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Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League

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Stanley Cup: Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America, and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport". The trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada, who donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. The entire Stanley family supported the sport, the sons and daughters all playing and promoting the game. The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club, and winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play. Professional teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906. In 1915, the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), the two main professional ice hockey organizations, reached a gentlemen's agreement in which their respective champions would face each other annually for the Stanley Cup. It was established as the de facto championship trophy of the NHL in 1926 and then the de jure NHL championship prize in 1947.

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Tampa Bay celebrates Lightning's Stanley Cup run [Video]

Tampa Bay celebrates Lightning's Stanley Cup run

Tampa Bay celebrates Lightning's Stanley Cup run

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Lightning celebrating Stanley Cup win with boat celebration [Video]

Lightning celebrating Stanley Cup win with boat celebration

Lightning celebrating Stanley Cup win with boat celebration

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Free tickets for Lightning fan rally at Raymond James gone quickly [Video]

Free tickets for Lightning fan rally at Raymond James gone quickly

The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup champions! But if you were hoping to catch the fan rally at Raymond James Stadium, you may be out of luck.

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Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win at Raymond James Stadium [Video]

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win at Raymond James Stadium

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win at Raymond James Stadium

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Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade (Kevin Lewis) [Video]

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade (Kevin Lewis)

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade

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Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade (Mary O'Connell) [Video]

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade (Mary O'Connell)

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup win with boat parade

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Full details: Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally [Video]

Full details: Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally

The city of Tampa will celebrate the Stanley Cup champions with a boat parade and a fan rally on Wednesday. Story: https://bit.ly/3cHoqsV

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Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families [Video]

Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families

Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families

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Tampa prepares for more Stanley Cup celebrations [Video]

Tampa prepares for more Stanley Cup celebrations

Tampa prepares for more Stanley Cup celebrations

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Bolts touch down Tampa Int'l Airport after winning Stanley Cup [Video]

Bolts touch down Tampa Int'l Airport after winning Stanley Cup

Bolts touch down Tampa Int'l Airport after winning Stanley Cup

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Bolts fan patiently wait for new Stanley Cup merchandise [Video]

Bolts fan patiently wait for new Stanley Cup merchandise

Lightning fans waited for 16 years for another Stanley Cup win — so waiting a few hours in line today for championship gear was no match.

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Lightning release Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally schedule [Video]

Lightning release Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally schedule

The city of Tampa will celebrate the Stanley Cup champions with a boat parade and a fan rally this week. Story: https://bit.ly/3cHoqsV

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Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup in NHL bubble [Video]

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup in NHL bubble

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup in NHL bubble

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Game 6: Lightning beat Dallas Stars to capture Stanley Cup [Video]

Game 6: Lightning beat Dallas Stars to capture Stanley Cup

Game 6: Lightning beat Dallas Stars to capture Stanley Cup

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Fans react to Lightning's Stanley Cup victory [Video]

Fans react to Lightning's Stanley Cup victory

Fans react to Lightning's Stanley Cup victory

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Lightning radio broadcaster calls Stanley Cup games from a distance [Video]

Lightning radio broadcaster calls Stanley Cup games from a distance

Lightning radio broadcaster calls Stanley Cup games from a distance

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