NHL Centennial Exhibit stops in Washington

On Friday and Saturday, the NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena made a pit stop in the nation’s capital. Fans were able to visit the exhibit Friday and Saturday to play hockey, go inside the Centennial truck — a traveling museum of the NHL’s first 100 years, and get their picture with the Stanley Cup. The Fan Arena is stopping in each of the League’s 31 markets over the course of this year. NoVa Caps’ photographer Joe Noyes was on hand to capture a few images from the exhibit.

Students from DC public schools got a special treat on Friday when Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin and Hall of Famer Peter Bondra stopped by to play some street hockey.

A few photos from inside the NHL’s traveling exhibit:


A collection of vintage hockey sticks


Lord Stanley’s Cup


The Stanley Cup is (finally) in D.C.


New goalie pads vs. old time goalie pads


Goaltender’s eye cage protector


Old fashioned goalie mask


The progression of making the Stanley Cup


Old-time goalie gloves


Old-time hockey gloves


The progression of hockey sticks throughout time.


Old-time hockey skates


A Capitals Jersey from when they went to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998.


Old time NHL jerseys

Photos by NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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