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.
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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