Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame situated at Harfa Mall in Prague was officially expanded yesterday by a new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of NHL. The ceremony was attended by famous former and current Czech ice hockey players, including Dominik Hasek, Martin Rucinsky and Petr Nedved, and also U.S. Ambassador Steve King and Canadian Ambassador Barbara Richardson.
The Hall of Fame includes about 150 items, some of them borrowed from the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame. “For some of those artefacts, this is the first time they can be seen in Europe. It is a great thing that the exhibition celebrates achievements of Czech, American and Canadian NHL players,” said President Tomas Kral of the Czech Union of Ice Hockey.
Ambassador King, who is a big fan of ice hockey in his home state of Wisconsin, said ice hockey and NHL´s popularity represent a great shared tie between Americans and Czechs.