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A two story brick building with four large windows evenly spaced, and a large logo in between them, like the number five on a die, two leafless trees flank the building's entrance.

International Hockey Hall of Fame building

The International Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHOF) was founded on September 10, 1943, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. On April 25, 1941, a report in the Montreal Gazette stated that the movement to establish the IHHOF was "started by Fred Corcoran to have something similar for hockey now that baseball and golf have their own hall of fame."[1] With the movement started a city would need to be named to house the IHHOF. Kingston was chosen thanks to James T. Sutherland’s passionate argument that Kingston was the birthplace of hockey stating:

There may be some who still claim sundry and diverse places as being the authentic spot or locality. Whatever measure of merit the claim of other places may have, I think it is generally admitted and has been substantially proven on many former occasions that the actual birthplace of organized hockey is the city of Kingston, in the year 1888.[1]

With the establishment of the IHHOF it became the first sports Hall of Fame in Canada. However, establishing a permanent building for IHHOF became delayed by bureaucracy and lack of building funds and with no facility competed by 1958 then NHL President Clarence Campbell withdrew the league's support of the Kingston based Hall of Fame.[1] Campbell decided instead to establish the NHL’s own Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The IHHOF honored 40 members before the National Hockey League removed its support; these first 40 members of the IHHOF were recognized in the new Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1966, the International Hockey Hall of Fame honored two more members (Busher Jackson and Bun Cook), who were the last to gain this honor.[2] These two were also inducted into the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame, although at later dates: Jackson in 1971, and Cook in 1995.

In 1961 the IHHOF began construction on a new two-story building, officially opening it in 1965[3], and in 1978 it was enlarged to its current size of 9,500 square feet. The first floor is devoted to the honored members and historic exhibits, while the second floor houses the Capt. James T. Sutherland Lounge.[4] Despite no longer inducting players the IHHOF continues to operate in Kingston with the hopes of connecting new generations to hockey heritage and inspiring people of all backgrounds through exhibits exploring and celebrating hockey’s history.[5]


The ice hockey player stands, wearing a Canadians jersey with the traditional large "C" crest and big leather gloves and other older style equipment.

Howie Morenz, inducted in 1945

An ice hockey Goaltender stands, also wearing a Canadians jersey, small leg pads and old style gloves, he also is without a mask, while posing for the photo but it was also the style of the time.

Georges Vezina, inducted in 1945.

a black and white photo of a young hockey player standing on his skates with his arms folded leaning slightly on an upside down hockey stick

Cyclone Taylor, inducted in 1947

The mask-less ice hockey goalie stands in the crease wearing the small leg pads and gloves of yesteryear.

Lester Patrick, inducted in 1947.

Name Category Year elected Most prevalent team/contribution
Sir Mountagu Allan Builder 1945 Donated the Allan Cup
Donald Bain Player 1945 Winnipeg Victorias
“Hobie” A.H. Baker Player 1945 Princeton University
Richard R. Boon Player 1952 Montreal AAA
Russell Bowie Player 1945 Montreal Victorias
Frank Calder Builder 1947 First NHL President
Aubrey “Dit” Clapper Player 1947 Boston Bruins
Fred “Bun” Cook Player 1966 New York Rangers
William Cook Player 1952 New York Rangers
Allen M. “Scotty” Davidson Player 1950 Toronto Blue Shirts
Charles Graham Drinkwater Player 1950 Montreal Victorias
Charles R “Chuck” Gardiner Player 1945 Chicago Blackhawks
Eddie Gerard Player 1945 Ottawa Senators
Frank “Moose” Goheen Player 1952 St. Paul Saints
Silas “Si” Griffis Player 1950 Vancouver Millionaires
William A. Hewitt Builder 1947 Sportswriter
Harvey “Busher” Jackson Player 1966 Toronto Maple Leafs
Ernie “Moose” Johnson Player 1966 Montreal Wanderers
Aurel Joliat Player 1947 Montreal Canadians
Edouard C. “Newsy” Lalonde Player 1950 Montreal Canadians
Duncan “Mickey” MacKay Player 1952 Vancouver Millionaires
Joseph Malone Player 1950 Quebec Bulldogs
Frank McGee Player 1945 Ottawa Silver Seven
Howie Morenz Player 1945 Montreal Canadians
Frank Nighbor Player 1947 Ottawa Senators
Francis Nelson Builder 1947 OHA Governor to the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada
William Northey Builder 1947 President of the Montreal AAA
Lester Patrick Player 1947 New York Rangers
Thomas Phillips Player 1945 Kenora Thistles
Harvey Pulford Player 1945 Ottawa Silver Seven
George T. Richardson Player 1950 Queen’s University
John Ross Robertson Builder 1947 OHA President from 1899 to 1905
Claude G. Robinson Builder 1947 Executive for the Winnipeg Victorias
Arthur H. Ross Player 1945 Montreal Wanderers
Edward “Eddie” Shore Player 1947 Boston Bruins
Lord Stanley (of Preston) Builder 1945 Donated the Stanley Cup
William H. “Hod” Stuart Player 1945 Montreal Wanderers
James T. Sutherland Builder 1947 CAHA President 1919

OHA President 1915-1918

Fred “Cyclone” Taylor Player 1947 Vancouver Millionaires
Harry Trihey Player 1950 Montreal Shamrocks
Georges Vezina Player 1945 Montreal Canadians

^  Names appear in similar fashion to the way in which they are displayed at the International Hockey Hall of Fame.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The History of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Retrieved on March, 7 2010.
  2. Hall of Famers. International Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on March 3, 2010.
  3. International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. The Canadian Retrieved on March, 29 2010.
  4. Danilov, Victor J. (1997). Hall of fame museums: a reference guide. Greenwood Publishing Group, 224. 
  5. Mission Statement. Retrieved on April, 9 2010.

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