Can you identify each of the objects in this curated selection of hockey artifacts? Find out as you explore our virtual gallery of hockey pop culture.
From costumes to coins, Canadians have all kinds of hockey memorabilia. Check out the virtual gallery below to see if you can identify a selection of objects from our collection, just by looking at a picture.
Ready to make your guess official? Click on the image to get the answer and a little extra info about each artifact. Good luck, and have fun!
- Summit Series TicketThis is a ticket for the final game of the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the USSR. Thousands of Canadians travelled to Moscow to cheer on Team Canada. Their raucous expressions of support were in contrast to the more stoic responses of Soviet fans. Canada won the game 6–5, thanks to a now-iconic goal by Paul Henderson.
Canadian Museum of History, 2016-H0002.4, IMG2017-0226-0021-Dm.
- Soviet Gretzky–Tretiak BannerThis Soviet hockey pennant, which reads “World Hockey Masters,” commemorates a 1983 meeting between Wayne Gretzky and Vladislav Tretiak. Gretzky travelled to the USSR to learn about the country’s hockey development system from the legendary goalie. Rumour has it that they also spent a lot of time “out on the town” in Moscow.
Canadian Museum of History, 2016.31.64, IMG2019-0302-0022. Mike Wilson and Debra Thuet, “The Ultimate Leafs Fan” Collection.
- Munro Tabletop HockeyDecades ago, David B. wrote his name and address on the side of this table-hockey set, first released by Munro Games in the 1930s. Don Munro created table hockey in 1932, from items he found around the house. Eventually, games like this were sold through the Eaton’s catalogue.
Canadian Museum of History, 2004.18.469, IMG2016-253-0031-Dm. Robin Hamilton Harding.
- Hockey SweaterKnitted using a pattern from the Mary Maxim company, this children’s hockey sweater evokes early-morning trips to the rink. The image on the back was inspired by a 1934 photo of Charlie Conacher of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Canadian Museum of History, 2003.115.3, D2004-15691.
- Shania Twain Stage CostumeSinger Shania Twain performed in this costume inspired by the Montreal Canadiens, featuring Number 9 in tribute to the legendary Maurice “Rocket” Richard, during the Junos. Later in the show, she wore equally sparkly costumes representing Canada’s other National Hockey League teams.
Canadian Museum of History, 2010.160.1.1, IMG2016-0253-0008. Shania Twain.
- Maurice Richard Wrist BuilderMaurice Richard endorsed this wrist builder, sold in 1960 to help players “develop explosive hockey shooting power!” Instructions on the back of the package describe two exercises that will help fans build stronger wrists and score more goals.
Canadian Museum of History, 2002.81.7, S2002-7585.
- Maurice Richard ShirtMaurice “Rocket” Richard was spotted wearing this shirt on several occasions. It features images of himself and his teammates, along with the Montreal Canadiens logo. An icon even in his own time, Richard showed his sense of humour by sporting images of the likes of Jean Béliveau, Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Jacques Plante across his chest.
Canadian Museum of History, 2002.81.45, D2002-16209.
- Libby’s Beans Ad Featuring Frank MahovlichIn the 1960s, fans could get a Frank Mahovlich photo if they saved up their Libby’s Beans wrappers. In 2018, the Museum was lucky to have a visit from “the Big M” himself, who posed for a picture with this poster.
Canadian Museum of History, 2018-H00005.187, 2018-H005-187-001. Mike Wilson and Debra Thuet, “The Ultimate Leafs Fan” Collection.
- Hockey TelephoneHello, 1990s? We found your hockey-helmet telephone. Fans under 30 might not recognize this object. Its cord was plugged into the wall, and the buttons were pressed to make a phone call — an ideal way to talk to other Toronto Maple Leafs fans.
Canadian Museum of History, 2016.31.646, IMG2019-0302-0034. Mike Wilson and Debra Thuet, “The Ultimate Leafs Fan” Collection.
- Calgary Flames JerseyThis vintage Calgary Flames home jersey is from 1987, when Lanny McDonald was captain of the team and Håkan Loob tended net. Fans buy jerseys like this to show their loyalty to a team or player.
Canadian Museum of History, 2018.230.3, IMG2019-0534-007-Dm. Rick Hansen.
- Laura Secord Chocolate Hockey PuckTwo iconic Canadian symbols are featured on this chocolate hockey puck, sold by the Laura Secord candy company in the 1970s. The brand was named after a heroine of the War of 1812, and hockey is Canada’s national winter sport.
Canadian Museum of History, T-2473, IMG2016-306-0011-Dm.
- George Armstrong Shirriff Plastic Hockey CoinGeorge Armstrong was the first Indigenous player to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. Armstrong is featured on a great deal of memorabilia from the era, including this plastic coin. Fans could collect these from boxes of Shirriff instant Pudding or Salada Tea.
Canadian Museum of History, 2016.31.344.21, IMG2019-0022-0095. Mike Wilson and Debra Thuet, “The Ultimate Leafs Fan” Collection.
- Summit Series TicketHockey souvenirs aren’t just found in stores. Players keep badges, medals and jerseys as memories of their own careers. Manon Chapleau, who helped revive women’s hockey in Quebec during the 1970s, was one of the organizers of this 1975 tournament, which brought together female players from across the country.
Canadian Museum of History, 2015.96.26, IMG2017-0133-0139-Dm. Mme Manon Chapleau.
- Canucks Players Stickers for Coleco Table Hockey GameColeco table hockey sets allowed fans to customize their players, with stickers representing any team in the NHL. These unused Vancouver Canucks stickers show the distinctive “stick in the rink” logo used by the team from 1971 to 1978.
Canadian Museum of History, 2016.31.352, IMG2019-0022-0153. Mike Wilson and Debra Thuet, “The Ultimate Leafs Fan” Collection.