Hockey Hall of Fame, Celebrating the Women’s Game

Celebrating the trailblazers of the women’s game and chronicling the history of their remarkable journey. Explore an immersive compilation of artifacts and memorabilia showcasing the over century-long history of women in hockey from the rise of the game in the 1890s, post WWII re-emergence, mainstream triumphs and modern-day barrier breakers. The women’s hockey story – experience it now, only at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Women’s Hockey Story – explore the artifacts and stories spotlighting key individuals and teams for their contributions to the game, including:

  • Preston Rivulettes superstar Hilda Ranscombe’s sweater, gloves and socks – in the 1930s, this dynasty team played 350 games, only losing two and tying three
  • Bev Beaver’s 1975 Burlington Ladies jersey. Beaver, who is Mohawk from Six Nations Reserve, played competitive hockey for over four decades and was the COWHL’s leading scorer in 1967 and 1972
  • Cammi Granato’s (HHOF 2010) Olympic torch used in the lead up to USA looking to defend their gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics
  • Finnish goaltender Noora Raty’s jersey worn during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship where she backstopped the Finns to a victory in the semi-final against Canada, becoming the first team besides Canada and the United States to play for gold

The game’s greatest stage is well represented throughout the Hall. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Jocelyne Lamoureux’s stick used for shootout goal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to give the United States their first gold medal since 1998 (World of Hockey, Olympic Display)
  • The ‘Lucky Loonie’, discovered by the Canadian Women’s Team after they captured their first Olympic gold medal in 2002 (World of Hockey, Olympic Display)
  • Riikka Sallinen’s (HHOF 2022) jersey from the 1998 where she led the tournament with 12 points and lead Finland to the first-ever Olympic bronze medal for Women’s Ice Hockey (New Inductee Showcase, Spirit of Hockey)

IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship artifacts from the inaugural 1990 tournament to present day including:

  • Marie-Philip Poulin’s OT gold medal winning goal stick, Hilary Knight’s jersey and Alina Muller’s helmet (IIHF Year in Review)
  • Manon Rhéaume’s Canada mask worn from 1992-94 as a member of two gold medal winning teams (The Mask presented by Import Dragons)
  • Jayna Hefford’s (HHOF 2018) yellow-accented Canada jersey for cancer awareness and Angela James’ (HHOF 2010) pink Canada sweater (World of Hockeyand Women’s Hockey – Celebrating Excellence)
  • The trophy plate presented to Canada after winning gold at the first IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship played in Ottawa, Ontario in 1990 (World of Hockeyand Women’s Hockey – Celebrating Excellence)

Explore our collection of artifacts covering NCAA and U Sports to the defunct CWHL, original NWHL, WWHL and COWHL to the PHF and PWHPA, including:

  • Jerseys worn by superstars Cassie Campbell, Julie Chu, Angela James (HHOF 2010), Geraldine Heaney (HHOF 2013) and more (throughout museum)
  • Julie Chu’s stick used at Harvard and helmet worn by Hilary Knight at the University of Wisconsin are highlights among other NCAA and U Sports artifacts (Changing Face of Hockeyand Road to the Top)
  • Pucks from the 2018 Clarkson Cup Championship that saw the Markham Thunder defeat the Kunlun Red Star in overtime to top the CWHL season (Changing Face of Hockey)
  • Lesley Reddon’s mask worn from 1989-96. Reddon would go on to be a member of Canada’s first Women’s Olympic team, taking silver in 1998 (The Mask presented by Import Dragons)

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