What is the Stanley Cup and when was it first awarded? What team has won the cup the most? And is there really a Lord Stanley and how did the cup come to carry his name? Hockey fans will find the answers to these questions and much more information in S is for the Stanley Cup: A Hockey Championship Alphabet. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff winner and is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in professional sports. Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to pay tribute to the Stanley Cup with topics that include Cup history and records, famous team captains, nail-biting finishes, as well as unique traditions.