The first Stanley Cup ever


WORLD'S FIRST STANLEY CUP
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Who won the world's first Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy competed for by professionals in North America.

On June 11 1888 Frederick Arthur Stanley  of Preston became the sixth Governor-General of Canada.  To fill the position in Canada he brought along his seven sons who played hockey.

At a sports banquet in Ottawa on March 18 1892 a letter written by Lord Stanley was read:

'I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup, which would be held from year to year by the leading hockey club in the Dominion. Considering the general interest which hockey matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning club.'

In 1893 he purchased a silver bowl for $48.67 and named it the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, although it was immediately called the Stanley Cup for short.

The first team to win the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association in 1893 as there were no challengers for the cup.

In 1894 Montreal AAA once again captured the cup, this time beating the Ottawa Generals making them the first losers.

After the 1926 season the NHL took over the control of the Stanley Cup and in 1927 the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins to become the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

In 1893 Lord Stanley returned to England to become the Sixteenth Earl of Derby, having never seen a competitive hockey game nor his trophy presented.


The Stanley Cup
The first Stanley Cup ever

The first Stanley Cup ever

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