OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2015) -

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF), is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition on hockey and the First World War.

The exhibition Hockey Marching as to War recounts how the First World War impacted hockey players-men and women-and transformed organized hockey during and after the war. Items on display include reproductions of photographs, posters and documents from the LAC and HHOF collections, as well as digital copies of Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) files and the attestation papers of over 25 HHOF inductees.

The official opening will take place on October 29, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

The public is invited to visit the exhibition and take pictures with the legendary Memorial Cup, Frank J. Selke Trophy and Jack Adams Award.

Special trophy viewings on opening weekend:
Thursday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Subsequent dates will be announced for showings of other trophies.

Quick Facts

  • The exhibition includes a miniature Stanley Cup given to Conn Smythe-namesake of the Conn Smythe Trophy and Toronto Maple Leafs owner (1927-1961)-at his retirement in 1955. This mini cup will only be on display during the opening weekend and at special showings over the fall and winter.
  • Visitors will have the chance to view a reproduction of Frank McGee's Medical History Form and his Record of Service from his CEF file. McGee played for the Ottawa Hockey Club, and once scored 14 goals in a single Stanley Cup Final game in 1905.
  • A Victoria Cougars sweater worn by star forward Frank Fredrickson during the 1924-1925 Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) season will also be displayed on opening weekend and at special showings during the fall and winter. Fredrickson served as captain of the gold-medal hockey team during the 1920 Olympics, the first Olympics to showcase hockey.


"The exhibition illustrates the different ways Canadians can learn more about important periods in their history, in this case, by way of Canada's favourite sport. This partnership is an example of LAC's continued efforts to make documentary heritage accessible and available to all Canadians."

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."

Craig Campbell, Manager, Resource Centre and Archives, Hockey Hall of Fame

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.

Contact Information:

Richard Provencher
Media Relations
Library and Archives Canada