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Lord Frederick Stanley (1841-1908) was a British official and MP, during the period 1888-1893 General Governor of Canada. He never got to see a Stanley Cup final.
It is named after Frederick Arthur, first Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada from 1888-1893, who donated the Cup as "a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the dominion of Canada."
Frederick Arthur Lord Stanley of Preston, 6th Governor General of Canada, most famous for presenting the Stanley Cup. In 1893 he also became the 16th earl of Derby.
"Lord Stanley" is sometimes used as a nickname for the Stanley Cup. However, Lord Stanley was Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston. He was appointed governor general of Canada in 1888 and served in that capacity until 1893. While in Canada his son became a hockey player and Lord Stanley grew fond of the game. He is best remembered for donating the Stanley Cup as a trophy for Canada's hockey champions and now is synonomous with the NHL champions. I suggest you Google the Stanley Cup and Lord Stanley for complete information.
Lord Stanley became a great fan of the game during his tenure as Governor General of Canada and felt that a trophy was needed to honour the best amateur hockey team in Canada on an annual basis.
Canadian Governor General Stanley donated the Stanley cup the nhl
The Stanley Cup was originally commissioned in 1892. It is named After lord Stanley of Preston, a previous Governor general of Canada. Canada's top ranked amateur ice hockey club was given this award under full Stanley family support.
Lord Stanley came to Canada from England after he was appointed the Governor General of Canada in 1888. He became a fan of hockey and he purchased a decrotice punch bowl that was intended to be awarded to the top amateur hockey team in Canada. Lord Stanley never saw a Stanley cup championship game, nor did he ever present the Cup.
The Stanley Cup is named after Frederick Arthur Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, not "Sir Stanley". He was Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. He is best known for donating the Stanley Cup as a challenge cup to be awarded annually to the best amateur hockey team in Canada.
Important sports trophies are named for four of Canada's Governors General: Lord Stanley, Earl Grey, Georges Vanier and Adrienne Clarkson.
The Stanley Cup is named for Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby. He was the Governor General of Canada (1888 - 1893), who bought the original bowl used as a trophy.
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