The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1985 when the first honoured members were named and plaques were erected in their honour. The first group of inductees was large in order to recognize the accomplishments of Manitoba players, coaches, builders and teams at the international, national, provincial and local levels for many, many years. Induction ceremonies were held on an annual or bi-annual basis through 1993. Since 1995, the Foundation has added to its honour roll every second year.
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum is located on the main level of the MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg. The Players Wall is just inside the main entrance in the northeast corner and the Builders Wall is in the northwest corner. A Wall of Champions for teams in the Hall of Fame is located opposite the Builders Wall. The museum also includes a tribute to Olympic gold medallists and an enclosed memorabilia area. Until it was relocated to the new MTS Centre in late 2004, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was housed in the Winnipeg Arena. The Foundation also maintains a Wall of Fame photo gallery in the CanadInns Polo Park in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame All-Star
In 2000, the Manitoba Hockey Foundation recognized a century of hockey excellence in Manitoba, with announcing the “Best”.
1st All-Star Team
Goal - Terry Sawchuk
Defense - Babe Pratt, Jack Stewart
Forwards - Andy Bathgate, Bobby Clarke, Bill Mosienko
Coach - Dick Irvin
2nd All-Star Team
Goal - Chuck Gardiner
Defense - Ching Johnson, Ken Reardon
Forwards - Frank Fredrickson, Bryan Hextall, Reg Leach
Coach - Billy Reay