Howie Meeker's Hockey School [TV Series] (1973)

Run Time - 15 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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This weekly children's sports series was hosted by Howard Meeker, former coach of the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey squad. Unlike many other sports celebrities, Meeker had established a reputation as an intelligent, literate play-by-play commentator, as well as a perceptive critic of sports in general and hockey in particular (and, miraculously, he still had most of his teeth). During each TV season, Meeker would guide a group of 36 boys, ages eight to 12, through the rudiments of hockey, taking great care to instill a respect for the game and to avoid unnecessary roughness. Broadcast in 15-minute doses, Howie Meeker's Hockey School was telecast seasonally beginning September 19, 1973, and ending March 27, 1977.