WATCH: First look at Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story
April 10, 2013By Leah Collins
Sunday, April 28, CBC will host a different sort of Hockey Night in Canada, when Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story gets its premiere at 8 p.m./8:30 NT.
Skipping past Howe's four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, Mr. Hockey takes us to 1970.
Howe is well into middle age, he's put away his No. 9 jersey. But he decides to end retirement and return to the ice - joining his two sons, Mark and Marty, on the new WHA league team the Houston Aeros.
Michael Shanks, last seen on Saving Hope, plays Howe.
Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, and recent Cracked guest star, Kathleen Robertson is Howe's wife and manager, Colleen "Mrs. Hockey" Howe.
Kathleen Robertson and Michael Shanks star in CBC's Mr. Hockey (left). The real-life Colleen and Gordie Howe in 1980. -- CBC/Getty Images
And the Howe boys, Mark and Marty, are played by newcomers Dylan Playfair and Andy Herr.
Above: Gordie Howe (center) with his sons Marty (left) and Mark in their Houston Aeros jerseys. Below: Michael Shanks, Dylan Playfair and Andy Herr in a scene from Mr. Hockey. -- Getty Images/CBC
And while it's impossible to get a sneak peek of any edition of Hockey Night in Canada, CBC Live has your first behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of Mr. Hockey.
The stars, and director Andy Mikita, take us to the rink in this video featurette.
Watch it below:
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story airs on CBC Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m./8:30 NT.