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Stanley Cup Facts and Trivia

The Stanley Cup has been around the NHL longer than any other team, player or coach. The Cup has traveled the world. It's been to some of the greatest parties - with rock stars, movie stars and even the President. Find out more about hockey's most famous trophy right here.


The Stanley Cup was purchased in 1892 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Frederick Stanley, who wanted a challenge cup that the best hockey teams in Canada could compete for. The first team to win the silver trophy was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, who won Lord Stanley's Cup in 1893. Since 1927, the Cup has been awarded to winner of the NHL playoffs. Each team that wins has their team name and the names of the players and coaches engraved on the cup.


  • The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times - more than any other team in NHL history.
  • Henri Richard, of the Montreal Canadiens, won a record 11 Stanley Cup titles.
  • In 1988, Wayne Gretzky set a Stanley Cup Finals record by scoring 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) against the Boston Bruins.
  • Patrick Roy has been named the Stanley Cup Playoff MVP three times, more than any other player.
  • During the 1905 Stanley Cup Finals, Frank McGee of the Ottawa Silver Seven scored 14 goals in one game!

Travelling Trophy

  • In 1905, a team from Dawson City, Yukon traveled for 23 days by dogsled, boat and train to Ottawa to play for the Stanley Cup against the Ottawa Silver Seven. After finally arriving in Ottawa, the team from Dawson City got smoked in both games: 9-2 and 22-3.
  • When the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2003, goaltender, Martin Brodeur took the Cup to a movie theater and ate popcorn out of it.
  • In 1996, Sylvain Lefebvre of the Colorado Avalanche had his first child baptized in the Stanley Cup.
  • The Stanley Cup has travelled to several different coutries including the Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Japan, Switzerland and the Bahamas.
  • The Stanley Cup is now accompanied by a body guard on all its adventures.

Fun Facts

  • The Stanley Cup is two feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 34.5 pounds.
  • There are more than 2,200 different names engraved on the Stanley Cup, including players, coaches and owners of the Cup-winning teams.
  • Every 13 years, a new ring is added to the bottom of the Stanley Cup to add more names of the Cup's winners.
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What Would You Do With The Stanley Cup?

  • Take it to school and play a game of road hockey for the Cup.
  • Use it as a bowl and eat cereal from it.
  • Use it as a dish for my dog.
  • Use it as a toilet.

Sports In The Forums

"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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