Season 2

Hit The Ice, Season 2 is back for another run!

This youth series that will see dreams come true as the best young male Aboriginal hockey players come together for a 2-week NHL-like training camp. From physical training, on ice drills and different team building activities, these prospects will experience the highs and lows of the « Hit The Ice » experience.

This time the stakes have been raised, as a few cuts will determine the final roster for the showcase games.  Looking to avenge last season’s lost, coach John Chabot, will push his team and demand the best from every single player. 

One dream driving it all, making it to the next level. 

SYNOPSIS

Difficult choices

Once again this year, ex NHLer and Hit The Ice Head Coach John Chabot travels to the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Kahnawake to find the best hockey players our Nations have to offer.  This year, rather than scouting fifteen players, John and his coaching  staff are looking at inviting a total of 26 players.

APTN (HD Feed)
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 – 4:01PM

This is your team 

The players have arrived in Gatineau and now try to settle in to their new environment. John and the rest of the staff meet the players and establish what is expected of everyone. Stakes are set pretty high from the get-go as players are quickly informed that not everyone invited will be taking part in the main camp.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, March 9th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 – 4:01PM

Get them legs going 

With the first practice and the physical evaluation under their belt, the players are gearing up for a full day on the ice.   The coaching staff gets to see the actual talent of the team and as well as who stands out; either as an elite or as a sore thumb.  The cuts are approaching and some players are handling the pressure better than others.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 – 8:30PM
APTN (West Feed)
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 – 9:30AM
APTN (East Feed)
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 – 4:01PM

Time to show what you got

Today the team will take part in a fully refereed intra-squad game. It is the ultimate moment that will decide who stays for the main camp and who goes home. A few players are already on the bubble, who will rise above and prove their worth?

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, March 23th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 – 4:01PM

Cut day

The morning is and angst-filled one as the dreaded “cut-day” has arrived. Players are told who is officially part of the 2013 Hit The Ice roster and who is sadly sent home. After heartfelt goodbyes the remaining players embark, quite literally, on a 2-day team bonding journey.

APTN (East Feed)
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 – 8:30PM
APTN (West Feed)
Sunday, March 30th, 2014 – 9:30AM
APTN (East Feed)
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 – 4:01PM

Down to business

Its back to business and the official roster hits the ice for the first time as a team. The day is harder on some as injuries creep up on a few players and others are called out for lacking effort. And a one-on-one battle drill turns sour and threatens one player’s ability to continue.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, April 6th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 – 4:01PM

What’s a player

Stephanie gives the boys some much-needed cooking and nutrition lessons. Ottawa Senators scout Rob Murphy gives the team some pertinent info on what it takes to get noticed by scouts, which, to John’s dismay, doesn’t quite translate into the afternoon’s lackluster on-ice performance.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 – 4:01PM

Drawing on experience

Goaltending coach Sudarshan “Sudsie” Maharaj is back to help the boys in net get ready for their upcoming game. Two other pros from the NHL pop by to help turn the tides. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Marc Methot from the Ottawa Senators spend the day and let the players in on what it takes to be a pro player.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 – 4:01PM

Here we go boys

It’s game day! The first out of two important showcase games is finally here. The players were warned that not everyone would be playing and a few boys are forced to watch the game from the sidelines. Scouts are present and so are the nerves. No one wants to lose and every player wants to prove to the coaching staff that they made the right choice in keeping them in the line-up.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 – 8:30PM
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Sunday, April 27th, 2014 – 9:30AM
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 – 4:01PM
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 – 4:01PM