We’ve been literally binge-watching hockey movies for kids. Yup, I’m a proud hockey mom and now that Jayden is in rep hockey, our lives revolve around the crazy practice and game schedule! I’m not sure if I was fully informed about what life in rep hockey would mean for our family. We’ve spent a fortune on gear and participation, rush through weeknight and weekend dinners, live on Tim Horton’s drive thru, pass on other extra curricular activities…all for the love of the game! Best part? Jayden really LOVES hockey and being part of his new team. When life at school has been a bit tough over the last year, it’s even more important that he find the things that he loves, makes new friends and feels some success on the ice.
With Paul traveling so much right now, the hectic hockey schedule for both boys is on me. That means that when we do get home after running around or post game or practice, it’s nice to have some down time together to chill out on the couch to watch Netflix together and have a movie night (with popcorn, of course, thanks to my new gift from Netflix)!
MVP: Most Valuable Primate:Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack meets a girl who is deaf and has a big surprise for Tara’s older brother Steven; Jack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven’s junior league hockey team, and he and his teammates discover the monkey has a natural talent for the game. With Jack on the team, Steven’s team is on their way to a league championship, but Jack’s notoriety attracts the unfortunate attention of Dr. Peabody, who are determined to send Jack back to his new owners.
Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story: A minor league defenseman’s journey from obscurity to national fame as the opinionated commentator on Hockey Night In Canada, and undoubtedly one of the most recognized faces in the country.
Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II: A minor league defenseman’s journey from obscurity to national fame as the opinionated commentator on Hockey Night In Canada, and undoubtedly one of the most recognized faces in the country.
The Mighty Ducks: Love this classic for kids who love hockey! When a fast-talking lawyer gets a DUI (Emilio Estevez!), he’s sentenced to community service coaching the Mighty Ducks, a kids’ hockey team with a lousy record.
D2- The Mighty Ducks: Great for kids just starting out in hockey (age 7ish)! Coach Bombay again leads his old team, plus several new players, as the lovable underdogs face off against competitors at the Junior Goodwill Games.
What is your favourite kid’s hockey or sports movie?
Disclosure: Yay! I am part of the Netflix stream team for year 2 (#StreamTeam) and have received product and a subscription to Netflix in exchange for writing monthly posts. Already a huge Netflix fan, this is a pretty sweet deal!