Yes, the Stanley Cup was named after Fredrick Stanley (Lord Stanley of Preston). He bought the cup, and the (1,000 acre) Stanley Park in Canada, is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada.
The founder of the Stanley Cup was Lord Stanley who was at the time was the Govener General of Canada
The Stanley Cup was originally donated in 1893 as a challenge cup, for the amateur hockey championship of Canada, by Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, at the time Governor General of Canada.
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.
You can see the Stanley Cup in the "Hockey Hall of Fame" in Toronto, Canada.
The Stanley Cup was named after Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada from 1888 - 1893, who donated it as a challenge Cup to be awarded annually to the best amateur hockey team in Canada.
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.
"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.
The keys to Canada.
Lord Stanley of Preston, a 19th century Governor General of Canada, bought the Stanley Cup in London for 25 guineas and donated it as a Challenge Cup to be awarded to the best amateur ice hockey team in Canada. He never saw a Stanley Cup game himself , as his term expired and he was recalled to Britain before any games were played.
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.
The last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Canadians, during the 1992,93 season.
1893 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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 Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby bought the Stanley Cup to present it to the "best" hockey team playing in Canada. It was first awarded to the winner of the NHL in 1917. =
Team Canada doesn't play in the NHL
In 1993. By the Montreal Canadians.
The Stanley Cup received it's birth in 1892 by Lord Stanley of Preston. The trophy was originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and award to Canada's top ranked amateur team. In 1947, the cup became the ultimate prize in the NHL.
In Canada, it would be the Grey Cup. In the USA, it would be the Superbowl Trophy.
The Stanley Cup
Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In 1893, Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada, had the Cup made to be presented to the top amateur hockey team in Canada. It eventually evolved into what it is today.1989