An early Erewhon Cup match.

The Erewhon Cup is the oldest ice hockey competition in New Zealand. It was first staged in Opawa, South Canterbury, in 1937. The trophy was donated by Wyndham Barker to the Mt. Harper Ice Skating Club, who then gave it to the New Zealand Ice Skating Association to serve as a challenge cup.

Nowadays it is held in Tekapo, or Naseby as a back-up if there is no ice in Tekapo. It is open to teams from the Southern Ice Hockey League (SIHL). The cup was given to the league in 1992.[1]

Team rosters are limited to 10 skaters and one goaltender. Checking is only allowed in the neutral zone in preliminary rounds, with full-ice contact allowed in the semifinals and final.[2]

Champions[edit | edit source]

The Erewhon Cup.

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  • 1937: Mount Harper (Timaru)
  • 1938: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1939–45: not held
  • 1946: Opawa (Albury)
  • 1947: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1948: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1949: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1950: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1951: Opawa (Albury)
  • 1952: Canterbury Rangers
  • 1953: Canterbury Rangers
  • 1954: Canterbury Rangers
  • 1955: International (Christchurch)
  • 1956: International (Christchurch)
  • 1957: International (Christchurch)
  • 1958: International (Christchurch)
  • 1959: International (Christchurch)
  • 1960: Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
  • 1961: International (Christchurch)
  • 1962: International (Christchurch)
  • 1963: International (Christchurch)
  • 1964: Aces (Christchurch)
  • 1965: Tekapo
  • 1966: Centaurus
  • 1967: Queenstown
  • 1968: Albury
  • 1969: Oturehua
  • 1970: Albury-Centaurus
  • 1971: Albury
  • 1972-1982: no competition
  • 1983: Canterbury IHA
  • 1984: Canterbury IHA
  • 1985: Canterbury IHA
  • 1986: Gore
  • 1987-2005: unknown
  • 2006: Queenstown Rangers[4]
  • 2007: Queenstown A[5]
  • 2008-2013: unknown
  • 2014: Dunedin Penguins[6]
  • 2015: Dunedin Penguins
  • 2016: Wakatipu Gold Rush

References[edit | edit source]

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