Stanley Cup

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Stanley Cup

n.
1. A championship hockey tournament played each year by qualifying teams from the National Hockey League.
2. The trophy awarded for this championship, shaped like a bowl mounted on a pedestal.

[After Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston (1841-1908), governor general of Canada and donator of the trophy for the winning team in the 1893-1894 season.]
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Stanley Cup

n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) (in North America) the trophy presented annually to the champions of the National Hockey League
[C19: named after Lord Stanley (1841–1908), 6th Governor-General of Canada, who first presented it in 1893 ]
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Lord Stanley creates the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. Everyone else calls it the Stanley Cup.

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