Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Who is the Stanley Cup named after?

The Stanley Cup is named for Frederick Stanley, the 16th Earl of Derby who served as Governor General of Canada in the 1890s. He bought the original bowl that was used as a trophy and awarded it to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. Also known as The Cup, Lord Stanley’s Cup and The Holy Grail, the current Stanley Cup is topped with a copy of the original bowl. 

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Cup

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