Hockey has been featured in North American cinema from the medium's inception, yet little research on the topic exists to date. The first comprehensive work of its kind, this volume examines more than fifty hockey-themed Hollywood, English-Canadian, and Quebec theatrical releases and TV movies across several decades. Here the reader will discover the national myths that ground the hockey player's depiction in motion pictures, as well as the social concerns and sport and film industry developments that inform it. Since sports representation taps a vast media universe, clips from television programs, journalistic reports, and other content supplement these readings.This account attests that rather than merely comprised of a handful of popular flicks, hockey boasts a sturdy repertoire that encompasses different views of force in sport, the incursion of the game into family entertainment, renditions of the 1980 ""Miracle on Ice"" and the 1972 Summit Series, an engaging collection from Quebec, topics on race and sexuality, and the role of women in the game. Since scant research exists about hockey as spectacle, this volume also covers film production techniques that shed light on how film practitioners see the game as part of the sport genre.