Trophies

  • Mayor's Cup
  • Capital Skates
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    Mayor's Cup

    Rensselaer vs. Union

    First Year: 2013

    Trophy: An actual cup that is presented by the Mayor of Albany after the game. The Mayor's Cup is a rebirth of the original Capital Skates concept, but with the emergence of Union as a national hockey power it has garnered larger crowds.

    Site: Times Union Center, Albany

    RPI Record: 2-4-2 (.375)

    SEASON DATE RESULT LOCATION
    2012-13 Jan. 26 Union 3-2 Albany
    2013-14 Jan. 25 RPI 2-1 Albany
    2014-15 Jan. 24 Union 8-3 Albany
    2015-16 Jan. 23 RPI 5-2 Albany
    2016-17 Jan. 19 Union 3-2 (ot) Albany
    2017-18 Jan. 27 Union 4-3 Albany
    2018-19 Jan. 29 Union 0-0 (ot) won shootout 3-2 in 6 rounds Albany
    2019-20 Jan. 25 RPI 1-1 (ot) won shootout 2-0 in 4 rounds Albany

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    Capital Skates

    Rensselaer vs. Union

    Trophy: A trophy was added for the second Capital Skate Classic to add significance to the game. The Capital Skates Trophy features two skates, originally ordered for former Rensselaer forward Mauro DiPaulo, on top of an octagon-shaped base. One of the laces for the skates is cherry (for Rensselaer) and the other garnet (for Union). In front of the skates are three pucks, one with a Union logo, one a Rensselaer logo and the third displaying the name of the trophy.

    Single Game Format (Capital Skate Classic)

    First Year: 1996

    Last Year: 2000

    Sites: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany (1996); Pepsi Arena, Albany (1997); Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls (1998 & 1999); Achilles Rink, Schenectady (2000). NOTE: Knickerbocker Arena and Pepsi Arena are the same arena.

    RPI Record: 3-2 (.600)

    SEASON DATE RESULT LOCATION
    1996-97 Nov. 16 Union 2-0 Albany
    1997-98 Nov. 11 RPI 3-2 Albany
    1998-99 Nov. 6 RPI 3-2 (ot) Glens Falls
    1999-00 Oct. 23 RPI 6-3 Glens Falls
    2000-01 Nov. 4 Union 4-2 Schenectady

    Season Series Format

    First Season: 2007-08

    Sites: Messa Rink at Achilles Center, Schenectady; Houston Field House, Troy.

    SEASON WINNER RESULTS
    2007-08 Union Union 2-1 in Schenectady (1/18), Union 4-1 in Troy (1/19).
    2008-09 Union Union 3-0 in Troy (2/6), Union 2-1(ot) in Schenectady (2/7).
    2009-10 Union Union 5-4 in Troy (12/9), Union 3-1 in Schenectady (1/16).
    2010-11 Tie, Union retained trophy Union 2-1 in Schenectady (11/12), RPI 4-3 (ot) in Troy (11/13).
    2011-12 Union Union 5-1 in Troy (11/15), Union 5-1 in Schenectady (1/14).
    2012-13 Union Union 4-2 in Troy (11/2), Union 7-3 in Schenectady (11/3).
    2013-14 Union Union 4-3 in Schenectady (11/15), Union 4-1 in Troy (11/16).
    2014-15 RPI RPI 6-1 in Troy (10/31), RPI 2-1 (ot) in Schenectady (11/1).
    2015-16 RPI RPI 5-1 in Schenectady (10/30), RPI 3-2 in Troy (10/31).
    2016-17 Union Union 4-1 in Troy (10/28), Union 3-2 (ot) in Schenectady (10/29).
    2017-18 Union Union 4-3 in Schenectady (10/27), Union 4-2 in Troy (10/28).
    2018-19 RPI RPI 5-3 in Troy (10/26), RPI 4-2 in Schenectady (10/27).
    2019-20 Tie, RPI retained Trophy RPI 3-2 in Schenectady (10/25), Union 2-1 in Troy (10/26).