Hockey: A People's History

hockeyTonight we get episodes one and two of "Hockey: A People's History" on CBC. As a serious and commited puckhead, I've been looking quite forward to this. They're airing two episodes every Sunday night on CBC and repeating them Monday nights on Newsworld. Here's the full broadcast schedule and below is a description from the official site.

From the simple block of wood that served as a puck at the first organized game of ice hockey, to the fascinating story of the pioneering women's professional league that sold out arenas during the Great War, to the gold-medal glory of the 2002 Olympic Games, Hockey: A People's History is an epic CBC production that brings alive the roots of a game that has shaped a nation.

Produced in 2006, Hockey: A People's History traces the history of the game over ten episodes. Featuring stunning re-enactments, rarely seen footage, and the words of the pioneers of the game, the series reveals a tale of hockey’s inventors, innovators and empire builders. More than just the story of a sport, it is a story of a people, serving as a unique lens through which one can view Canada’s social history. Witness the coming of age of a nation, and the remarkable journey of a sport that has woven itself into our cultural language and fabric.

CBC, you had me at hello.


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