Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Celebrate 125 years of hockey's greatest treasure, the Stanley Cup! The special exhibition and tribute is currently on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame until January 6, 2019.
Visitors can get hands on-access to the Stanley Cup and learn more about the rich history of Hockey's Holy Grail.
Here are some of the artifacts on display:
The Original Stanley Cup
In 1892, Lord Stanley of Preston donated a trophy that would be competed for by Canadian hockey teams. Little did he realize just how powerful and magical his gift to the game would prove to be. See the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, aka the original Stanley Cup exclusively on display in the bank vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Championship Ring Display
See a remarkable collection of more than 20 rings spanning from the first-ever Stanley Cup (1893, Billy Barlow, Montreal AAA's) to the 2016-17 championship ring recently donated by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
See a collection of rarely displayed artifacts including: Stanley Cup pucks dating back to 1901; rings, watches, and miniature Cups awarded to Stanley Cup champions; turn-of-the-19th century commemoratives and periodicals on Lord Stanley; pre-NHL Stanley Cup ribbons and memorabilia; and tools used to craft and engrave the trophy.
Retired Stanley Cup Band
To maintain the profile of the iconic trophy, the Stanley Cup band honouring champions from the 1953-54 to 1964-65 seasons has been preserved and placed on permanent display exclusively at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Sixteen Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members (Players) appear on this band. This historic and celebrated band joins previously retired bands, the earliest dating back to the 1927-28 season. The next band to be removed and retired will take place in 2030.
If you're a hockey fan, exploring the importance and influence of hockey through this exhibition is a must! It's also a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup. And, no visit is complete unless you've had your photo taken with hockey's most coveted trophy.
Don't miss out, the Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute closes January 6th, 2019. Visit www.HHOF.com for extended Christmas Break Hours.