Why do they call it the stanley cup?
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In 1892, Lord Stanley of Preston was appointed as the Governor General of Canada and was given a silver punch bowl as a gift. He loved the sport of hockey and wanted to start a championship for the sport. So, he donated the bowl as a trophy to be presented to the winning team of a hockey tournament. The original Stanley Cup was much smaller than the current one and was only about 7 inches tall. The name “Stanley Cup” was officially given to the trophy in 1926.
The Stanley Cup is the most coveted trophy in professional hockey and is a symbol of excellence for teams and players around the world. Named after Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, the Stanley Cup was first presented in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey Club, winners of the 1893 Stanley Cup Final.
Since then, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the playoff champion of the National Hockey League (NHL) every year. The Cup is unique in that it is the only professional sports trophy in North America that is passed from one winning team to the next. As a result, the Stanley Cup has one of the richest and most storied histories of any professional sports trophy.
The Stanley Cup is the most iconic trophy in professional sports, and its history is as rich as the trophy itself. The Cup was first commissioned in 1892 by then-Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston. It was to be used as a challenge cup for the best amateur hockey teams in Canada.