The new Permanent Exhibition of the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame presents the history of Finnish ice hockey through special themes. Hockey is for everybody: superstars as well as ordinary players, women, juniors and people with disabilities all come into the purview of the game. The Exhibition follows the development of hockey equipment, facilities and training practices. Referees, coaches and builders are also highlighted, and ordinary hockey fans are not forgotten. The Exhibition also gives an introduction into the colourful international history of ice hockey.
The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame has since 1985 honoured persons who have made a special contribution to Finnish hockey with the title of Finnish Hockey Lion. The Wall of Honourees leads the visitor to the exhibition room. The victories, defeats and memories of decades past are brought to life again in pictures and films. The visitor can also test his or her skills as hockey commentator, take a shot in the goal simulator or listen to hockey-related music from the jukebox.
The collections of the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame form a unique resource on the past and present of ice hockey in Finland. The new Permanent Exhibition puts on display much previously unseen material. Esa Tikkanen’s and Ville Nieminen’s Stanley Cup rings are among the highlights of the collections. The two most cherished items are the original Canada Trophy – the championship prize of Finnish ice hockey league – and the IIHF World Championship trophy from 1995. Naturally on display are all Olympic and World Championship medals won by the Finnish national hockey teams.
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