Photo: Troyer Ventures owner Steve Troyer is pictured with Allan Cup President Paul van Nostrand – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
Troyer Ventures has backed the Allan Cup Committee’s plan to have a Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit in Fort St. John.
At a media conference on Wednesday, Allan Cup Committee President Paul Van Nostrand thanked Troyer Ventures President Steve Troyer for his contribution, and said that Troyer had been enthusiastic about the idea since he first broached the subject.
The exhibit will be set up in the east-end of the North Peace Arena lobby from Tuesday, April 20th until Saturday, April 24th. Van Nostrand says the display will include four seperate themes, including the NHL Original Six, Team Canada, Western Canadian Hockey, and the history of the Allan Cup. It will also include two of the most popular interactive games from the Hall of Fame.
The Stanley Cup itself will be on hand for one day, though organizers aren’t sure yet which day that will be.
Van Nostrand says the display will be managed by a group of volunteers (possibly including some minor Flyers), to be co-ordinated by Ken Rutherford.
Van Nostrand hopes the display will be open outside of game hours, so that those without game tickets can still enjoy it. That would mean opening at around 9 a.m., and possibly between the afternoon and evening games.
For his part, Steve Troyer says getting involved in events like the Allan Cup are simply a way for him to thank all the people who contribute to his business, and to do more than simply pay wages and bills. [asset|aid=2447|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a2d7618242c64ddcd84befd94b27e9fb-Troyer-important_1_Pub.mp3]
Thanks to Troyer Ventures, the exhibit will be free of charge.