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WHA Hall Of Fame museum display
honoring the 1972-1979 major hockey league

 

World Hockey Association Hall of Fame
celebrates 40th anniversary display
at the US Hockey Hall of Fame Museum




Eveleth, Minnesota – The United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum will
unveil to the public the new The World Hockey Association Hall of Fame
display on Friday, October 26, 2012. The Octoberfest-style opening event,
dubbed “Museum Fest,” will be held from 4-7 pm at the museum’s Eveleth,
Minnesota location at 801 Hat Trick Avenue. The $10 admission price includes
brats and beverages, and tickets are available at the door. The celebration is
being presented in conjunction with the Eveleth Area Community Foundation.

The WHA Hall of Fame display opens on almost the exact 40th anniversary of
the league’s first game. The new exhibit will celebrate the WHA and how the
league created major league opportunities for American players and American
hockey markets.

“We are delighted to be part of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum,”
WHA Hall of Fame president Timothy Gassen says. “The WHA was created by
Americans and the league has been instrumental in the evolution of American
hockey. We are thankful that the WHA will be featured at the national shrine for
American hockey.”

Of special local interest is the inclusion of a WHA Minnesota Fighting Saints
jersey worn by Jeff Carlson, who grew up in nearby Virginia, Minnesota in a
renowned hockey family. Carlson is well known as one of the infamous “Hanson
Brothers” characters from the classic 1977 Paul Newman hockey film “Slap
Shot.” Jeff, Jack and Steve Carlson all played for the WHA Minnesota Fighting
Saints in the mid-1970s.

What: U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum “Museum Fest” & WHA display debut
Where: 801 Hat Trick Avenue, Eveleth, Minnesota
When: Friday, October 26, 2012, 4-7 pm
How much: $10, tickets available at the door

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame: www.ushockeyhall.com

Also new: the photo book “WHA Hall of Fame: a photographic history of the
rebel league 1972-1979,” from St. Johann Press and here at www.WHAhof.com

 
 

 

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