Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute at the Hockey Hall of Fame
This summer, 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 December 31, 2018.
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.
Legends of the Band
It will be your last chance to touch the band honouring Stanley Cup Championships from 1953-54 to 1963-64 that includes the engraved names of some of hockey's greatest legends -- Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Jacques Plante, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita. To maintain the iconic shape and size of the Stanley Cup, this band will be permanently retired this fall to make room for the addition of a new band of Champions.
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 December 31.
Find out more at www.hhof.com.