Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman of the Board, Lanny McDonald officially opens the limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit on March 10, 2017.
Gordie Howe's sons, Mark and Marty along with Lanny McDonald, help unveil the nearly nine foot tall statue of "Mr. Hockey" that now stands guard the entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Unveils the Limited-Time
NHL Centennial Exhibit
On March 10, 2017, the Hockey Hall of Fame officially unveiled the limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit, a comprehensive tribute to the players and teams of the National Hockey League from 1917 - 2017. Central to the exhibit is an area dedicated to the league's 100 greatest players, as selected by an NHL-appointed panel, who are represented through historic artifacts and captivating video vignettes.
Featured items in the exhibit include Jacques Plante's first goalie mask worn regularly in the NHL (1959), Gordie Howe's Hart Trophy plaque (1960), Bobby Orr's infamous knee brace (1970), Mario Lemieux's Stanley Cup jersey (1992), Wayne Gretzky's 802 goal puck and equipment (1994), Sidney Crosby's Stanley Cup gloves (2009), and Jonathan Toews' Stanley Cup jersey (2010). The exhibit also includes the original 1917 minute book of the National Hockey League, which represents the first-hand account that defined the framework and birth of the National Hockey League.
Also unveiled was a nearly nine foot tall statue of the incomparable "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe (HHOF 1972). The statue fittingly stands guard at the entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame where the best of hockey is celebrated.
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2017 Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Award Recipients Announced
On April 17, 2017, Scott Burnside, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced that Cam Cole will receive the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Dave Strader will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
125 Years of the Birth of Hockey's Greatest Treasure
On March 18, 1892, at a dinner banquet held in Ottawa, Ontario, Lord Stanley of Preston, Canada's sixth Governor General, delivered a statement in which he committed to donate a trophy that would be competed for by Canadian hockey teams. Later that year, a punchbowl was purchased on his behalf from G.R. Collis & Company in London, England, for 10 guineas, or approximately $50.
On one side of the bowl is engraved 'From Stanley of Preston' along with the Stanley family crest. On the opposite side of the bowl is engraved the name Lord Stanley proposed for the trophy: the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. Although curiously, the trophy was called the Stanley Cup from the moment it arrived on Canadian soil.
Little did Lord Stanley realize just how powerful and magical his gift to hockey would prove to be, and the impact that the iconic silver trophy would have on so many lives for years to come.
The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the original Stanley Cup bowl, makes its permanent home inside Lord Stanley's Vault, exclusively at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Come celebrate hockey's greatest tradition with Lord Stanley's gift to the game.
Pittsburgh Penguins players Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin present Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard with a 2016 championship ring.
Pittsburgh Penguins Donate 2016 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
On December 18, 2016, members of the Pittsburgh Penguins, including Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Carl Hagelin and Jim Rutherford presented Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard with a 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Championship ring. The ring is now featured in the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
On the ring itself, the Penguins logo crest is custom-cut in a genuine black onyx stone with a half-carat pear-shaped diamond within the Penguin's torso. The Penguin's hockey stick features one tapered baguette diamond, and the triangle in the background of the logo is made up of 18 yellow diamonds. Thirty custom-cut princess diamonds are set in a circle around the perimeter, with an additional 15 stones set behind the logo crest.
The ring was added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display which also features past Stanley Cup champions, including the first-ever Stanley Cup ring (1893) Billy Barlow (MAAA); Bill Hay's 1961 ring (CHI); Daryl "Doc" Seaman's 1989 ring (CGY) and Bob Johnson's 1991 ring (PIT). The display also contains rings from the 2007 (ANA), 2008 (DET), 2009 (PIT), 2010 (CHI), 2011 (BOS), 2012 (LA), 2013 (CHI), 2014 (LA) and 2015 (CHI) Stanley Cup Champions, which were all donated by the owners of the teams.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the launch of its Personalized Tour App for iOS and Android devices. The Tour App offers over 50 customized tours based on individual NHL teams, countries and positions, as well as a tribute to women's hockey, stories that inspire and surprise, plus scavenger hunts and games. Throughout the app, users have the ability to instantly capture and share their experience via social media and save their favourite moments during their Hall visit.
The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game Exhibit Unveiled
The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to announce its newest exhibit, The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game. The permanent exhibit brings to light the challenges faced by marginalized people across North America in their struggle for social equality and acceptance in the great game of hockey.
The new display pays homage to the pioneers who confronted discrimination from the hockey world through their perseverance, talent, and courage. They have enriched the cultural landscape of hockey and established a tangible forum in which to fight prejudices still faced by many, both in hockey and in life.
ATTENTION TEACHERS! In conjunction with this new exhibit, the Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to announce our newest education package featuring curriculum based pre-visit, Hall visit and post-visit activities FREE for download! The Changing Face of Hockey — Diversity in Our Game Education Package promises to be an educational highlight to any school visit. Details.
This exact replica of the SportsCentre studio at TSN offers Hockey Hall of Fame guests the opportunity to 'audition' and test their sports anchor skills in front of a camera. As is the case with the broadcast pods, all performances are recorded via the Cisco HHOF GameCAM Video System which allows participants to download and later share their clip online.
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NHLPA Game Time
Experience NHLPA Game Time, the Hockey Hall of Fame's revitalized model rink attraction that incorporates elements from EA SPORTS NHL14 enabling guests to go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today's greatest goalies and shooters in the Shut Out and Shoot Out simulation games.
Cisco GameCAM Video System records every simulation game play so that guests can immediately download and share their Game Time experience with the world via social media.
This state-of-the-art, immersive, interactive attraction is sure to be a highlight for Hockey Hall of Fame guests of all ages.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusive 3D Film Presentation Now Playing
Stanley's Game Seven (3D) is now playing. The Hockey Hall of Fame's latest film offering is a landmark production in the world of hockey and pushes the boundaries of 3D filmmaking in the sports genre to groundbreaking levels, while offering guests an unparalleled "Experiential Hockey Attraction."
The story opens with a group of young men gathering at the local small-town rink for their once-a-week hockey game, the highlight of their lives, like it is for so many hockey enthusiasts.
Stanley's Game Seven combines a stunning mix of original live action, computer generated 3D animation, and classic archival footage of some of the most renowned playoff moments in Stanley Cup history. The 22 minute film plays at the top and half past the hour in the Hockey Hall of Fame's new TSN Theatre and is included in the price of admission.
HHOF Artifact Donation
The Hockey Hall of Fame is always looking for donations of everything hockey (any league and all levels worldwide). We have placed an emphasis on Audio and Visual material. Specifically this includes audio, film and video (including outdoor home films and video), broadcasts and interviews, photographic slides, negatives and digital photos.
All donated material will be preserved within the state of art climate controlled Photographic and Moving Pictures archive at the D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre. The Hockey Hall of Fame is committed to preserving and sharing our fabulous collection with hockey fans from all over the world. And thanks to the generous support by way of donations from families, teams, leagues and federations we have been able to achieve this goal for decades.
Award-Winning Hockey Hall of Fame Course Goes On-Line
From hockey's earliest origins to the Great One and beyond, Canada's great game is now being taught exclusively on-line. A credit course at Seneca College in Toronto, titled The Hockey Hall of Fame Presents, provides the opportunity for students across North America to participate.
The Hockey Hall of Fame and Seneca College's Faculty of Continuing Education have combined to create this landmark and award-winning on-line course, which takes a serious look at the history and evolution of the game. Each week's topics examine the cultural, social and economic impact hockey has had on Canada.
"We're excited about sharing our passion for hockey," says Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard, who is one of the course's instructors along with the Editor of Publications at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Kevin Shea. "We are delighted to partner with Seneca in order to take the Hockey Hall of Fame's reputation and resources into the classroom."