If you happen to find yourself in Toronto this weekend and you're a Blackhawks fan, you may want to head over to the Hockey Hall of Fame around 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, to see Blackhawks President John McDonough present Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hall of Fame with an official Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship ring. Jay Blunk, Senior VP of Business Operations for the Blackhawks, Blackhawks Senior Director Al MacIsaac and Media Relations Director Brandon Faber, will also be on hand.â†µ â†µ
The ring, which is being donated by the team, will be placed in a display with the first Stanley Cup ring from 1893, as well as rings donated by Bill Hays from 1961's Blackhawks team, Daryl "Doc" Seaman's 1989 ring from Calgary and Bob Johnson's 1991 ring from Pittsburgh. The display also contains rings from the 2007 Anaheim team, the 2008 Detroit team and the 2009 Pittsburgh team, which were donated by the owners of the teams.
You may want to stick around and learn a bit about the history of the Stanley Cup rings while you're there from Hockey Hall of Fame curator Phil Pritchard.â†µ â†µ
Be sure to check out the rest of the exhibits, as well. It's a pilgrimage all hockey fans should make at least once.