This year, Fusioncast was able to participate in commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup and the 101st anniversary of the NHL (National Hockey League). The anniversary of the Stanley Cup marks the donation of a silver trophy by Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892. It was his aim to provide Canadian hockey teams with a trophy to compete for, and to honour his time as Canada’s governor general. He had no idea that the Stanley cup would turn into such a powerful symbol in hockey.
In honor of this moment in Canadian history, Fusioncast has worked with the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame to create the signs marking several displays of hockey artifacts, which can be viewed just outside of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Downtown Toronto. These displays contain artifacts from Canada’s top hockey teams and are a part of the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame’s Stanley Cup 125th anniversary tribute.
The sign features a gold hockey player on a black background with their hockey stick pulled back as if they were about to score a goal. The contrast between the dark background and the gold hockey player allow for fine details like the hockey puck and the uniform to stand out, while the jagged lines behind the hockey player gives the sign a sense of movement.
It has been an honour to provide the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame with plaques that balance the longevity of metalwork with fine detailing. With these plaques, Fusioncast has endeavored to capture the spirit of hockey and what it means to Canadians.
These signs were made using FusionCast’s patent-pending plaque process. As an alternative to more expensive metal signage, this process “fuses” metal with high-density urethane (HDU) resulting in a cold casting process that is not only more environmentally friendly than traditional metal foundry techniques, but also more cost-effective.
As a company that provides alternatives to traditional foundry produced metal signs, Fusioncast is proud to help commemorate the 125th anniversary of such an important part of Canadian heritage.
Fusioncast’s sports plaques have an endless variety of design options and can be made for indoor and outdoor use.