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Lord Stanleys Mug
30-MAY-2011 Racine Erland

"Lord Stanley's Mug"

Weekly Challenge #59: Traditions

The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. It is commonly referred to as simply "The Cup", "The Holy Grail" or facetiously (chiefly by sportswriters) as "Lord Stanley's Mug".

The Cup is seen as a national treasure by Canadians, routinely appearing in commercials, movies, public appearances and even a promotion that allows a lucky fan to spend a day with Stanley. Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new Stanley Cup is not made annually; the champions keep the Cup until a new champion is crowned. It is also one of only two trophies in professional sports which has the name of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved upon it, the other being the CFL's Grey Cup.

The Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins face off in the final series of games for "The Cup" on Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Hockey's Holy Grail has not called a Canadian city home since 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens won the last of their record 24 Cups and has never been won by Vancouver. It's time to bring the cup home, it's Vancouver's's what we live for!

Traditions and Anecdotes Associated with the Stanley Cup: CLICK HERE

To see images of others participating in this weeks challenge: CLICK HERE

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J. Scott Coile31-May-2011 13:31
Appreciated south of the border but not as highly. Nice montage. Thanks for beating us out of the chase ;-)
Stephanie31-May-2011 11:22
Great collage of banners! :)
Janice Dunn31-May-2011 07:40
COME ON the Vancouver Canucks - all the best for June 01...
Cindi Smith31-May-2011 06:52
Good luck! :)
Larry Peterson31-May-2011 04:00
Terrific presentation. Very well done, Racine. BV
sue anne31-May-2011 02:39
Good one and like the different flags !
LynnH31-May-2011 01:57
Good luck!!! Sports has many traditions!
Dawn McKenzie-Wykes30-May-2011 22:27
Hockey..not such a big sport here in New Zealand... but I feel the passion here in your collage and your written word... great tradition photo.
Inga Morozoff30-May-2011 21:39
Should be a good series! Go Canucks Go!