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Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

November 10, 2014 10:00 ET

Hockey and the First World War Centennial Exhibition Opens at the Hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2014) - The Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition on hockey and the First World War (FWW) to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the start of the war.

The exhibition will highlight how the FWW impacted hockey players through artifacts, graphics, and interactive stations. Among the items on display will be digital Canadian Expeditionary Forces (CEF) files and attestation papers of over 30 HHOF inductees, as well as original CEF files for three inductees: Conn Smythe, Frank McGee and Frank Fredrickson.

The vernissage is scheduled to take place November 10th, 2014, at 11 a.m. Guests will include HHOF inductees Johnny Bower and Red Kelly.

Quick Facts

  • LAC is lending the HHOF 4 iPads and kiosks to display the CEF files and attestation papers of over 30 HHOF inductees.
  • Conn Smythe is the namesake of the Conn Smythe Trophy and owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961.
  • Frank McGee played for the Ottawa Hockey Club, and once scored 14 goals in a single Stanley Cup Final game in 1905.
  • Frank Fredrickson served as captain of the gold-medal hockey team during the 1920 Olympics, the first Olympics to showcase hockey


"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

Vice President, Resource Centre & Curator

Hockey Hall of Fame

Associated Links

Feature to air November 11, 2014 on TSN SportsCentre (6pm and 10pm EST)


About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Stay connected with Library and Archives Canada on Twitter (@LibraryArchives), Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

About the Hockey Hall of Fame

Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame's (HHOF) mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of players, builders and officials who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world. As a non-profit corporation and a registered charity under the Income Tax Act, HHOF owns and operates a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada.

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