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Canadian Governor General Stanley donated the Stanley cup the nhl

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Who is the Stanley cup named after?

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."

Who is sir Stanley of the nhl Stanley 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.

Where was the first Stanley cup playoff held?


Who was Lord Stanley?

"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.

How did the Stanley cup begin?

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.

Where and when did the Stanley cup began?

1893 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Has a team from every province in Canada won a Stanley cup?


When the last time the Stanley cup was in Canada?

The last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Canadians, during the 1992,93 season.

Who started the Stanley cup?

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.

When was the Stanley Cup originally commissioned?

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.

When was the last Stanley cup won in Canada?

In 1993. By the Montreal Canadians.

If Hockey is the Stanley cup then what is football?

In Canada, it would be the Grey Cup. In the USA, it would be the Superbowl Trophy.