September 14th, 2016 In Hockey History, Hockey Movies, World Cup 0 comments

Wednesday night, after the 2016 World Cup exhibitions come to a close, the NHL Network will air a new documentary about the first World Cup of Hockey. Now 20 years past, Orchestrating an Upset reflects on the 1996 tournament, the ostensible continuation of the Canada Cup. The tournament was a pivotal moment for American hockey. The U.S. had...

September 6th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Hockey Movies 0 comments

Ice Guardians is an upcoming documentary film that is exploring uncharted territory: the stories of the players who are all too often forgotten -- the enforcers. Producer Adam Scorgie took the time to talk with The Hockey Writers about this awesome documentary he and his team have created. Scorgie along with Director Brett Harvey and...

April 27th, 2015 In Hockey Movies, Women's Hockey 0 comments

In America, there's a sense that hockey is a niche sport. There's a large following, sure, but the NHL usually does not garner the amount of coverage or respect of the other pro sports in the country. This is why many hockey fans have an inferiority complex and it's the reason #PleaseLikeMySport exists. It's also why hockey fans get downright...

December 30th, 2014 In Hockey Movies 2 comments

Earlier in the month, I wrote the first part of an article on six great hockey documentaries you can watch online. In that article, I covered documentaries about the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash, the tragic story of Derek Boogaard and the life of a small town hockey team. It is true that you can access hockey in whatever form works best for you. From...

October 7th, 2013 In Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Movies 0 comments

Since everyone claims to be a “nerd” nowadays, it may be useful to find out what sport, if any, these people enjoy. Let me save readers time and simply announce: it’s hockey. Nerds are non-mainstream people, so it follows they would enjoy a non-mainstream sport.  Sadly, despite the efforts of many, the NHL occupies the “4’ spot on...

November 23rd, 2012 In Hockey Movies, News 8 comments

It’s normal to choke back tears during Coach Brooks’ pregame speech in Miracle that inspires the U.S. to beat the Soviets. It’s motivating when, in Mighty Ducks, Coach Bombay chants “When everyone says it can’t be done, Ducks fly together.” Hockey movies are meant to generate romantic images of the teams and players they portray....

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