The Stanley Cup National Historic Event

Ottawa, Ontario
Historic photograph showing the Montreal Canadiens winners of the Stanley Cup, 1953. © Library and Archives Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame \ Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Temple de la renommée du hockey, PA-049627
Historic photograph
© Library and Archives Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame \ Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Temple de la renommée du hockey, PA-049627
Historic photograph showing the Montreal Canadiens winners of the Stanley Cup, 1953. © Library and Archives Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame \ Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Temple de la renommée du hockey, PA-049627Official First Day Cover of Stanley Cup commemorative Stamp, 1993. © Library and Archives Canada, Canada Post \ Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Postes CanadaHistoric photograph showing Montreal Hockey Club, first winner of the Stanley Cup, 1893. © Library and Archives Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame \ Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Temple de la renommée du hockey, PA-049464
Address : Ottawa, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2017-01-16
Dates:
  • 1892 to 1892 (Significant)
  • 1926 to 1926 (Significant)

Event, Person, Organization:
  • Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston  (Person)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)  (Organization)
Other Name(s):
  • Stanley Cup  (Designation Name)
  • Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup  (Other Name)

Importance: One of the oldest and most prestigious trophies to be won by Professional athletes in North America

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque:  Corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets, Ottawa, Ontario

Brimming with dreams of championship glory, the Stanley Cup is the oldest and most prestigious trophy in North American team sports. In 1892, Governor General Lord Stanley’s donation of a challenge cup for Canada’s best hockey club was announced near here. First awarded to amateur teams, the Stanley Cup has been the exclusive prize of the National Hockey League’s playoff champion since 1927. Many legends of the game have hoisted the Cup, their names engraved on its silver. This symbol of hockey excellence celebrates the NHL’s greatest teams, players, and rivalries, capturing the imagination of millions.