One of the things on our list this trip was to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. It was suppose to be a little under 2 hours to get there from our campground. Well we didn't die trying to get there but felt like we were a lot older. We were near the border and it was a weekday around 10 in the morning. How long could it take to get through the border. A long time. There were long lines with what looked like mostly Canadians per what license plates we saw. An hour later and just the usual 10 questions we were through. We are use to Western Canada with few towns or people once past the border and.or Vancouver which still is not that crowded. Well, getting to Toronto was like driving through Southern Calif with one large city blending into there. Hurray!!! And we LOVE Hockey and so all worth it.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is both a museum and Hall of Fame. They are many exhibits of the NHL, its players and teams, memorabilia and trophies.
Love the old sweaters worn years ago.
Of course we love seeing anything Ducks. Getzlaf, the Ducks Captain, who had such a great year.
Temmu Selanne, who was shpwn here as a Fan Favorite of the League one year and will always be The Fan Favorite of all die hard Hockey Fans. We will miss you out on the Ice but look forward to see you in this building as an inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Here is a list of Stanley Cup Winners. We were fortunate to be at Honda Center when the Ducks won the Cup in 2007. One of our greatest memories. They won the Cup after only being in the NHL since 1993. It took the Kings almost 40 years .Yeah, now they have two but watch out. We will catch up soon. Looking at the different teams with their histories noted, it is surprising on some of the teams who have never won the Cup. It is really hard to win.
Below is some memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Final where the US beat the Russians.
We went into the Trophy Room which includes the first Stanley Cup ever.
What a great time. We are glad we got to see this and it only took 2 1/2 hours to get home, with no traffic at the border. And we got another beautiful sunset to end the day.