Get Your Blood Pumping with 5 Classic Hockey Films
When it comes to hockey, ask any Canadian and they’ll tell you the same: still (frozen) waters run deep, on and off the rink. So kick off your skates, pull on your favourite jersey, and watch these 5 classic hockey films with pride!
In this love letter to hockey and his youth in Quebec, Roch Carrier recalls the 1946 winter when “We all wore the same costume as Maurice Richard… all combed our hair like Maurice Richard… laced our skates like Maurice Richard…taped our sticks like Maurice Richard… and knew everything there was to know about Maurice Richard.” But what happens when you get stuck with a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater? You pray to a higher power, of course (hint: moths).
The Sweater, Sheldon Cohen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
Before we had hockey greats like Gretzky, Lemieux, or Crosby there was Maurice “Rocket” Richard. Single-minded in his love of the game and desire to win, Richard did the unimaginable and became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season and to reach 500-goals over the course of his professional career. This retrospective film, which came out two years before The Rocket’s passing, tells the tale of a hockey legend and a hero to French Canadians.