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Paul Loicq (b. in 1890 in Brussels, Belgium - d. in 1953) is a former Belgian ice hockey player, referee then administrator. He was inducted in the International Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 as a builder.

Veteran of World War I, Loicq wore the Belgian National Team's colours between 1919 and 1924, Belgium's golden days of hockey. He took part in the 1923 World Championship and in the 1924 Olympics.

Loicq retired from active playing in 1924 to focus on the promotion and development of ice hockey on the international level. In 1927, Paul Loicq is elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, a role he would hold for 20 years; meanwhile, he refereed in some 65 World Championship or Olympic matches.

Loicq joined the Belgian Resistence during the World War II and when peace was restored, he participated in the Nuremberg trial. He deceased in 1953; he was inducted in 1961 in the International Hockey Hall of Fame.

Today, the IIHF grants the Paul Loicq Trophy yearly to one individual as a reward for his or her implication in the hockey world.

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