Hockey Docs / Original Hockey Hall of Fame
Historical Film Projects

FOR THEIR HONOUR
The Origins of the Memorial Cup

In the early 1900’s, Kingston sons George Richardson and Scotty Davidson were celebrated for their skills on the ice. But it was their courage on the battlefield that helped to shape our identity as a nation.

Their heorism and sacrifice inspired Capt. James Sutherland to propose a national trophy to honor all of Canada’s fallen heroes while celebrating the very best of junior hockey.

This is the story of soldiers Capt. George T. Richardson and L Cpl. Allan “Scotty” Davidson and how their bravery, sportsmanship and skill inspired the creation of the Memorial Cup and a Canadian tradition of hockey excellence that continues to be celebrated more than a century later.

Project Details

This documentary film is the prequel to the 2019 film Memorial Cup Memories and will be released online simutaneously by The Original Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Docs.

Interviews with local hockey historians, descendents of Richardson, Davidson and Sutherland and other experts are combined with original narration and voice actor recreations to bring the story to life. Archival photos and updated visuals of artifacts provide the visual story.

The film will also be available for live display at The Original Hockey Hall of Fame.

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Production Schedule: 3-4 months (Release date: April 2022)

Budget: $30,000

CANADA’S GOLDEN BOYS
Local heroes defend Canada’s honour

Before there was a “Team Canada”, Canada’s hockey honour was defended by small-town hockey stars.

Throughout the 1950’s, teams like the Edmonton Mercurys, Penticton Vees, Whitby Dunlops, Lethbridge Maple Leafs and Belleville McFarlands were asked to travel overseas and uphold Canada’s claim to be the world’s best at hockey.

Support was a struggle for these teams. Sports writers at home gave them little chance of winning. The country didn’t provide the money to support their travel and their style of play was harshly critisized by their opponents. But, even with the odds stacked against them, these men came together and won medal after medal for Canada.

Canada’s Golden Boys is their story.

Project Details

This documentary film will be released online simutaneously by The Original Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Docs.

Interviews with local hockey historians, players and their relatives and friends, along with other experts are combined with original narration and voice actor recreations to bring the stories to life. Archival footage, photos and updated visuals of artifacts provide the visual story.

The film will also be available for live display at The Original Hockey Hall of Fame.

Running Time: 70-90 Minutes

Production Schedule: 6-8 months (Release date: April 2022)

Budget: $60,000

THE HISTORY OF HOCKEY VIRTUAL MUSEUM
The Original Hockey Hall of Fame

From the birth of the game in the 1880’s to today’s junior and university teams, Kingston has a storied past in the sport of hockey. Some of the greatest men and women to have played, coached and managed at all levels of the game hail from the Limestone City.

To celebrate that history, and preserve the great stories of the game, the Original Hockey Hall of Fame in association with Hockey Docs presents The History of Hockey Virtual Museum.

This online exhibition features 50 mini documentary videos that capture the history of the game from the 1880’s to the 2020’s.

Hear from the greats of the game like Doug Gilmour, Kirk Muller, Harry Sinden, Taylor Hall and Don Cherry as well as recreations of past stars such as Bun Cooke, Scotty Davidson and George Richardson. This series will bring hockey stories to life including Stanley Cup winning goals, Memorial Cup stars, gold medal-winning Olympians and local hockey heroes.

Canada’s history is intertwined with the game of hockey like no other and the History of Hockey Virtual Museum will bring that history to life like never before.

Project Details

This virtual museum project will be hosted by The Original Hockey Hall of Fame and developed by Hockey Docs.

Interviews with local hockey stars, historians, media and other experts are combined with original narration and voice actor recreations to bring the history of hockey in Kingston to life. Archival footage and photos of the game, athletes and artifacts will provide the visual stories.

The virtual museum and video elements will also be available for display at The Original Hockey Hall of Fame.

Running Time: 50 shorts (2-4 minutes each)

Production Schedule: 8-12 months (Release date: September 2022)

Budget: $150,000