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BC Hockey Hall of Fame wants help showcasing province’s rich history

COVID-19 allows Hall to shift focus toward creating a new exhibit showcasing BC’s rich and diverse hockey history.

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame is asking the public to rummage through garages, basements and attics to help showcase the province's rich and diverse hockey history.

Due to COVID-19, the Hall was forced to cancel the annual summer induction event.

However, the downtime has given Hall staff the opportunity to shift their focus toward creating a new exhibit.

Located in Penticton, BC, the exists to honour the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future of hockey in the province. With the onset of COVID-19, they were unfortunately forced to cancel their annual summer induction event, but have taken this opportunity to shift their focus toward creating a new exhibit showcasing BC’s rich and diverse hockey history.

In order to create this exhibit, BC Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Penticton, is scouring the province in search of old artifacts like jerseys, pucks, sticks, equipment, programs, photos, etc. that tell the stories of our great game.

"If you or someone you know happens to have any of these (or similar) items that could help enhance their exhibit, they would love to hear from you," the BC Hockey Hall of Fame media release said.

"The themes and sections being considered for the exhibit are Vancouver Canucks history, historical hockey leagues in BC, BC women’s hockey, indigenous hockey in BC, BC’s Championship teams, and influential people in BC’s hockey history."

Jim Hughson, Chair of the Board for the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, said BC has such a rich hockey history that needs to be showcased.

“This is the perfect opportunity for us to enhance our Hall of Fame and we’re excited to see what interesting pieces of history we can gather from around the province,” Hughson said.

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1994 and over the years has celebrated more than 130 inductees in the categories of Player, Official, Builder, and Team. With great names like Steve Yzerman, Mark Recchi, Scott Niedermeyer, and Joe Sakic securing their spots in the Hall, they are excited to further enhance the Hall by adding a section for the history of hockey in BC.

Anyone interested in donating or lending items to the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, please call 1.778.559.3263 or send an email to executive.director@bchhf.com.

Only suitable/relevant items will be accepted, but they welcome all inquiries as there are sure to be some great items around the province that will help enhance the exhibit.

For more information about the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, visit www.bchhf.com.