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Friday, May 1, 2009

Bank Failure Friday & Hockey Trivia

Well... another week, another Bank Failure Friday. Updates in red/blue at the top as they come in from the FDIC (click on blue portion to see press release from FDIC).

While we wait, I have another hockey trivia tidbit to stump friends and collegues while watching our beloved Village on the Edge of the Rainforest Canucks take on the Chicago Black Hawks in round 2 of the playoffs.

As you already know, Lord Stanley of Preston (then Governor General of the Dominion of Canada) donated a trophy in 1892 to be awarded to the Dominion's champion hockey team.

The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (aka the 'Stanley Cup') is now awarded each year to the NHL champion, the best men's hockey team in the world.

But did you know that another Governor General donated a trophy to be awarded to the Canadian national women's hockey champion each year?

Today's trivia question... The Stanley Cup is the trophy that was donated by the Governor General of Canada to the best mens hockey team. What is the name of the trophy, also donated by a Governor General, awarded to the best women's hockey team in Canada?

Answer: In 2006 the Clarkson Cup (pictured above) was donated by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to be awarded to the National Canadian Women's Hockey Champion.

Most people know the men's championship trophy. Few know the women's championship trophy. Should be good for a pint or two over the weekend.

Cheers!

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