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Ottawa announces plans to construct monument to Stanley Cup (and Lord Stanley)

Mar 18, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2 in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(June 10, 2012 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

On the 121st anniversary of Lord Stanley of Preston gifting the Stanley Cup, Ottawa’s Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Committee announced that it would construct a monument to that moment on Monday. collects reports that indicate it could be unveiled on March 18, 2017 – 125 years after the idea was hatched.

It’s expected that the monument will be paid for by donations/sponsors, covering estimated costs of $7-$8 million, according to

Here are some details about where it might be located:

According to multiple Canadian media reports, a monument to Lord Stanley of Preston, the governor general of Canada, will be located on city-owned land near the intersection of Sparks and Elgin streets — not far from where the idea of what would become the Stanley Cup originated.

Check out this video regarding the plan:

  1. einjzmolf - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM


    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      Ottawa won the Stanley Cup in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1921, 1923 and 1927.

      • withseidelinn - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        No one cares

  2. mclovinhockey - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Yup but that’s like counting the new jets and old jets are the same thing as well. Anything the old jets did does not count in the franchise with the new one

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      I see what you are saying, but the announcement said it was the city of Ottawa, not the current Senators franchise, that is one of the major players in this commemoration. So in my view, any Cup victory by any of the city’s teams is relevant to this. Speaking of which, the current Thrasher/Jets haven’t won it, but the city of Winnipeg has had Stanley Cup champions: 1896, 1901, 1902. Not often, not lately, but not deniable!

  3. shortsxit34 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Those are nothing alike. The Senators aren’t building this, a private committee is having it built with donations on city owned land.

  4. blomfeld - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Couldn’t care less if the idea was hatched during the Bronze Era ! …

    The bottom line friends is that our LA Kings are the “glorious” and reigning Stanley Cup Champions and therefore we’re the absolute “best” hockey team in the world today! :)


  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    They don’t have anything better to spend eight million on…? Feed the hungry, bring the homeless in from the cold, improve education…

  6. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Mar 19, 2013 at 4:22 AM

    Well said

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