Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Stanley Cup

Did you know that the Stanley Cup was the result of Arthur and Algy Stanley asking their father, Lord Stanley, for a trophy to award to the champions of the Amateur Hockey Association in Montreal? The silver cup only cost $48.67 and was first awarded in 1893.

The first “Stanley Cup” tournament was held in 1894. Lord Stanley never actually attended any of the Stanley Cup hockey games. Sounds very much like the owner of the Boston Bruins.

Speaking of the Bruins owner - did you know that the Boston Bruins have not won the Stanley Cup since 1972? This is mainly because Jeremy Jacobs bought the team in 1974 and no Bruins team will hoist the cup as long as he remains the owner.

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