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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 / 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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Centennial Fan Arena travel diary

Mobile Hall of Fame arrives in Kenora, Ontario, for Hockey Day in Canada @NHL

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 along the way to provide updates.

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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 / 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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NHL Centennial Fan Arena rolls into Nashville

Traveling museum features exhibits, interactive games, historic artifacts

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The NHL Centennial Fan Arena will make its eighth stop on its year-long trip around the League in Nashville on Saturday and Sunday.

The Nashville Predators host the Florida Panthers on Saturday (2 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-TN, NHL.TV) at Bridgestone Arena and the Dallas Stars on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, FS- SW, FS-TN, NHL.TV).

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NHL® Centennial Fan Arena Comes to Smashville

Celebrate 100 Years of the NHL All Weekend Long

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

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The NHL's Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Nashville

The NHL's Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Nashville, and P.K. Subban wants you to check it out (2/8/17)

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One hundred years of hockey history in one weekend. It's pretty spectacular, and it's coming to Nashville.

This Saturday and Sunday, the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena makes a stop in the Music City, a unique opportunity for fans to experience the 100-year history of the League, plus play street hockey, drive a virtual Zamboni® ice resurfacing machine and even snap a photo with the Stanley Cup®.

Plus, Preds alumni Greg Johnson and Tomas Vokoun will join the fun on Saturday, signing autographs from 10 a.m. until noon CT.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena visits St. Louis

Interactive experience adds to memorable 50th anniversary season for Blues

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- In a 50th anniversary season that has already included hosting the 2017 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the St. Louis Blues are in the spotlight once again.

The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is spending the weekend in downtown St. Louis in front of the Central Library, just blocks away from Scottrade Center.

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NHL donating $5,000 to every NHL team's cause

To celebrate Centennial, grants will be used to promote inclusiveness, diversity in hockey @NHL

As part of Hockey for Everyone and the NHL's Centennial Celebration, the NHL is donating $5,000 to every NHL team to contribute to their respective communities. The grants will be used to promote inclusiveness and diversity in hockey.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena impresses P.K. Subban

Mobile, interactive museum stops at All-Star Weekend before tour of League markets resumes

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist

LOS ANGELES -- P.K. Subban was fashionably late Sunday morning for his private tour of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena.

And when you think about it, that's exactly the way it should have been. Twelve hours earlier, Subban had been on stage with Snoop Dogg, performing -- sort of -- with the iconic rapper at a splashy NHL All-Star party.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena comes to Anaheim

Touring tribute to century of hockey history brings together backers of rival teams

by Abbey Mastracco / Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- The Hardy family of Lake Forrest, California, is made up of diehard Los Angeles Kings fans. So you can imagine the looks they got on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim when they came to experience the NHL's Centennial Fan Arena clad in silver and black.

But Tom Hardy said he believes the Centennial Fan Arena, a touring tribute to a century of hockey tradition and history, should be about celebrating the game and the League's past and bringing fans of all teams together.

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Teemu Selanne enjoying life after hockey

Retired Ducks star having fun being with family, hosting reality TV show

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Husband, father, son, restaurateur, reality TV star, retired hockey player and an occasionally frustrated golfer with a love-hate relationship with the sport.

There seems to be no limit to the present roles and future possibilities for Teemu Selanne, who would appear to be a virtual lock to join the Hockey Hall of Fame later this year.

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