The Isobel Cup
The Isobel Cup is the championship trophy of the Premier Hockey Federation. It takes its name from Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley’s daughter, Isobel, who shared his love of the game and is known to be one of the first female hockey players in Canada. Isobel, along with her brothers, encouraged her father to purchase a silver cup to award to the best amateur hockey team in Canada. The Stanley Cup, as it was later named, became the championship trophy of the National Hockey League.
The front of the Isobel Cup reads: "The Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy Cup 1875-1963. This Cup shall be awarded annually to the greatest professional women's hockey team in North America. All who pursue this Cup, pursue a dream; a dream born with Isobel, that shall never die. EST. 2016.”
Isobel Cup Champions
- 2015-16: Boston Pride
- 2016-17: Buffalo Beauts
- 2017-18: Metropolitan Riveters
- 2018-19: Minnesota Whitecaps
- 2019-2020: Not awarded due to COVID-19.
- 2020-2021: Boston Pride