|The entrance to the Hometown Hockey zone.|
|The University Cup and Allan Cup are two of celebrated trophies featured in the Hometown Hockey exhibit.|
Hometown Hockey is a salute to North American grass roots hockey.
|The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning are among 15 showcases highlighted in Franchise Alley.|
This expansive zone contains showcases featuring artifacts, photographs and historical information pertinent to the various levels of hockey in Canada and the United States. Numerous league histories are featured, both current and defunct, as well as extensive coverage on women's and disabled hockey. The zone also features "Franchise Alley" — one of the Hockey Hall of Fame's newest exhibits which highlights the stars and history of each NHL franchise through a series of 15 showcases.
Also housed in the Hometown Hockey zone is the Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game display. The permanent showcase 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. Highlighted within the 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 display brings to light challenges faced by marginalized people in their struggle for acceptance in the game of hockey. |
Opening on March 9, 2018, the limited-time Memorial Cup Centennial Exhibition pays homage to the top moments and players in Memorial Cup history. Highlighted in this showcase is the Original Memorial Cup (circa 1918), and featured artifacts include championship rings from Doug Gilmour (1981) and Cam Neely (1983), as well as Eric Lindros's jersey from the 1991 Oshawa Generals. Also featured in the showcase are artifacts from Hall of Famers Pat Quinn, Scott Niedermayer and Pat LaFontaine, as well as current NHL stars Taylor Hall and Corey Perry. The Centennial Exhibition also shines a light on some of the most memorable Memorial Cup championship teams, including the Kamloops Blazers dynasty of the early 1990s and the 2005 London Knights team which is widely regarded as one of the greatest junior hockey teams in history.
|The Memorial Cup|
At the epicentre of the zone exists the Hometown Hockey theatrical multimedia exhibit. This cathedral-like area pays homage to the millions of individuals and teams that have shaped the game. Visitors can call up hockey information on virtually any North American city through a dynamic Land-sat "Geo-Hockey" interface, and explore the city's noted players, trophies, and championships in addition to recognizing donors who have contributed to the Hockey Hall of Fame's 'Preserve Our Game Campaign'.
|Two trophy showcases featuring some of the most prestigious silverware of North America bookend the Hometown Hockey multimedia screen.|