I played in the Swansea Hockey Association when I was young. I played until I was 13 and I never won the championship once. In fact, my strongest memory is going winless one season while playing for the CN Towers.
I returned to playing ice hockey several years ago, be we just rented ice for an hour, formed two teams and had fun. There was no championship to win.
This winter, my buddy Muzzin invited me to play for his Cherry Hawks in the ASHL. It was a blast and resulted in a championship won last night. Even better than a trophy, we got $200 to spend at the Thirsty Penguin. Beer and wings never tasted so good!