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The Professional Inline Hockey Association presents numerous annual awards and trophies to recognize its teams and players. The oldest, and most recognizable, is the Founders Cup. First awarded in 2002, the Founders Cup is awarded to the PIHA's playoff champion.

HistoryEdit

The PIHA's championship trophy is the Founders Cup, which was created in 2002, and is awarded annually to the playoff champion. The Best Overall Record Trophy is awarded to the PIHA's regular season champion. The Organization of the Year Trophy is awarded to the team that best represents the PIHA.

The Eastern Conference Championship Trophy and Western Conference Championship Trophy are awarded to the Eastern and Western conference champions respectively.

Presently, the PIHA has two active annual individual awards, the Joe Cook Award, awarded to the league's leading scorer, and the Walt Frazier Award, awarded to the PIHA's playoff most valuable player.

Team trophiesEdit

Image Award  Created Description Current holder
Founders Cup 2002 Awarded to the PIHA playoff champion Colorado Springs Thunder
Best Overall Record Trophy 2002 Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record (based on points) Suffolk Sting
75px Organization of the Year Trophy 2002 Awarded to the club that best represents the league Colorado Springs Thunder
75px Eastern Conference Championship Trophy 2006 Awarded to the Eastern Conference playoff champion New Jersey Grizzlies
75px Western Conference Championship Trophy 2006 Awarded to the Western Conference playoff champion Colorado Springs Thunder

Individual awardsEdit

Image Award  Created Description Current holder
Scott Rupp Award 2002 Awarded to the league's most valuable player Retired in 2008
Joe Cook Award 2002 Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season Brian Yingling
Colorado Springs Thunder
Walt Frazier Award 2002 Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs Dan Lamb
Colorado Springs Thunder
Most Valuable Defenseman Award 2002 Awarded to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position Retired in 2003
All-Star MVP Award 2003 Awarded to the most valuable player in the All-Star Classic Retired in 2007
Energy Player of the Year Award 2003 Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game Retired in 2003
Most Valuable Goaltender Award 2003 Awarded to the league's top goaltender Retired in 2003
Sportsman of the Year Award 2003 Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability Retired in 2003
Sin Bin Hockey Grinder Award 2008 Awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of passion, hard work and intensity Retired in 2008

See alsoEdit

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