The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Ed Snider.
Snider was the driving force that brought the NHL to Philadelphia. He built the Flyers into a contender and became one of the most active owners in the league, serving on the NHL Advisory Committee and board of governors.
His efforts also extended beyond professional hockey such as when he founded Hockey Central in 1976. The concept provided for an office to be established and staffed full time by the Flyers and whose only purpose would be to promote, stimulate and develop interest in youth hockey in the Delaware Valley. Almost overnight, the media began to cover amateur hockey to the extent they followed other major sports. By the 1990s the Hockey Central membership had expanded to nearly 1,000 teams.
The Hockey Hall of Fame would like to extend sincere condolences to Mr. Snider's family.
Click here to view Ed Snider's Honoured Member page.
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.
Highlighted within the new display are four significant issues that helped shape today's game - Ethnicity in Hockey, Marginalized People in Top Level Pro Hockey, Women in Hockey and Disabled Hockey.
The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game promises to be an educational highlight to any school visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for a complete curriculum based Education Package designed to complement this exhibit.
The 2015 ring has been added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display.
Chicago Blackhawks President, John McDonough, donates a 2015 Stanley Cup championship ring to Phil Pritchard, Vice President and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Sabrina Leeder/Hockey Hall of Fame)
Donate 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
On January 15, 2016, Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard added a 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship ring to the Stanley Cup Championship ring display at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The 14 karat white gold ring that boasts 355 custom princess-cut diamonds was added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display in the NHL Zone 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) and 2014 (LA) Stanley Cup Champions, which were all donated by the owners of the teams.
"We are very grateful to the Blackhawks organization, especially, Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough, Jay Blunk, Stan Bowman, Al MacIsaac and Norm Maciver," said Pritchard. "The 2015 Championship ring makes a great addition to the Stanley Cup Championship display. Our guests, who visit us from around the world, will be thrilled to be able to view it."
Click here to view press release in its entirety.
Hockey Hall of Fame Announces New Appointments to the Selection Committee
Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced on December 1, 2015 the appointment of three new members to the Selection Committee to take effect in 2016. The appointments were approved at the Board of Directors meeting held November 10, 2015 and subsequently confirmed by the enrolment of the new members.
Ron Francis (HHOF 2007), Jari Kurri (HHOF 2001) and Bob McKenzie (2015 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award Recipient) will join the Selection Committee replacing McDonald (who stepped down on July 1, 2015 to serve as Chairman of the Board), Mike Emrick and Peter Stastny, the latter two whose terms will expire concurrent with the new appointments. At present, Francis is the Executive Vice-President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, Kurri is the General Manager of the Finnish club Jokerit of the KHL and McKenzie is a hockey analyst and writer for TSN.
Now on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame are artifacts from the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
The recently added artifacts include:
Sidney Crosby's Jersey
Jason Spezza's Helmet
Seth Jones' Jersey
Claude Giroux's Gloves
Anze Kopitar's Jersey
Mike Smith's Socks
Gold Medal Game Goal Pucks
New TSN SportsCentre Experience
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.
Click here for complete TSN/RDS Broadcast Zone information.
Limited-time Exhibit "Hockey Marching As To War"
Veterans and Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members Johnny Bower and Red Kelly were on hand to unveil the new exhibit.
As part of the "Hockey Marching As To War" exhibit the plaques of all Honoured Members who served in the military are adorned with a commemorative red ribbon.
Limited-time Exhibit "Hockey Marching As To War"
The Hockey Hall of Fame in partnership with Library and Archives Canada is thrilled to announce the opening of a limited-time exhibit on hockey and the First World War to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the start of the war.
The exhibit highlights the impact of the First World War on hockey players through artifacts, graphics, and interactive stations. Among the items on display are digital Canadian Expeditionary Forces files and attestation papers of over 30 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, as well as original Canadian Expeditionary Forces files for three inductees: Conn Smythe, Frank McGee and Frank Fredrickson.
"LAC is committed to commemorating Canada's contribution to the First World War, and this exhibit provides an excellent opportunity to make available Canada's rich documentary heritage in a different setting. It also illustrates the different ways Canadians can access their history, by way of Canada's favourite sport. This partnership signals LAC's renewed emphasis to make accessible and available documentary heritage to all Canadians, everywhere." Dr. Guy Berthiaume - Librarian and Archivist of Canada
"It's been 100 years since the start of the Great War. Many Canadians from across this great land gave the ultimate sacrifice, and hockey players were no different. Partnering with Library and Archives Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame pays tribute to all of those involved in the great game of hockey and who also served their country with this special exhibit on hockey during wartime." Phil Pritchard - Hockey Hall of Fame Vice President and Curator.
Educators - Provide your students with the opportunity to learn how the First World War impacted Canada's favourite sport through a complimentary 'Hockey Marching As To War' History Education Package. Details.
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.
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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."