HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2020-Fri.,Nov. 12 to Mon.,15, 2021.
By Nicholas Chan, Kimberly Samnang and BKONTHESCENE
The Weekend was filled with a media introduction and ring ceremony in “The Grand Hall” at The Hockey Hall Of Fame on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 15th. The inductees for 2020 were: Doug Wilson, Kim St-Pierre, Kevin Lowe, Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa and Ken Holland
Because of the unique situation in our world, there was no induction ceremony in 2020, with those elected in 2020 instead being honoured during the 2021 induction weekend, scheduled for Nov. 12 to 15, 2021. The final day was the televised red carpet ceremony with festivities inside the Meridian Hall with a “who’s who” of celebrities and athletes. Elisha Cuthbert , Dion Phaneuf, Kris Draper, Mike Cammilari and Brian Burke were some of the special guests in the audience for this year’s event. Some heartfelt speeches were made by each individual participant during his/her moment on the podium. It’s always great to see former team mates attend to support their fellow athletes. The broadcast was live on TSN5 and NHL Network starting at 8:00pm.
On Sunday, the alumni game took place, featuring Team Modano (Team World) Vs. Team Niedermayer (Team Canada) at the Scotia Bank Arena. A fun game of “Shinny” to reminisce about the past hockey players who skated and played in either Maple Leaf Gardens, Air Canada Centre or Scotia Bank Arena. In addition to Niedermayer and Modano, the game also starred this year’s Hall of Fame inductees Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, and Kim St-Pierre. The Induction Class of 2020 received their official honoured Member Blazers at centre ice, prior to the exciting ‘Legends Game,” with Team Modano (Team World) winning with a final score of 10–8.
And as illustrious as this year’s induction was, next year’s should be just as high profile. We look forward to the 2022 HHOF induction week.
We would like to thank Kelly Masse of the HHOF, and Bob Stellick Marketing Communications Inc.for the invitation to this event .