If you are fan of hockey, you can’t miss the Stanley Cup championship. It is granted as one of the most famous championships for NHL. It is annually organized by NHL team.
The first Stanley Cup championship was established in 1894 in Montreal, Canada. Until now, it has a more than 100 years with series of championships as well famous NHL players. In the first event, the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) became a winner with the trophy for championship. Then from 1926-1927 season, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to NHL playoff championship and become the first top international league about hockey in the world.
In 1894, players and spectators expected one championship about hockey. As consequence, the Stanley Cup was established as one of the most cherished trophies in sports.
This cup was created by Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley who was lord of Preston and the 16th earl of Derby. Because Stanley was a ice hockey fan during many years from watching an 1889 game at the Montreal Winter Carnival, then other members in his family including sons and daughters also were inspired from father to passionate with hockey crazily. To honor this sport, Lord Stanley as well his family donated a lavish trophy to organize a professional league for hockey. Then he also called this league the “Stanley Cup” championship.
Originally, this trophy was called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and launched in 1893 by the Amateur Hockey Association. Then in 1894, it is renamed as nowadays. For the final match, Montreal AAA team defeated Ottawa Generals and became a champion for this tournament. As documents in history, they agreed to choose the tournament in 1894 was the first championships for the Stanley Cup.
As good result, the Stanley Cup has been continued and hold annually to find the most excellent players about hockey in the world.