Hockey Unlimited’s new episode concentrates on family

Family is the cornerstone of society, and it holds true in hockey, too.

The second episode of Hockey Unlimited, Aquila Production’s new half-hour television series for Rogers Sportsnet, concentrates on hockey families.

Premiering on Sportsnet Tuesday, January 20, Hockey Unlimited takes its audiences behind the scenes, presenting Canada’s national sport as a phenomenon worthy of an in-depth look.

One Episode 2 story takes its viewers to witness some down-time away from the rink with the straight-talking, farm-raised Sutter brothers. Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Ron and Rich hold one NHL record that will likely never be broken: an astonishing 5,597 regular season and playoff games between them. The boys and their mom Grace offer their perspective on the family’s secret of success in the game of hockey as they give viewers a tour of the farm, and oversee the fun at their annual Sutter Fund charity golf tournament.

In another feature, Dwight King of the champion Los Angeles Kings, brings the Stanley Cup home for a day the same week that he and his close-knit family, including former NHLer D.J. King, run a popular minor hockey school at the arena on the Flying Dust First Nations Reserve in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

Hockey as a sport is quite an expensive endeavour, and this Episode of Hockey Unlimited takes a close look at cost as a barrier to entry into minor hockey for many families.

Besides, Hockey Unlimited  features valuable tips on hockey fitness from high-performance personal trainer Simon Bennett and on-ice skills from NHL instructor Steve Serdachny.

Episode two of Hockey Unlimited will begin airing on most Sportsnet channels Tuesday, January 20th (2:00 p.m. Sportsnet East), with repeat broadcasts at various times over the following two weeks.

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