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Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League

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Stanley Cup: Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America, and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport". The trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada, who donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. The entire Stanley family supported the sport, the sons and daughters all playing and promoting the game. The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club, and winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play. Professional teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906. In 1915, the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), the two main professional ice hockey organizations, reached a gentlemen's agreement in which their respective champions would face each other annually for the Stanley Cup. It was established as the de facto championship trophy of the NHL in 1926 and then the de jure NHL championship prize in 1947.

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Scottish artist creates life-like pencil sketch of Victor Hedman hoisting Stanley Cup [Video]

Scottish artist creates life-like pencil sketch of Victor Hedman hoisting Stanley Cup

A recent college graduate in Scotland created an amazing pencil drawing of Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman with the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:34Published
Stanley Cup visits Bolts' chiropractor Dr. Tim Bain's office [Video]

Stanley Cup visits Bolts' chiropractor Dr. Tim Bain's office

Typically one of the perks of winning the Stanley Cup is players and team personnel can bring the cup back to their hometown. During these COVID-19 times, things are different.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 01:42Published

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