Lord of the Blings

Enamored with the game of hockey, the Lord Stanley of Preston presented the Montreal Hockey Club with a silver punch bowl in 1893, with the purpose of annually awarding the winner of a hockey match this Cup. The winners could keep The Cup for one year, returning it to the proposed annual event to present to the next winning team.  Lord Stanley’s Cup was inscribed Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup on one side, and From Stanley of Preston on the other.

first nhl ring

That year, each of the seven players of the Montreal AAA’s received a ring inscribed with MHC and 2 crossed hockey sticks. One of these original rings can be found exhibited in the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame.

boston stanley cup championship ring

Some players remember having to originally order their own rings. Today, the winning team members, including coaching staff, are presented with rings personalized with their names and numbers, that they have taken part in designing.

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This entry was published on November 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm. It’s filed under collectibles and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Lord of the Blings

  1. Very cool photography…. and an amazing headline.

  2. Sharp headline Bonnie and great closeup photography.

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