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.
a sports banquet in Ottawa on March 18 1892 a letter written by Lord Stanley was
'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.
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.
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
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