

International Hockey League champions (1930–1936)

Season Team Win
1935–36Detroit Olympics2
1934–35Detroit Olympics1
1933–34London Tecumsehs1
1932–33Buffalo Bisons2
1931–32Buffalo Bisons1
1930–31Windsor Bulldogs2
1929–30Cleveland Indians1

Canadian Professional League champions (1927–1929)

Season Team Win
1928–29Windsor Bulldogs1
1927–28Stratford Nationals1
1926–27London Panthers1
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