April 08

Women’s Hockey Exhibit @ The Hockey Hall Of Fame-Tues.,April 4th,2023

Photography By Kimberly Samnang

A new women’s exhibit that includes the Abby Hoffman Trophy, Jayna Hefford CWHL MVP Trophy and Angela James Bowl for CWHL top scorer was unveiled Tuesday at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

Celebrating the iconic women of the game and chronicling the history of their remarkable journey. Explore an immersive compilation of artifacts and memorabilia showcasing the over century-long history of women in hockey from the rise of the game in the 1890s, post WWII re-emergence, mainstream triumphs and modern-day barrier breakers. The women’s hockey story – experience it now, only at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Angela James and Jayna Hefford put the finishing touches on the exhibit on Tuesday morning, placing trophies named after them into a display case at the shrine to hockey in downtown Toronto. James, the general manager of the Premier Hockey Federation’s Toronto Six, and Hefford, an operations consultant with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association, may have different visions of the sport’s future but agreed on the importance of the new showcase.

The PHF has seven independently owned teams in Boston, Buffalo, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, Montreal and Toronto. Those teams travel to play each other on a weekly basis. The Toronto Six won the Isobel Cup on March 29 with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Minnesota Whitecaps.The PWHPA tours North America, with several games held at one venue over the course of a weekend with four teams named after its major sponsors. Team Harvey’s beat Team Scotiabank 5-4 on March 12 in the association’s championship game. 

The exhibit includes nearly 100 artifacts from over 130 years of women’s hockey history. Some highlights include the Clarkson Cup, Abby Hoffman Trophy, Jayna Hefford CWHL MVP Trophy and Angela James Bowl for CWHL top scorer.

In attendance were: 

Team Canada: Sarah Fillier, Danielle Serdachny

Team Germany:Daria Gleissner,Laura Kluge

Team Sweden:Anna Kjellbin, Hanna Olsson 

Team Czechia:Katerina Mrazova, Michaela Pejzlova

We would like to thank the Hockey Hall Of Fame for the invitation to this event.