Hockey Hall of Fame - History of Hockey Course
8-week online course led by "Keeper of the Cup" Phil Pritchard

No one knows the Cup, or the history of the game of hockey, better than Phil Pritchard, VP of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Keeper of the Cup. Join Phil as he takes you through the history of the game you love in our 8-week behind the scenes look at the game of Hockey like you’ve never seen it before.  

NEXT START
DATE

January
20

Weekly Live Audio Chats
with Phil Pritchard

Mondays: 7pm PST/10pm EST
 

Class size limited to 20 Students

  • 8-week online course
  • Access to the SMWW Network
  • Resume Enhancement
  • Career Advice for
    Years to Come
 

Why You Should Take the Hockey Hall of Fame History of Hockey Course

True fans of Hockey will relish in the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the history and hidden stories surrounding the game.

Our 8-week online course will NOT be a compilation of recycled stories told countless times before, it will cover the heart and soul of the game through Phil Pritchard, VP of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Keeper of the Cup and Hockey historian.

Phil delves into vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters of the game, sharing first-person accounts and stories never before told. He’ll share the history of the game no one wants to talk about; the lies, corruption, and characters that have stained the respectful game. Life on the road, traveling 200+ days per year with the Stanley Cup quite literally beside him. And he’ll examine the growth of the game, the digital age and what the future holds.

This course will be unlike any other, tantalizing you with the unexpected each week, and ultimately satisfying your appetite for hockey knowledge beyond the common.

If you have a desire to work in the game of hockey, just think how powerful it will be to say you have been taught the history of the game by Phil Pritchard! Or maybe you are a fan who wants to deepen their knowledge or a journalist with a desire for historical perspective.

Whatever your reasoning, if you have a passion for hockey, this course is perfect for you.

What You Can Expect from Our History of Hockey Online Course

When you sign up for our Hockey Hall of Fame course you will interact directly with the Keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard via his live weekly audio chats. You’ll learn a wealth of information not only about the Stanley Cup but about the various teams and players who have battled to win the cup over the last 120 years.

  • Week 1: The Evolution of the Game of Hockey
  • Week 2: Growth Beyond Canada
  • Week 3: The Modern Game
  • Week 4: Traditions, Trophies, Lure, and Superstitions
  • Week 5: international Leagues, NHL Going Global
  • Week 6: Hockey Hall of Fame and its Role
  • Week 7: Preserving the Game at Every Level
  • Week 8: The Future of Hockey and How You Can Grow the Game in Your Area

 

Are you excited yet?!

Included in the course fee:

  • A live interactive video tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame with Phil Pritchard. Enjoy opportunities to ask questions as Phil takes you personally thru the HHOF, (15 exhibit areas covering 60,000 square feet, including the International Hockey Hall of Fame). 

  • A chance to view trophies, memorabilia, and equipment worn by players during special games. Phil will show you his personal favorite artifacts and share memories. Phil will also share with you artifacts from the HHOF Resource Library.

  • 2 Hockey Hall of Fame Entry Tickets (value $40)

  • 5 Hockey books hand-chosen by Phil Pritchard

Meet your Mentor

As vice-president of the Hockey Hall of Fame, one of Phil Pritchard's highest-profile responsibilities is as "Keeper of the Cup", the personal chauffeur and white-gloved protector to Lord Stanley's Trophy. Since 1994 Phil Pritchard has shared in the glory of championship moments, hand-delivering the trophy to the newly crowned champions. And since the trophy is given to each individual player for a day, Pritchard travels in the name of hockey more than 200 days a year!

Since joining the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 Phil has been instrumental in the museum's growth, including its 1993 move to Toronto and, more recently, the 2009 opening of the new home of the museum’s vast archival collections.

In addition to his responsibilities with the Hockey Hall of Fame, Phil has served for many years on the Board of Directors for International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) as well as the Canadian Association of Sport Heritage (C.A.S.H). Pritchard is a committee member for the Lester Patrick Award (which selects outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States) and sits on the International Ice Hockey Federations “Historical Committee”.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Sheridan College Hall of Fame and in 2009, he received the Schroeder Award from the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA), the ISHA’s highest honor.

Course Details

Weekly Audio Chats: A unique aspect of each 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate in 8 weekly live interactive audio chats with Phil Pritchard and Dr. Lynn Lashbrook. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within professional hockey via the internet. This is available via any online computer. Headset and microphone are included in your course materials. Live audio chats are recorded and archived so students can listen live or at their convenience.

Online Education: This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow hockey business-minded students and faculty. All course materials and textbooks are included in the course fee.

Global Participation: SMWW students participate from over 162 countries. Courses have an international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic discounts.

Military Discount: For those individuals who represent their country in military service we offer a discount. Please contact info@smww.com if you are active, reserve, or a retired member of your countries military system. Thank you for serving your country! (Please include what country and specific part of the military.)
For more information on the Military Discount Click Here

Tax Write Off (For USA Citizens): SMWW course tuition, books, and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.

NHL Draft Career Conference: All SMWW students are encouraged to attend the yearly SMWW NHL Draft Career Conference. All SMWW Students receive a huge discount to attend. This is an incredible opportunity to network with fellow students, hockey executives, and SMWW faculty within the industry. 

 
Cost: $1,450 
(includes all course textbooks, headset, microphone and access to web based classroom. Shipping additional.)
Payment plans available (as little as $495  a month).
See if you are eligible for an economic discount based on your country of residence.
6 months free financing via PayPal for those who qualify and pay for the course in full.
Length: 8 Weeks; "Live" audio online chats weekly with renowned instructors!
Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Enroute, JCB, Diner's Club
CALL TODAY: 1-877-SMWW-NOW
(In the UK: 087 12884799)

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