The year was 1923. The Ottawa Senators won the Stanley Cup. King Clancy, their star player, was the toast of the nation's capital! He was also asked to take care of the beloved trophy over the summer.
Here's the story from Anne M. Logan's 1986 biography of King Clancy, Rare Jewel For A King:
For some reasons (Clancy) was also elected to "store" the Cup over the summer. So he took it home and placed it in his parents' living room, where his sister Kitty remembers they never once polished it, they just used it as a catch-all for candy, gum and coins.Those were the days . . .