Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup

noun Ice Hockey.
1.
a trophy emblematic since 1926 of the championship of the National Hockey League, composed of Canadian and U.S. professional teams.
2.
the best-of-seven-games series in which the champion of the Prince of Wales Conference and that from the Clarence S. Campbell Conference oppose each other for this trophy.

Origin:
named after Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston (1841–1908), governor general of Canada, who donated the trophy for the best amateur team of the 1893–94 season

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