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WATCH: First look at Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story

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.

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-- CBC

Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, and recent Cracked guest star, Kathleen Robertson is Howe's wife and manager, Colleen "Mrs. Hockey" Howe.

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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.

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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.

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