Whilst in some respects the Knock-out competition appeared to be an innovation, it in fact represented a return to the Club’s heritage in internal rink competitions. In the days before ice rinks, the only rink competitions within the Club were in the form of knock-out contests, of which they could be a number each season if there was enough ice at the pond. These competitions were usually played within a single day with up to eight teams participating, whereas in modern times the various rounds are played over several weeks.
Members have welcomed the opportunity to play ‘cup-tie’ matches in rinks other than their current league teams, and the competition is being well supported. The winning team is awarded the Knock-out Challenge Trophy gifted by Ken and Linda Hunter.