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Manitoba Museum Dropping the Gloves with New Hockey Exhibit

December 5, 2017 10:54 AM | Entertainment

Hockey Exhibit - Manitoba Museum

Jacques Plante’s “pretzel” mask. Designed by W. A. Burchmore and E. T. P. Greenland, early 1960s. (CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY)

WINNIPEG — The puck will drop this summer on a new Manitoba Museum exhibit honouring the favourite year-round pastime of many Canadians — hockey.

Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion shares the story of Canada’s game and its role in our culture and communities nationwide.

“This exhibition will appeal to visitors from all walks of life — from the hockey fanatic, to the families who live the game, to the person who simply wants to know how this sport came to embody the Canadian spirit — there is something in the show for everyone,” said Claudette Leclerc, executive director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum.


The travelling exhibition was developed by the Canadian Museum of History and premiered earlier this fall, detailing the evolution of the sport through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts.

Some of those artifacts include Jacques Plante’s revolutionary “pretzel” goalie mask; five-time Olympic medallist Hayley Wickenheiser’s skates and Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s All-Star jersey and Hall of Fame and Stanley Cup rings.

“Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion” runs from July 6, 2018 to January 13, 2019 in Alloway Hall.