Phil Pritchard is the curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Phil Pritchard, vice-president of the resource centre and curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has been working at the HHOF since 1988. Less than a month after his job began he was entrusted with the Stanley Cup, taking it to the banquet for the Newmarket Minor Hockey Association, since then he has travelled around the world with hockey’s most cherished prize and written a book about his adventures, Travels With Stanley.


Q: What is your fondest memory from your family kitchen?

A: Making Johnny Appleseed cake with my mom. I am not even sure what it is.

Q: What aromas bring back fond memories?

A: Brownies and blueberry pie.

Q: What is your favourite food to cook?

A: I love to barbecued fish.

Q: Do you use cookbooks?

A: I try not to, but sometimes I need all the help I can get.

Q: How did the first meal you prepared turn out?

A: I took a guys home economics class in school, so my first meal turned out OK. It was the apron that I needed to sew which wasn’t anything to write home about.

Q: What kitchen gadget can’t you live without?

A: My Hamilton Beach milkshake maker.

Q: What rituals from your heritage involving food do you partake in?

A: Our kids love pickles wrapped in ham. It’s a Dutch thing (his wife’s side of the family.)

Q: Is there a cultural dish that you prepare that ties into a holiday?

A: Turkey In A Garbage Can for Thanksgiving and Halloween (camping.)

Phil’s Yummy Skor Bars


  • 1 cup of butter

  • 1 cup of brown sugar plain soda crackers chocolate


  1. Cook butter, sugar until boiling, about 2 minutes.

  2. Pour into a foiled baking pan, lined with crackers.

  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

  4. Melt chocolate on top and spread evenly.

  5. Freeze for 45 minutes

Then eat them all!