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It’s full-on hockey mania these days. Playoffs, playoffs, PLAYOFFS! And how better to celebrate with a little animation?
The Sweater, by Sheldon Cohen , is adapted from a short story by Quebec writer Roch Carrier (who also narrates this film). In a rural Quebec village the whole town celebrates the Montreal Canadiens, and all the boys proudly sport the #9 jersey of Maurice “Rocket” Richard. One boy’s life is nearly ruined when he is accidentally sent the jersey of the Toronto Maple Leafs. SHOCK! GASP!
The story takes place in the 1940s, was written in the 70s, and the film was created in the 80s. Even today hockey fans everywhere can enjoy the trials and tribulations of the young fan and his ill fated jersey.
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“The Hockey Sweater” Book Cover