PBS doc hits the ice

Film director Kevin Smith and hockey dad Walter Gretzky.

DECEMBER 2011  |  Canada's identity defined by a game. A game that so many of us live and breathe alongside our families and communities. A game that inspires hopes and dreams.

The game of hockey means something special to Canadian's coast to coast.

This is the theme of a new one-hour TV documentary co-produced by The Shooting Eye for WNED-PBS that premieres December 1, 2011 at 8pm. Nearly two years in the making, Hockey: More Than A Gametakes viewers into communities across the country where it seeks to reveal how Canada has been shaped by the game of hockey. It touches on the game's history, from its origins on Long Pond in Windsor, Nova Scotia, to the recent excitement of the 2010 Olympics.

Produced by Alan Aylward, Jeremy Major, and Aaron Lam.