From a group of British teens searching for love and happiness despite questionable parenting, to one man’s search for a coveted sweater from Hamilton, Ontario’s only NHL team, CBC brings viewers two riveting programs this November on its two digital channels—bold and documentary.
Hunting the Last Hamilton Tiger – Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. ET, on documentary
In the early 1990s, a sweater from Hamilton’s only NHL team, known as the Tigers, was sold for $500 by a local Hamilton sports card collector. Although it sold for $500 at the time, the sweater’s value is estimated at over $60,000. In 2005, Sports Illustrated listed the sweater as one of the top-25 lost sports treasures.
In Hunting the Last Hamilton Tiger, local filmmaker David Wesley follows Russ Boychuk, who owns the rights to the Hamilton Tigers name for an NHL franchise, on his quest to track down the coveted sweater, in the hope of lifting the curse on the city’s chances of getting another NHL team.
In the documentary, Wesley follows Boychuk as he travels to New York, Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton. Boychuk even makes inquiries as far away as Australia, entering the mysterious world of sports paraphernalia collectors. Throughout his search, Boychuk even tracks down descendants of the team. Viewers will also hear from hockey notables including Don Cherry, Dave Andreychuk, Glenn “Chico” Resch and Pat Quinn.
documentary is Canada’s television destination for film-lovers, passion-seekers and those hungry for fresh ideas and perspectives. From Academy Award®-winning features to cutting-edge independent films, documentary is home to the most innovative, engrossing, edgy and entertaining documentaries and films from Canada and around the world.
Showcasing the world’s best performing arts, intelligent drama and audacious comedy, CBC’s digital channel, bold, is home to live sporting events, avant-garde performing arts and sophisticated series.
To view information about bold’s series, please go here.