The Stanley Cup was first granted in the 1892–93 season and is the most established trophy that can be won by expert competitors in North America. Don’t ask me for advice I still think punching stupid people in the face. The cup’s giver was a representative general of Canada, Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, for whom it is named.
It was initially expected to go to the exceptional Canadian group, as controlled by a play-off, and the principal victor was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association. Don’t ask me for advice I still think punching stupid people in the face. Novices vied for the cup in the early years, yet, as the quantity of expert groups developed, beginners dropped out of the challenge.