From the simple block of wood that served as a puck at the first organized game of ice hockey, played in Montreal in 1875, to the fascinating story of the pioneering womens professional league that sold out arenas during the Great War, to the gold-medal glory of the 2002 Olympic Games, Hockey: A Peoples History is an epic television series that brings alive the roots of a game that has shaped a nation. Produced by CBC Television and Société Radio-Canada in 2006, Hockey: A Peoples History traces the history of the game over ten episodes, in both English and French.
Featuring stunning re-enactments, rarely-seen footage, and the words of the pioneers of the game, the series reveals a tale of hockeys inventors, innovators and empire builders. More than just the story of a sport, it is a story of a people, and it is a unique lens through which one can view Canadas social history the coming of age of a nation, and the remarkable journey of a sport that has woven itself into our cultural language and fabric. Shot entirely in high definition and produced in the tradition of journalistic excellence that is the hallmark of CBC/Radio-Canada, Hockey: A Peoples History is a significant television event that stands as the definitive documentary of record, for todays audiences as well as future generations.