Isobel Cup

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]

Isobel Cup
SportIce hockey
Given forPlayoff champion of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL)
History
First award2016[1]
First winnerBoston Pride
Most winsBoston Pride
Buffalo Beauts
Metropolitan Riveters
Minnesota Whitecaps (1)
Most recentMinnesota Whitecaps

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]

Champions

YearChampionCoachScoreRunner-upCoachCity
2016Boston PrideBobby Jay2-games-to-noneBuffalo BeautsRic SeilingNewark, New Jersey
2017Buffalo BeautsRic Seiling3–2Boston PrideBobby JayLowell, Massachusetts
2018Metropolitan RivetersChad Wiseman1–0Buffalo BeautsRic SeilingNewark, New Jersey
2019Minnesota WhitecapsJack Brodt
Ronda Engelhardt
2–1 (OT)Buffalo BeautsCody McCormickSt. Paul, Minnesota

References

  1. "Isobel Cup". National Women's Hockey League. Retrieved September 14, 2018. 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 May 17, 2018.
  3. Fink, James (April 16, 2015). "Buffalo Beauts to play at HarborCenter". Buffalo Business First. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  4. Schram, Carol (October 10, 2017). "NWHL Partnership With NHL's New Jersey Devils Aims To Boost Profile Of Women's Hockey". Forbes. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
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