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Template:For The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. It is similar to the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup. The cup was first presented in 2002 when the York Typhoon defeated the Delaware Blue Diamond Blades in the playoff finals.

List of Founders Cup championsEdit

Season Winning Team Coach Runner-Up Team Coach Games Winning Goal
2002 York Typhoon (K) Kean Quinton Delaware Blue Diamond Blades (DV) Bob Kelly
2003 York Typhoon Kean Quinton Reading Nasty Boyz
2004 York Typhoon (MD) Kean Quinton Morristown Minutemen (DV)
2005 Philadelphia Growl (DV) Anthony Flynn York Typhoon (MD) Kean Quinton 2–1
2006 Philadelphia Growl (EC) Anthony Flynn Littleton Fire (WC) Jim Drapal 3–1 Sean Sullivan (11:14, first)
2007 Boston Roller Rats (EC) Ed Whitney Southside Snipers (WC) Rob Ferrara 4–3 Jay McGeown (8:15, first)
2008 Phoenix Dragons (WC) Dave Mamorstein Connecticut Blaze (EC) Bill DiNapoli 4–2 Danny Marmorstein (9:57, second)
2009 Colorado Springs Thunder (WC) Dave Needham Connecticut Blaze (EC) Bill DiNapoli 4–2 Matt Pedersen (2:55, second)
2010 Colorado Springs Thunder (WC) Dave Needham New Jersey Grizzlies (EC) Denis Jelcic 4–0 CJ Yoder (3:38, second)

Founders Cup Finals Appearances by FranchiseEdit

NumTeamWLPCTNotesYears won
2Philadelphia Growl 201.000†† 2005, 2006
2Colorado Springs Thunder 201.000 2009, 2010
1Boston Swamp Rats* 101.000†† 2007
1Phoenix Dragons 101.000†† 2008
4Pennsylvania Typhoon** 31.750 2002, 2003, 2004
1Delaware Blue Diamond Blades 01.000††
1Reading Nasty Boyz 01.000††
1New Jersey Stampede*** 01.000††
1Lakewood Fire**** 01.000
1Southside Snipers 01.000††
1New Jersey Grizzlies 01.000
2Connecticut Blaze 02.000††

* – Includes titles won by Boston Roller Rats, former name of the Boston Swamp Rats.

** – Includes titles won by York Typhoon, former name of the Pennsylvania Typhoon.

*** – Includes finals appearance by the Morristown Minutemen, their former name before becoming the New Jersey Minutemen, then becoming the New Jersey Stampede.

**** – Includes finals appearance by the Littleton Fire, their former name before becoming the Lakewood Fire.

†† – Franchise no longer exists.

Finals to match two first-time participantsEdit

  • 2002–York vs. Delaware
  • 2006–Philadelphia vs. Littleton
  • 2007–Boston vs. Southside
  • 2008–Connecticut vs. Phoenix

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