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NHL Centennial Fan Arena visits Ottawa

Fans visit for chance to see rare memorabilia, take pictures with Stanley Cup

by Chris Stevenson / NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- A cold wind blew outside Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday and the cheeks of 15-month-old Blake Boken, who was being held by his father, Dan, were a rosy red.

The Bokens, along with mom Leah, were the first in line to experience the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, an interactive traveling fan experience visiting all NHL markets across North America in 2017. The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the League's Centennial Celebration, honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players and teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments. 

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Centennial Fan Arena travel diary

Mobile Hall of Fame on way to Ottawa following 'amazing' weekend in Denver

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The Centennial Fan Arena, a mobile Hall of Fame consisting of two 53-foot trucks, is a monument to the NHL's deep and vibrant history. Throughout 2017, it will travel across North America, visiting all 31 NHL markets and other stops along the way.

Chris Asbhy and Scott Wenge, the two drivers responsible for the transport of the Fan Arena, will be checking in regularly with NHL.com along the way to provide updates.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena makes stop in Colorado

Fans flock to interactive exhibit, take photos with Stanley Cup

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- When Jon Crenshaw and his son Matthew, 10, heard the Stanley Cup would be at the Pepsi Center this weekend as part of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, they made the 45-mile trip from Loveland, Colo., for the chance to see it in person and take some selfies.

"Really shiny," said Matthew, whose favorite player is Avalanche center Matt Duchene. "My dad really wanted us to see it. We were looking at all the Avs on it. Maybe next time we'll see Matt Duchene's name. That would be awesome."

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena makes stop in Ottawa

Senators fans can take part in interactive digital displays, also celebrate 125th anniversary of Stanley Cup, 25th of team

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators and National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Ottawa, March 16, 18 and 19. An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the League's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players and teams, remarkable plays, and unforgettable moments. 

Free of charge and open to fans of all ages, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena will visit Canadian Tire Centre on March 16 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. ET, prior to the Senators' home game versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Located in the plaza outside of the Gate 1 entrance to Canadian Tire Centre, fans will have the opportunity to visit the Museum Truck - the crown jewel of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena - and try the Clear the Ice Zamboni® VR Experience as well as much more.

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Centennial Fan Arena Alumni Signing

by ColoradoAvalanche.com / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche alumni Milan Hejduk, Pierre Turgeon and Ken Klee will join the NHL Centennial feativities on Sat., March 11, as part of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena experience at Pepsi Center.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the former players will meet fans and sign autographs. Around 4 p.m., the trio will participate in a Q&A session on the Screen Truck stage.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena makes stop in Florida

Panthers fans take part in interactive digital displays, see Stanley Cup during three-day event

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The NHL's Centennial Fan Arena made its way to the Sunshine State this weekend, where Florida Panthers fans were able to participate in an interactive experience to help honor the League's first 100 years.

The festivities began Thursday at BB&T Center with a watch party for the Panthers game at the Philadelphia Flyers.

They concluded with a seven-hour celebration at the Fan Arena on Saturday, where the Stanley Cup was on display. Panthers season-ticket holders had priority access for the first three hours.

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Stadium Series festivities begin at The PreGame

Stanley Cup, NHL Centennial Fan Arena, warm weather highlight Heinz Field tailgate party

by Bill Price / NHL.com Editor-in-Chief

PITTSBURGH -- It may be February, but it felt like June in the Steel City on Friday, and the spring-like weather was not the only reason.

The Stanley Cup, which the Pittsburgh Penguins won last June, was on display at The PreGame, the official tailgate party of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The PreGame, located outside Heinz Field, where the Penguins will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports 2, NHL.TV), is open to fans from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena Visits Colorado

by Colorado Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Denver, March 10-11. An interactive traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena is part of the NHL's Centennial festivities honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments.

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Fan Arena big hit in Kenora, Ontario

Museum truck thrills crowd during Hockey Day in Canada festivities

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

KENORA, Ontario -- He never expected a vintage hockey helmet to put a smile on his face, but Jeff Booth left the NHL Centennial Fan Arena on Saturday marveling at the sight of a Cooper SK10.

The helmet was just one of several historic pieces on display in the Fan Arena, which made a one-day stop to Kenora, Ontario, the host city for this year's Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena reaches Nashville

Father, daughter get water bottle from Predators first shutout signed by former goalie Tomas Vokoun

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Former Nashville Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun finished a game on Jan. 15, 1999 with his first career shutout in a 2-0 win against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Predators fan Lee Binkley, and his daughter Kelsey, left that same game with Vokoun's water bottle and memories that would go far beyond the first shutout in Predators history.

"It was my daughter's first game, she was seven," Binkley said. "It was special to me and I wanted it to be special to her, so I thought we needed to get a puck or something. We weren't able to get a puck before the game warmups so we stayed after the game. We took her down to the ice to look at the arena, and as the equipment man was putting the nets up, I noticed the water bottle still on top of the net. 

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