6 Facts About The Stanley Cup

1. In 2018, The Stanley Cup was used to improve the spirits of those who were affected by either of two significantly tragic events which claimed the lives of multiple individuals, the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash on April 6, and the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28.

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2. In 2006, The Stanley Cup toured Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where wounded Marines were given the opportunity to view and be photographed with the Cup.

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3. The first time that The Stanley Cup was awarded on the ice may have been to the 1932 Toronto Maple Leafs, but the practice did not become a tradition until the 1950s.

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4. In 1908, the Allan The Stanley Cup was introduced as the trophy for Canada's amateurs, and the Stanley Cup started to become a symbol of professional hockey supremacy.

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5. The first successful challenge to The Stanley Cup came the next year by the Winnipeg Victorias, the champions of the Manitoba Hockey League.

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6. The first The Stanley Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal HC, and subsequent winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play.

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