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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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Stanley Cup

noun
1.
(in North America) the trophy presented annually to the champions of the National Hockey League
Word Origin
C19: named after Lord Stanley (1841–1908), 6th Governor-General of Canada, who first presented it in 1893
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