noun Ice Hockey.
a trophy emblematic since 1926 of the championship of the National Hockey League, composed of Canadian and U.S. professional teams.
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.
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