July 23, 2018 12:34 pm

The Elite Ice Hockey League is delighted to unveil its new championship trophy.

Specially crafted by Thomas Lyte, whose previous work includes the FA Cup, the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy and the Ryder Cup, the new trophy will be presented to the winners of the 2018/19 Elite League championship – replacing the Monteith Bowl, which has been awarded to the league winners since the EIHL’s inception in 2003.

“Thomas Lyte, renowned as one of the world’s best trophy makers, were honoured to be commissioned by EIHL to produce this new trophy for the Elite League championship.” Ed Dawes, Business Development Manager at Thomas Lyte, said.

“Due to the tough and dynamic nature of the sport, we were keen to create something with clean, strong lines and a modern look. We look forward to it being uplifted for the first time at the end of this season.”

The new trophy stands at an impressive 60cm in height, to reflect the stature of the players, and is constructed in silver plate and further enhanced by a gold plated interior to celebrate the winning team.

The main body of the trophy was spun by hand and the handles were handcrafted using traditional silversmithing methods.

The angle of the handles accentuates the Elite League logo and were constructed using a unique V shape that adds to the strong look of the trophy and is a reference to the blades of the players skates.

EIHL Chairman, Tony Smith, and Nottingham and Glasgow owner Neil Black pose with the new Elite League trophy.


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