|J. Ross Robertson Cup (junior)|
|Given for||Winner of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs|
|Most recent||Hamilton Bulldogs|
The J. Ross Robertson Cup are three championship trophies for ice hockey champions in Ontario, Canada. The trophies were donated by and named for John Ross Robertson, the president of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) who served from 1899 to 1905. Robertson donated three trophies to the OHA; one for junior-level, one for intermediate and a third for senior-level.
The junior-level trophy is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the Ontario Hockey League. Originally it was awarded to the winner of the OHA's junior playoffs. In 1933–34 it was redesignated for annual presentation to the association's Junior A champion. The first Junior A winners were the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. When the top junior level in Ontario was again separated into two categories in 1972–73 (see:OHA Major Junior A series), the Robertson Cup remained with the higher tier as its championship trophy. This has remained constant through the series changing its name to the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League in 1974 and to the Ontario Hockey League in 1980.
The intermediate-level trophy was awarded to the OHA intermediate champion until 1934, when the OHA discontinued the intermediate-level. The intermediate-level was composed of senior-age teams that were considered one level lower in stature than the senior-level, and not eligible for Canadian championships.
|J. Ross Robertson Cup (senior)|
|Given for||Winner of the Ontario OHA Senior A Championship|
|Most recent||Stoney Creek Generals|
The senior-level trophy was donated in 1898, it is the oldest of the three. It was first won by Queen's University of Kingston, Ontario in 1899. Today, it is awarded to the champion of the Allan Cup Hockey league, (also known as "OHA Senior AAA").
Junior champions (1934–present)
For the 1933–34 season, OHA junior teams were divided into 'A' and 'B' levels. The J. Ross Robertson Cup was awarded to the playoff champions of OHA junior 'A' teams from this time forward.
- Number in parenthesis denotes total number of championships won.
† Note: The Kitchener Greenshirts won the 1935 championship by default, after the Oshawa Generals were disqualified for using an ineligible player. This was a different Kitchener Greenshirts team than the club that later became the Kitchener Canucks, and ultimately the Peterborough Petes.
- Ed Chynoweth Cup - WHL
- President's Cup - QMJHL
- Cosby Cup - Precursor of the J. Ross Robertson Cup
- List of Canadian Hockey League awards
- Podnieks, Andrew (2005). Silverware: Hockey Hall of Fame. Bolton, Ontario: Fenn Publishing. ISBN 1-55168-296-6.