Hockey Documentaries on The Penalty Box

Hockey Barn: Long Island Documentary
Hockey Barn: Long Island is a short documentary film that tells the story of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and it's relationship with the surrounding community. The New York Islanders have called the arena home since 1972. The building itself and team have instilled a tradition for fans on Long Island.

EPIX Road to the NHL Winter Classic
New Epix’s "Road to the NHL Winter Classic" four-episode series that takes viewers behind the scenes with the Capitals and Blackhawks leading up to and through their outdoor hockey game on New Year’s Day at Nationals Park.
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EPIX Road to the NHL Winter Classic. Season 2.
As they ready for this year's extravaganza at Gillette Stadium, "EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic" goes behind the scenes with the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. Find out about their age-old rivalry as two of the "original six" hockey teams, and learn more about key players like Max Pacioretty, Patrice Bergeron, P.K. Subban, Zdeno Chara, and legendary hall of famer Milt Schmidt.
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EPIX Road to the NHL Stadium Series
Follow the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks on their road to the NHL Stadium Series in this behind the scenes, all access, four-part series.
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NHL Life: Short documentary Series
Episode 1: A Superstar's Life P.K. Subban in Montreal.
Episode 2: A Referee's Life NHL
Referee Tom Kowal.
Episode 3: A Scout's Life NHL Scout B.J. MacDonald.  
Episode 4: A Broadcaster's Life NHL Broadcaster Kevin Weekes.
Episode 5: An Agent's Life NHL Agent Pat Brisson.
Episode 6: A Captain's Life St. Louis Blues captain David Backes.
Episode 7: A Coach's Life NHL Coach Barry Trotz.
Episode 8: A Legend's Life Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano.
Episode 9: A Prospect's Life NHL Prospect Aaron Ekblad. 
Episode 10: A Fan's Life NHL Fan Alex Eliuk.

The Penalty Box - Senior Hockey Players Talk About Women & Love
A short documentary film by Arthur Franck & Oskar Forstén about a bunch of senior ice hockey players sitting on the penalty box and recalling the loves of their lives. The stories are as well about the first crushes as also about decades lasting marriages. The men recall both the happy and unhappy loves of their lives. They also discuss the role of a man and their roles in the families, and how they feel failed when not able to live up to these roles. After all living together with women is not always so easy, and the men talk sincerely about such things as broken marriages and families. However, most of them would find it horrible to live in a world without women. The documentary film gives an honest view to the relations and relationships of the two sexes from the male perspective.

Between the Benches: THE GRIND
Follow the Grand Rapids Griffins on a staple of the American Hockey League: the home-and-home. Friday night at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids followed by a bumpy six hour bus ride in the middle of the night and a game to play the next night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Broad Street Bullies Documentary
Broad Street Bullies is a 2010 documentary film produced and directed by veteran documentary filmmaker George Roy for HBO Sports. It chronicles the National Hockey League's (NHL) Philadelphia Flyers from their beginnings as an expansion team in 1967, to their back-to-back Stanley Cup championships (1974, 1975), and three straight Finals appearances (1974-76). The film includes clips and photos from the era, along with interviews with players, writers, broadcasters, and other individuals involved with the Flyers and/or NHL hockey during that period. It is narrated by Liev Schreiber.

This short documentary showcases the best of the 1967 National Hockey League season, set to music in the Tijuana Brass style. Filmed with an eye to grace and style of movement, the film suggests the bullring as much as the hockey arena.

SHOW SOME HEART: The Story of Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors
A heartwarming documentary about a community teaming up with local NHL stars to fight the trend of declining youth hockey enrolments - due to the rising costs of the sport. Through this charity work, Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors is able to help the next-generation get into the great game of hockey.
Featuring: Wayne Simmonds, Drew Doughty, Tyler Seguin & Devante Smith-Pelly.

This full-length documentary offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at sport of hockey. Taking in an entire season of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, this film reveals the daily lives of players and managers on this Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. Admired and treated like professionals, junior hockey players are teenagers absorbed by their future. Trainers, shareholders, agents, scouts and parents: all eyes are fixed on these elite young players, even though only a tiny number of them will succeed in playing at the highest level.

Shinny: The Hockey in All of Us
This feature documentary captures Canada’s favourite sport in its purest form: on the backyard rink, frozen pond, or icy street where it’s played by men and women, boys and girls, retirees and up-and-comers, prime ministers and plumbers. Director David Battistella explores the unwritten codes learned on ponds and backyard rinks, which are passed down from generation to generation. The film shines its spotlight on a few of the millions in Canada who have written their own rules of this much-loved game. 

Connor McDavid - Transitions
Documentary that follows the young hockey talent during his final year in junior hockey. Connor McDavid is touted as the odds-on number-one pick in the NHL's 2015 entry draft. 'Connor McDavid: Transitions' is a real life portrait of who he is, what he's achieved and what his goals and dreams are today.

1984 Oilers Legacy Reunion Documentary
Watch a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring the 1984 Oilers Reunion.

The Secret Life of Bobby Ryan
Before the Ottawa Senators, Team USA, even the NHL draft, Bobby Ryan wasn’t Bobby Ryan. In a Sportsnet special, Chris Simpson sits down with the forward to learn about his secret past.

Defector: The Alex Mogilny Story
Sportsnet takes a special look at the story of Alexander Mogilny and his defection from Soviet Union.

Punched Out: The Rise and Fall of Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogaard was one of the NHL's most feared fighters before overdosing on May 13, 2011. 
The New York Times examined the life and death of the professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who rose to fame as one of the sport's most feared fighters before dying at age 28 on May 13. The 36-minute video is from 2014.

This short documentary from 1984 profiles a group of men from the Toronto Lakeshore Oldtimers Hockey Club. Although middle-aged, they still play the game with as much energy and passion as they did 25 years ago. They claim that playing hockey is more fun now than it was when they were kids, despite the toll of aches and pains, injuries, gruelling schedules and late-night partying. Cares and responsibilities are cast aside once they are on the ice, and the locker room becomes a haven of uncomplicated camaraderie and fun. In refusing to grow old gracefully, they feel they won't grow old at all! 

Les Chiefs (2004)
This is the true story of five brawling hockey players, who live in the back of a hockey arena and fight their way to heroic status in the most violent league in the world. One by one our heroes begin to crumble against their worst foes - themselves. Les Chiefs is a real-life account of men fighting to remain boys. 

Behind the Stripes: A Ref's Life
Documents the personal journey of Bill McCreary and Ghislain Hebert with a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a professional referee in the National Hockey League.

Knuckles vs. Numbers.
Hockey's tough guys face the fight of their lives against the new-school analytics regime, which has minimized the impact of the enforcer role, sending many of the NHL's top brawlers into extinction or exile. 

The Last Gladiators
In this documentary, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney takes an extraordinary look at The National Hockey League’s Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. Born and raised in Boston, this aggressive enforcer had a simple task: to protect his teammates no matter the cost. In other words, his teammates knew that he had their backs.

Boston Bruins History
Since November 1, 1924, the Boston Bruins have been at the epicenter of hockey in New England. On that day, a young grocery store financier from Vermont, Charles Francis Adams, who had fallen in love with the game while watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, paid the National Hockey League a rumored $15,000 for the privilege of owning a team in the finest hockey league in the world and icing the first American based squad in the NHL.

History Of The Philadelphia Flyers
Celebrate 40 Years of excellence with one of the most storied hockey franchises of all time. From the inception in 1967 to the Stanley Cup Championships of the Broad Street Bullies to the Legion of Doom and the current roster of Super Stars, this DVD has it all. Relive the Flyers victory over the Soviet champion Central Red Army in 1976 and all the great moments that make hockey in Philadelphia an institution.

Pond Hockey - Movie
Pond Hockey is a movie from Northland Films documenting the outdoor hockey experience and the role of sports in our modern society.

Pond Hockey examines the changing culture of sports through insightful interviews with hockey stars, experts, journalists and local rink rats alike. More than just a celebration of a beloved game, Pond Hockey searches the open ice for the true meaning of sport.
For generations, Northlanders have grown up on outdoor ice-where the ice is gritty and so is the play. But, there are new climate-controlled arenas in every town, and that's where the kids go to practice year-round now. Pond Hockey examines this changing culture in search of the true meaning of sport.

24/7 Picaroons Hockey "Beer league version of 24/7"

Episode 1 - "Pretty Close to Game Shape"
Another season of Cap City hockey is set to begin for the Picaroons Winter Warmers. Last year's failure to make the playoffs led to the acquisition of some new recruits to shake things up. Despite these changes, veteran players Ryan Hamilton and Shaun Ells know that summers can be hard on physical fitness, but they expect everyone will be 'pretty close the game shape'!

Episode 2 - "WE NEED A KEG PARTY"
The Picaroons Winter Warmers have started the season strong and find themselves in uncharted territory - first place. However, the month of November brings an end to the good times. An injury to Peter Boyd, and the loss of a few recruits, leads to a total of 1 win and 7 losses. In an effort to right the ship the team looks to its veteran players for guidance. They all agreed, "WE NEED A KEG PARTY!" 

Episode 3 - "Every League Needs Their Gordie Howe" 
The end of the season is fast approaching and the Picaroons Winter Warmers are fighting for that last playoff spot. Team veterans Matt Stairs and Andy Hashey bring a wealth of leadership & experience to the dressing room. With the season on the line, the boys reflect on just how great it is having “The Professional Hitter” and a “Beer League Legend” on the team.

Hockey Documentaries outside of The Penalty Box:

Sisu: Le Courage d'un capitaine
RDS fantastic and touching documentary featured on the one, the only, the Saku Koivu.
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NHL Rivals Season 1
NHL Rivals will delve into the storied history between many of Rivalry matchups, as told by current and former players, broadcasters and writers.

Episode 1 - Blackhawks and Blues 
Episode 2 - Capitals and Rangers 
Episode 3 - Bruins and Sabres 
Episode 4 - Penguins and Rangers 
Episode 5 - Flyers and Penguins 
Episode 6 - Penguins and Capitals 
Episode 7 - Flyers and Blackhawks 
Episode 8 - Blackhawks and Red Wings 
Episode 9 - Rangers and Islanders 
Episode 10 - Rangers and Flyers 
Episode 11 - Flyers and Capitals 
Episode 12 - Penguins and Red Wings 
Episode 13 - Bruins and Canadiens

On The Edge
Saskatoon Blades: Road to The Mastercard Memorial Cup
The Saskatoon Blades have a guaranteed spot in the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup. Is this a blessing or a curse? For one of the WHL's oldest franchises this is their best shot to win it all. They came close to winning a Memorial Cup before, the last time they hosted junior hockey's biggest tournament, but they lost in overtime to the Swift Current Broncos (1989). This year the team knows all they have to do is show up, and they will have a one in four shot to win the hardest trophy in North American sports. This 8-part series is more than the team, it is about individuals and their quest to win this elusive prize. Owner Jack Brodsky and his family have owned the Blades since the 1960s, and it was his father's dream to win a Memorial Cup. Now it is his dream. Lorne Molleken is a career hockey man, who has never won anything as a coach, or GM. This would be a reward for all of the years of hard work at the rink, and time away from his family. This is also about each member of the Blades.

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