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.
Here's four: The Cup, Lord Stanley's Cup, The Holy Grail, or Lord Stanley's Mug.
The Stanley Cup. It was named after the person who created it, Lord Stanley of Preston.
Lord Frederick Stanley was born in the UK
"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 Laurence Stanley of Bollington
Lord Stanley has been DEAD for years.
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."
The Blues have never won Lord Stanley's Cup :(
The Stanley Cup! "All hail Lord Stanley!"