Do you like hockey? As you know, hockey is a popular past-time sport in Canada. Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the heart of the Toronto downtown core, just a few blocks from the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, I decided to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF). The last time I visited HHOF was 4 years ago after my vacation to Vancouver during the Winter Olympics. I still remembered the precious “Lucky Toonie” that won us the men’s hockey gold medal with the famous overtime goal scored by Sidney Crosby.
Although HHOF isn’t a super big place but it has multi-levels of exhibits that are very interesting. I learned more about the history and the legends of the game with their displays and their biographies, etc. I got to check out the various NHL trophies that were given out every year to the top NHL performers! I even posed a photo with the Stanley Cup trophy. There was also a replica of the Montreal Canadiens locker room, featuring some of the all-time Habs players such as Bob Gainey, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy, etc.
I also got to test out my NHL knowledge with their computerized trivia games that I could have a friendly competition among my friends. If you want to test out your hockey skills, they had stimulation goalie and slapshot games that you can showoff your skills. There were 3 different hockey levels: Rookie, Pro and All-Star levels. I opted for the all-star level and I did quite well, making 4 out of 5 possible saves in the stimulation game.
Also remember to check out it’s latest Hockey Hall of Fame Film called “Stanley’s Game Seven – 3D” which combines a stunning mix of original live action, computer generated 3D animation, and classic archival footage of some of the most renowned playoff moments in Stanley Cup history.
Since I have my own MoVernie on the MOVE show, testing out my play-by-play hockey game calling at the TSN Broadcast section would be fun. They had a number of short video clips that showed some of the highlighted hockey moments. I chose a few of them and made some voice-over clips. Although I held my own and did a decent job in the game calling, but trust me, it ain’t easy to call the entire game. Mad respect to those talented play-by-play announcers around the nation.
I enjoyed my time at the Hockey Hall of Fame and would highly recommend my followers to visit it the next time you travel to Toronto.
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