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Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures

edited by Steve Cameron

introduction by Phil Pritchard

by (photographer) Matthew Manor

contributions by Adrienne Clarkson, Dave Bidini, James Duthie & Don Gillmor

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Category
Hockey, Essays
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554078875
    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
    List Price
    $39.95

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Description

The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 and was given a permanent home in Toronto in 1961. Aside from honoring those whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the development of the game, the Hockey Hall of Fame exists to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and promote all the objects and images that are significant to the story of ice hockey throughout the world.

The objects in the Hockey Hall of Fame tell hockey's story and capture hockey's personality. Icons, like Wayne Gretzky's tucked-in jersey, Jacques Plante's mask or Bobby Hull's curved stick blade, are recognized the world over. The Hockey Hall of Fame allows the past and present to collide in a mélange of mementos, paraphernalia, photos and videos of hockey's best, brightest and most intriguing moments.

And it is the same in Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures. This lavishly illustrated book is absolutely packed with beautiful color photography, displaying the most interesting, unique, famous and rare artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection. Woven through this presentation of artifacts are the words of Adrienne Clarkson, Dave Bidini, James Duthie and Don Gillmor, who share with readers their profoundly personal connection to the game.

Showcasing hundreds of individual items, Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures is the next best thing to being at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

 

About the authors

Steve Cameron, editor; Foreword by Scotty Bowman; Introduction by Phil Pritchard; Photographs by Mat

Steve Cameron's profile page

Phil Pritchard s'est joint au Temple de la renommée du hockey en 1988 et a joué un rôle clé dans la croissance du musée ainsi que dans son rétablissement au centre-ville de Toronto en 1993, et plus récemment dans l'inauguration en 2009 du nouvel emplacement où est conservée la vaste collection d'archives du musée. À titre de « gardien de la Coupe », Phil est également celui qui accompagne la Coupe Stanley sur la patinoire au moment de sa présentation aux champions de la LNH, rôle dont il s'acquitte depuis 1994. Phil a participé à de nombreuses émissions télévisées sur la Coupe Stanley et a été en vedette dans les versions anglaises de campagnes publicitaires pour Mastercard, Discover et Honda. Phil a visité plus de 35 pays où il a assisté à d'importants matchs de hockey amateur et professionnel, dont les Jeux olympiques et les championnats du monde.

Phil Pritchard's profile page

Matthew Manor's profile page

Adrienne Clarkson became Canada’s twenty-sixth Governor General in 1999 and served until September 2005. She is the bestselling author of Heart Matters: A Memoir, Room For All Of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, and Great Canadian Lives: Norman Bethune. In her multi-faceted career as an accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant, she has received numerous prestigious awards and honorary degrees in Canada and abroad. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In 2006, she established the Clarkson Cup, which is now the championship trophy for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. In 2007, she was appointed Colonel-in-Chief for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. A Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada, she lives in Toronto.

Adrienne Clarkson's profile page

Dave Bidini's first book, published in 1998, was the popular and critically acclaimed On a Cold Road, about what it's like to tour Canada in a rock 'n' roll band. He has since written four more books, Tropic Of Hockey (2001), Baseballissimo (2004), For Those About to Rock (2004) and The Best Game You Can Name (2005). When he is not writing or traveling the world, Bidini is rhythm guitarist for the Rheostatics. He also starred in the Gemini Award-winning film The Hockey Nomad. Dave Bidini lives with his wife and two children in Toronto.

 

Please visit Dave at www.davebidini.ca or follow him on Facebook.

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JAMES DUTHIE is one of North America's most recognized hockey media personalities, best known as the host of The NHL on TSN and for his coverage of the World Junior Championships. He is a regular contributor to TSN.ca (columns and blogs) and hosts TSN's annual NHL Draft coverage and Free Agent Frenzy. He is national co-host for CTV/TSN's coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. James's work on TSN's hockey broadcasts is seen throughout the US on the NHL Network and the Centre Ice package. He also appears weekly on the NHL Live show on Sirius Satellite Radio. James has been nominated for a Gemini six times and has also won TV Guide's "Sportscaster of the Year" award. His work has appeared in The Hockey News and Today's Parent and he writes a weekly column for the Ottawa Citizen. He is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

James Duthie's profile page

Don Gillmor is the author of the Libris Award-winning Canada: A People's History as well as six books for children. He was a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine and has won many awards for journalism. He is currently senior editor of Walrus magazine.

Don Gillmor's profile page

Editorial Reviews

For the puck-possessed the Hockey Hall of Fame is without question the hockey nerd's dream vault. (Its French name carries the full religious weight: Le temple de la renommee du hockey.) If you count yourself among those nerds but can't make the pilgrimage there--or won't, because it would mean visiting Toronto--the plush new coffee table-ready volume Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures offers a good simulation, filled with high-res photos of the relics that mark out a history as rich as any in sport.

Georgia Straight

The perfect holiday gift for any hockey fan, this presentation of more than 800 artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is so beautifully organized and printed that it should be irresistible to any sports fan--even one who doesn't much like hockey. Bowman, a former hall president, once said that the hall is "the cathedral of the icons of hockey," and the book's chapters present its treasures in great detail. "Celebrating the Game," for example, showcases a trove of trading cards, pennants, even a late 1970s Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait of New York Ranger star Rod Gilbert (the first player in Ranger history to have his number retired). And a chapter on "Playing the Game," which focuses on equipment, also features some fantastic 1950s-era black and white photos of players--posing and fighting--that are reminiscent of the best work of urban photojournalist Weegee. Interspersed are various essays by sports writers and hockey professionals, which add depth to many of the chapters. Best of all is an essay by journalist Adrienne Clarkson, whose essay on the birth of the Clarkson Cup, given to the champion of North American women's professional hockey, adds an essential element to the sport.

Publishers Weekly

There are treasures to be sure at the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto. But this book, a co-production of Firefly Books and the hall of fame itself, is also a treasure for hockey fans. With loving attention to detail and carefully chosen images, it describes and displays the special items in the Hall of Fame collection.

Waterloo Record

The perfect holiday gift for any hockey fan, this presentation of more than 800 artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is so beautifully organized and printed that it should be irresistible to any sports fan--even one who doesn't much like hockey. Bowman, a former hall president, once said that the hall is the cathedral of the icons of hockey, and the book's chapters present its treasures in great detail. Celebrating the Game, for example, showcases a trove of trading cards, pennants, even a late 1970s Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait of New York Ranger star Rod Gilbert (the first player in Ranger history to have his number retired). And a chapter on Playing the Game, which focuses on equipment, also features some fantastic 1950s-era black and white photos of players--posing and fighting--that are reminiscent of the best work of urban photojournalist Weegee. Interspersed are various essays by sports writers and hockey professionals, which add depth to many of the chapters. Best of all is an essay by journalist Adrienne Clarkson, whose essay on the birth of the Clarkson Cup, given to the champion of North American women's professional hockey, adds an essential element to the sport.

Publishers Weekly

Can't get to the Hall? Save on gas or plane fare and get this striking hardcover highlight package of photos and tidbits. Artifacts you had never thought people would save and some that were too large for Hall display.

Toronto Sun

Visiting a sports hall of fame dedicated to a game you love is one of the most oddly emotional experiences in any fan's life. For hockey fans who aren't able to travel to the actual Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, this spectacularly designed showcase comes a close second. The contents are mostly what fans would expect--thematic essays on aspects of the sport surrounded by images of the mementos and memorabilia housed in the hall--but these pages really jump! Collages of hockey cards and pennants splatter the pages with color; a beguiling double-page spread of rumpled Team Canada jerseys float together almost as if they are billowing in the wind; a quasi-surrealistic assortment of hockey equipment-skates, whistles, bells, an I.D. badge-seems to rise in midair against the backdrop of a scarred endboard from old Chicago Stadium. And let's not forget sticks and pucks: again, the images take these most basic tools of the hockey player's trade and turn them into the stuff of modern art, with cross-section-like images that fill the pages with color and history. Come for the nostalgia, but stay for the remarkable display of bookmaking. For hockey fans who aren't able to travel to the actual Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, this spectacularly designed showcase comes a close second. The contents are mostly what fans would expect--thematic essays on aspects of the sport surrounded by images of the mementos and memorabilia housed in the hall--but these pages really jump! ... Come for the nostalgia, but stay for the remarkable display of bookmaking.

Booklist

Firefly...teams up with the Hockey Hall of Fame to handsomely present many of the artifacts of the game in Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures. To diehard fans this will be a visual skate around among the talismans of hockey's greatest moments, players and contests.

Publishers Weekly Sports Issue

Every hockey fan, at least one time in their lives, must make the pilgrimage to Toronto.... Until you go, and even if you've been, you'll do well this season with Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures, a spectacular photographic collection of some of the best items either displayed or archived at the shrine. Superb extended captions at the back of the book describe in detail many of the items, some wacky, others wonderful, the images tied together by a series of thoughtful essays.

Montreal Gazette

[Treasures] provides a window onto the hockey soul, making the game's history accessible without pandering. A highlight is the collection of game-worn gear, amateur and pro, from the 19th century to the present. For anyone who has hung out in a hockey dressing room, or lived with a hockey player and his equipment bag, seeing so many pads, skates, gauntlets and helmets together will evoke a nauseating stench. Yet here dozens of them pose as art objects, beautifully photographed.

Wall Street Journal

This book is a treasure trove of mementoes which will appeal to hockey fans of all ages.

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