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Hit The Ice

This series sees dreams come true as the best young hockey players from across Canada come together for a 2-week NHL-like training camp. From physical training, on ice drills and different team building activities, the 20 prospects will grow, not only as a team but also as men. The players are working towards the ultimate test; to showcase their game skills for the scrutinizing eyes of real life junior scouts.

  • This Is Our Time
    Sunday, January 16
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Time for the second showcase game! For those who received interest from scouts after the last game, it's a opportunity to seal the deal. For the others who were not approached, it's a second shot at making a first impression. This is the moment dreams are made of. Time to shine.
  • Survival of the Fittest
    Monday, January 17
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With a trimmed down roster, the team travels to a remote location for some team building. In a simulated plane crash they are forced to survive on minimal resources and in the process really get to know each other.
  • W.A.R
    Tuesday, January 18
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A new week of training begins and to get things started on the right foot, a visit from sports psychologists is lined-up. The coaches put the cards on the table in terms of the effort required.
  • Horsing Around
    Wednesday, January 19
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    On their day off, the players get away from the rink and participate in a team-building event, battling it out in a medieval-style tournament. The day is marred by an unfortunate incident as tensions boil over between some of the players.
  • The King's Ransom
    Wednesday, January 19
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A friendly visit from LA Kings forward and Metis NHL player Dwight King livens up the practices and training sessions. The group is also introduced to the creator's game.
  • Body Fuel
    Thursday, January 20
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Stephanie attempts to convince the players to pay special attention to their nutrition and their general off ice habits. Mark shares his specialized hockey training with hopes of providing the boys with extra power.
  • First Test
    Friday, January 21
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team travels down highway 417 for their first showcase game against the Kanata Lasers. An injury rattles the team and has lasting effects on the dressing room.
  • Survival of the Fittest
    Saturday, January 22
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With a trimmed down roster, the team travels to a remote location for some team building. In a simulated plane crash they are forced to survive on minimal resources and in the process really get to know each other.
  • Horsing Around
    Saturday, January 22
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    On their day off, the players get away from the rink and participate in a team-building event, battling it out in a medieval-style tournament. The day is marred by an unfortunate incident as tensions boil over between some of the players.
  • W.A.R
    Sunday, January 23
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A new week of training begins and to get things started on the right foot, a visit from sports psychologists is lined-up. The coaches put the cards on the table in terms of the effort required.
  • A Killer Instinct
    Monday, January 24
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Tampa Bay Lightning forward and Harvard graduate Alex Killorn stops in to help the guys with their on-ice skills as well as taking part in a friendly canoe race with high stakes.
  • A Glorious Day
    Tuesday, January 25
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team travels to downtown Montreal in the core of hockey land to visit the famous Bell Centre and the Habs Hall of Fame.
  • A Flame That Burns Bright
    Wednesday, January 26
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Coach John is forced to deal with an unruly player's behavior. Alfie comes back to help out the goalies in their preparation and a surprise visit to camp sets the group ablaze.
  • No Sure Thing
    Wednesday, January 26
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With three days left before the big game, the practice intensity rises. A player is forced to return home following a series of unfortunate events.
  • Last Minute Preps
    Thursday, January 27
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    After more than 2 weeks of practicing the team's journey is close to winding down. The players are given their final instructions and tips by all of the coaches. Their fate is in their hands.
  • Bring The Condors
    Friday, January 28
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players put their talents on display for their last showcase game. Will the matchup allow a few players to reach their goals of making it to the next level?
  • A Killer Instinct
    Saturday, January 29
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Tampa Bay Lightning forward and Harvard graduate Alex Killorn stops in to help the guys with their on-ice skills as well as taking part in a friendly canoe race with high stakes.
  • A Flame That Burns Bright
    Saturday, January 29
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coach John is forced to deal with an unruly player's behavior. Alfie comes back to help out the goalies in their preparation and a surprise visit to camp sets the group ablaze.
  • A Glorious Day
    Sunday, January 30
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team travels to downtown Montreal in the core of hockey land to visit the famous Bell Centre and the Habs Hall of Fame.
  • Into The Fire
    Monday, January 31
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    As soon as they arrive in Sainte-Adele, Quebec, for season four of Hit the Ice, a group of new prospects face physical testing and a first scrimmage. Out of the shuttle van, into the fire!
  • Now Or Never
    Tuesday, February 1
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    It?s do or die as the prospects face a second scrimmage, knowing that those who fail to impress the coaches this time will be packing their bags and going home.
  • You Goat to Be Kidding
    Wednesday, February 2
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The boys get the chance to develop their personal skills with J.P. Vigier in a series of unique drills and exercises. After a long day's work, the boys look forward to a good stretch. However, their yoga session proves to be slightly unorthodox, as a few four-legged friends join the fray.
  • Go Fish
    Wednesday, February 2
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The coaches send some players home based on their performance on the ice. The players who get to stay will reap their reward with a relaxing fishing derby, but not before a new off-the-ice rule takes them all by surprise.
  • Tightrope
    Thursday, February 3
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Two new players join the camp in time for this year's first real practice. The coaches get to know the players better both on the ice and under the big top, where the boys are asked to put on their best circus show.
  • Jelly Legs
    Friday, February 4
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players face a grueling day of power skating and dynamic yoga, followed by a hilarious raft-building exercise that will prove to be a real soaker for many.
  • Into The Fire
    Saturday, February 5
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    As soon as they arrive in Sainte-Adele, Quebec, for season four of Hit the Ice, a group of new prospects face physical testing and a first scrimmage. Out of the shuttle van, into the fire!
  • You Goat to Be Kidding
    Saturday, February 5
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The boys get the chance to develop their personal skills with J.P. Vigier in a series of unique drills and exercises. After a long day's work, the boys look forward to a good stretch. However, their yoga session proves to be slightly unorthodox, as a few four-legged friends join the fray.
  • Now Or Never
    Sunday, February 6
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    It?s do or die as the prospects face a second scrimmage, knowing that those who fail to impress the coaches this time will be packing their bags and going home.
  • Bull's Eyes
    Monday, February 7
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Things get off to a bad start with a lousy practice that sends Coach Chabot through the roof. The boys manage to negotiate a deal to get access to their phones, and finish off the day with a game of archery.
  • Life's A Beach
    Tuesday, February 8
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Seemingly out of the blue, bad news comes to one player. And after a high-energy practice, the boys get to go to the beach-only to work some more.
  • Paint By Numbers
    Wednesday, February 9
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    NHL'er Mark Stone returns to help out, and brings goalie Calvin Pickard with him. The professional players share the in's and outs of pro-life. Team Stone takes on Team Pickard in a friendly game of paintball.
  • Game On
    Wednesday, February 9
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players get to put their training to the test as they travel to the National Capital Region to take on the Cumberland Grads in a one-off battle on the ice.
  • On The Bubble
    Thursday, February 10
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr of the Tampa Bay Lightning come to the Hit the Ice camp to practice with the boys and indulge in a friendly round of ...bubble soccer!
  • All Or Nothing
    Friday, February 11
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A Hit the Ice vet is taken to task for giving less than one hundred percent. The boys are put through the ringer in a second round of power skating and intensive yoga. Then it's off to the lake for some well-earned R&R.
  • Bull's Eyes
    Saturday, February 12
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Things get off to a bad start with a lousy practice that sends Coach Chabot through the roof. The boys manage to negotiate a deal to get access to their phones, and finish off the day with a game of archery.
  • Paint By Numbers
    Saturday, February 12
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    NHL'er Mark Stone returns to help out, and brings goalie Calvin Pickard with him. The professional players share the in's and outs of pro-life. Team Stone takes on Team Pickard in a friendly game of paintball.
  • Life's A Beach
    Sunday, February 13
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Seemingly out of the blue, bad news comes to one player. And after a high-energy practice, the boys get to go to the beach-only to work some more.
  • High Wire
    Monday, February 14
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The boys have a surprise in store for Coach Chabot, who returns the favour by bringing Max Talbot of the Boston Bruins and Simon Despres out on the ice. The NHLers then join the players for an exciting tree-to-tree adventure course.
  • The Eleventh Hour
    Tuesday, February 15
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    An injury forces one player to sit out the end of the camp. The rest of the team put all their focus on the coming game during final practice, and then go to Montreal for a challenging escape game.
  • Show Me What You Got
    Wednesday, February 16
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Team Hit The Ice is ready to face Team Made in Manitoba in an official showcase game. It's the first chance for the players to prove themselves and demonstrate what they have learned in training.
  • The Heat of Battle
    Wednesday, February 16
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Hit the Ice team returns to the Ottawa region to make war on the Kanata Lasers in what amounts to the most exciting game in the history of the show.
  • New Beginnings
    Thursday, February 17
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Another new group of young prospects meet in Winnipeg to take part in the fifth edition of Hit The Ice. On the first day, a full-on scrimmage gives the players a chance to show the coaches what they?re made of.
  • Second Chance
    Friday, February 18
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Competing for a limited number of spots on the roster, the young players battle it out in a second scrimmage, knowing that this time, a bad performance may result in a ticket home.
  • High Wire
    Saturday, February 19
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The boys have a surprise in store for Coach Chabot, who returns the favour by bringing Max Talbot of the Boston Bruins and Simon Despres out on the ice. The NHLers then join the players for an exciting tree-to-tree adventure course.
  • Show Me What You Got
    Saturday, February 19
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Team Hit The Ice is ready to face Team Made in Manitoba in an official showcase game. It's the first chance for the players to prove themselves and demonstrate what they have learned in training.
  • The Eleventh Hour
    Sunday, February 20
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    An injury forces one player to sit out the end of the camp. The rest of the team put all their focus on the coming game during final practice, and then go to Montreal for a challenging escape game.
  • Walking The Plank
    Monday, February 21
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In the wake of two revealing scrimmages, the coaches send several players home. The rest head off to the beach for a fun but challenging pirate-themed activity.
  • Brass Tacks
    Tuesday, February 22
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The official Hit The Ice team begins to train in earnest with two intense skates. The day ends with a contest of strength at a nearby park.
  • The Full Monty
    Wednesday, February 23
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Feeling good about their win, the team returns from a well-deserved weekend off with youthful energy. Indigenous NHL'er Brandon Montour and Joe Cramarossa drop in for a visit.
  • The Quick and the Dead
    Wednesday, February 23
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The coaches change their plans due to a large number of injuries. After a tiring day at the rink, the players get an unusual break: a paranormal excursion to some of Winnipeg's most haunted places.
  • Training Day
    Thursday, February 24
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    NHLers Mark Stone and Ryan Garbutt join the coaching team to motivate and inspire the players as they tackle a full day of physical and mental training with expert guests.
  • Jungle Gym
    Friday, February 25
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Unaware that a pro scout has come to watch them, the players start the day off with the wrong attitude. A fiery speech from John Chabot wakes them up, and the boys cap off the day with a one-of-a-kind obstacle race.
  • Walking The Plank
    Saturday, February 26
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In the wake of two revealing scrimmages, the coaches send several players home. The rest head off to the beach for a fun but challenging pirate-themed activity.
  • The Full Monty
    Saturday, February 26
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Feeling good about their win, the team returns from a well-deserved weekend off with youthful energy. Indigenous NHL'er Brandon Montour and Joe Cramarossa drop in for a visit.
  • Brass Tacks
    Sunday, February 27
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The official Hit The Ice team begins to train in earnest with two intense skates. The day ends with a contest of strength at a nearby park.
  • Game One
    Monday, February 28
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The first week of official training culminates with the first showcase game against an elite team of young Indigenous players from across Manitoba.
  • Building Blocks
    Tuesday, March 1
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players are joined by NHL pros Cody McLeod and Cody McCormick for some high-intensity drills followed by an outdoor activity that will put their racing - and engineering - skills to the test.
  • Hunting for Treasure
    Wednesday, March 2
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Coach John meets a few players to chat about their future plans and hockey hopes. Following a hard morning practice, the players participate in a scavenger hunt around Winnipeg to discover some of the city's landmarks.
  • High Hopes
    Wednesday, March 2
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    While injury forces a star forward to make a difficult decision, the coaches focus on penalty-killing and power play drills. The players then test their brainpower in a difficult puzzle-solving adventure game.
  • On Target
    Thursday, March 3
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    After starting the day with a weak practice, the boys show some much-needed focus, a quality that comes in handy during an end-of-day competition combining tag and archery.
  • Wild Pickings
    Friday, March 4
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The final day of training is devoted to low-intensity drills and a once-in-a-lifetime session with Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.
  • Game One
    Saturday, March 5
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The first week of official training culminates with the first showcase game against an elite team of young Indigenous players from across Manitoba.
  • Hunting for Treasure
    Saturday, March 5
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coach John meets a few players to chat about their future plans and hockey hopes. Following a hard morning practice, the players participate in a scavenger hunt around Winnipeg to discover some of the city's landmarks.

 

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  • Getting Down to It
    Saturday, January 15
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The 2017 roster is set. Coach John hosts his first real practice and the players get a sense of his style. After a few days' effort, the group finally gets some time to relax at the beach and enjoy a somewhat home-cooked meal.
  • True Role Model
    Saturday, January 15
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    There are only a few Aboriginal players in the NHL today. And even fewer that have won a Stanley Cup. Jordan Nolan of the L.A. Kings is one of them. He joins the Hit The Ice team to help them get ready both physically and mentally for their last big game.
  • Cut Down Day
    Friday, January 14
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Its do or die: The players are separated into two teams and face-off in a scrimmage. One last chance to impress the coaches. Unfortunately this means the end of the line for a few prospects.
  • Measuring Up
    Thursday, January 13
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With two on Ice sessions lined-up, the players get an indication of the level of competition required to be part of the team. The coaching staff gets a first hand look at the team's skill level.
  • Welcoming Committee
    Wednesday, January 12
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A group of new prospects touch down in Chateauguay, Quebec for the third edition of the Hit The Ice camp. Right from the start the players are put through the paces by their different coaches.
  • Getting Down to It
    Wednesday, January 12
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The 2017 roster is set. Coach John hosts his first real practice and the players get a sense of his style. After a few days' effort, the group finally gets some time to relax at the beach and enjoy a somewhat home-cooked meal.
  • This Is Our Time
    Tuesday, January 11
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Time for the second showcase game! For those who received interest from scouts after the last game, it's a opportunity to seal the deal. For the others who were not approached, it's a second shot at making a first impression. This is the moment dreams are made of. Time to shine.
  • True Role Model
    Monday, January 10
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    There are only a few Aboriginal players in the NHL today. And even fewer that have won a Stanley Cup. Jordan Nolan of the L.A. Kings is one of them. He joins the Hit The Ice team to help them get ready both physically and mentally for their last big game.
  • Drawing On Experience
    Sunday, January 9
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Goaltending coach Sudarshan "Sudsie" Maharaj is back to help the boys in net get ready for their upcoming game. Two other pros from the NHL pop by to help turn the tides. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Marc Methot from the Ottawa Senators spend the day and let the players in on what it takes to be a pro player.
  • Final Buzzer
    Saturday, January 8
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Following the first scrimmage, some players are feeling more pressure than others. With the final cuts looming, no one wants to disappoint. But, some simply haven't done enough to show their worth. For these unlucky few, this will be their last day at camp.
  • What's A Player
    Saturday, January 8
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Stephanie gives the boys some much-needed cooking and nutrition lessons. Ottawa Senators scout Rob Murphy gives the team some pertinent info on what it takes to get noticed by scouts, which, to John's dismay, doesn't quite translate into the afternoon's lackluster on-ice performance.
  • Friendly Face
    Friday, January 7
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    He?s baaa-aack! Maxime Talbot of the Philadelphia Flyers pays the boys a surprise visit and this time he has brought along his Stanley Cup winning buddy Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The two NHL stars offer tips and pointers on the ice but also take part in a crazy afternoon away from the rink.
  • Timely Visit
    Thursday, January 6
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    One of the players has some news for the coaching staff and a few others are still processing the outcome of the first game. Complacency is slowly creeping in again but John calls on a few NHL pros to spark things up. On-ice rivals but off-ice friends Derek Brassard of the New York Rangers and Grant Clitsome of the Winnipeg Jets join the Hit The Ice team for the day.
  • Here We Go Boys
    Wednesday, January 5
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's game day! The first out of two important showcase games is finally here. The players were warned that not everyone would be playing and a few boys are forced to watch the game from the sidelines. Scouts are present and so are the nerves. No one wants to lose and every player wants to prove to the coaching staff that they made the right choice in keeping them in the line-up.
  • Final Buzzer
    Wednesday, January 5
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Following the first scrimmage, some players are feeling more pressure than others. With the final cuts looming, no one wants to disappoint. But, some simply haven't done enough to show their worth. For these unlucky few, this will be their last day at camp.
  • Drawing On Experience
    Tuesday, January 4
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Goaltending coach Sudarshan "Sudsie" Maharaj is back to help the boys in net get ready for their upcoming game. Two other pros from the NHL pop by to help turn the tides. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Marc Methot from the Ottawa Senators spend the day and let the players in on what it takes to be a pro player.
  • What's A Player
    Monday, January 3
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Stephanie gives the boys some much-needed cooking and nutrition lessons. Ottawa Senators scout Rob Murphy gives the team some pertinent info on what it takes to get noticed by scouts, which, to John's dismay, doesn't quite translate into the afternoon's lackluster on-ice performance.
  • Get Them Legs Going
    Sunday, January 2
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With the first practice and the physical evaluation under their belt, the players are gearing up for a full day on the ice. The coaching staff gets to see the actual talent of the team and as well as who stands out; either as an elite or as a sore thumb. The cuts are approaching and some players are handling the pressure better than others.
  • All on the Same Level
    Saturday, January 1
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The first scrimmage arrives and the players are eager to show what they've got. One of the players decides that his only option is to go home, and a Hit The Ice alumnus returns to share his wisdom and talk about his NHL experience.
  • Down to Business
    Friday, December 31
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Its back to business and the official roster hits the ice for the first time as a team. The day is harder on some as injuries creep up on a few players and others are called out for lacking effort. And a one-on-one battle drill turns sour and threatens one player's ability to continue.
  • Cut Day
    Thursday, December 30
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The morning is and angst-filled one as the dreaded ?cut-day? has arrived. Players are told who is officially part of the 2013 Hit The Ice roster and who is sadly sent home. After heartfelt goodbyes the remaining players embark, quite literally, on a 2-day team bonding journey.
  • Time to Show What You Got
    Wednesday, December 29
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today the team will take part in a fully refereed intra-squad game. It is the ultimate moment that will decide who stays for the main camp and who goes home. A few players are already on the bubble, who will rise above and prove their worth?
  • All on the Same Level
    Wednesday, December 29
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The first scrimmage arrives and the players are eager to show what they've got. One of the players decides that his only option is to go home, and a Hit The Ice alumnus returns to share his wisdom and talk about his NHL experience.
  • Get Them Legs Going
    Tuesday, December 28
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    With the first practice and the physical evaluation under their belt, the players are gearing up for a full day on the ice. The coaching staff gets to see the actual talent of the team and as well as who stands out; either as an elite or as a sore thumb. The cuts are approaching and some players are handling the pressure better than others.
  • This Is Your Team
    Monday, December 27
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players have arrived in Gatineau and now try to settle in to their new environment. John and the rest of the staff meet the players and establish what is expected of everyone. Stakes are set pretty high from the get-go as players are quickly informed that not everyone invited will be taking part in the main camp.
  • Do What It Takes
    Sunday, December 26
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A surprise visit from Arron Asham, one of the few Aboriginal players currently playing in the NHL shares his thoughts with the team and provides true inspiration. All of the coaching staff feels that they've done everything to get the team in prime competing shape. Many players have begun to prepare for the last game in their own way.
  • Sink Or Swim
    Saturday, December 25
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    There is only one practice left before the players give their all in the on-ice testing but an old injury could put one prospect's camp in jeopardy. A group of players get their feet wet when they experience dragon boat racing for the first time.
  • Difficult Choices
    Friday, December 24
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Once again this year, ex NHLer and Hit The Ice Head Coach John Chabot travels to the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Kahnawake to find the best hockey players our Nations have to offer. This year, rather than scouting fifteen players, John and his coaching staff are looking at inviting a total of 26 players.
  • The Final Outcome
    Thursday, December 23
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The team returns for second period action with the score all tied up. Although the first period was filled with hard hits and some dirty play the players know that they must focus, as the next goal could be the difference maker. With scouts looking on, who will shine and who will falter?
  • The Big Game
    Wednesday, December 22
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The moment all of these players have been waiting for, the showcase game. For the past two weeks every single player has done what he can to get ready. An unexpected event rocks the team's roster and John is forced to make a tough decision that could have a major impact on the game. The boys head over to the Meredith Centre for a quick morning skate and to get accustomed to the rink. Unfortunately, John must also break the news to the players that will be sitting out.
  • Sink Or Swim
    Wednesday, December 22
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    There is only one practice left before the players give their all in the on-ice testing but an old injury could put one prospect's camp in jeopardy. A group of players get their feet wet when they experience dragon boat racing for the first time.
  • Do What It Takes
    Tuesday, December 21
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A surprise visit from Arron Asham, one of the few Aboriginal players currently playing in the NHL shares his thoughts with the team and provides true inspiration. All of the coaching staff feels that they've done everything to get the team in prime competing shape. Many players have begun to prepare for the last game in their own way.
  • Counting Down
    Monday, December 20
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Young NHL hockey superstar, Evander Kane shows the forwards what it takes to play a power game and with only a few days left before the scrimmage the intensity is ramped up. The players are introduced to what scouts will be looking for by one of the NHL's most reputable hockey men, Randy Lee from the Ottawa Senators.
  • Shorty But A Guddy
    Sunday, December 19
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players have been practicing for three straight days and to get the morale and intensity up, NHL rookie and Florida Defenseman Erik Gudbranson joins the boys for a skate. The pace of the camp brings on a few casualties as injuries begin to creep up on the team. John decides to end the practice with a scrimmage that gets the players excited to finally see some game action.
  • Get Your Skates and Minds Sharpened
    Saturday, December 18
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The invited players, and the successful walk-on applicants, arrive at camp. Off-ice sessions and a few practices are on the agenda as the coaches begin their evaluation of the 30 players.
  • Not A Pro Yet
    Saturday, December 18
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    For the second off-ice workout the players travel to a different locale where they are initiated to training like a pro. First hand, they witness how true professionals' train. Their morning experience lures them into a false sense of security that brings the head coach to call a few players out and announce that not everyone will be playing in the final game.
  • Max Effort
    Friday, December 17
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The second week of training begins with a bang as John questions some of the player's reactions following the intra-squad game. The roster board sends a clear message to a few of the camps top players. One of the coach's old players presents some hockey memorabilia to the team and offers his thoughts on the game.
  • Ready to Roll
    Thursday, December 16
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    An announcement that the team will take part in a fully refereed intra-squad game the following day changes the team dynamic and teammates will now become opponents. An injury has left a hole in the team's roster that is quickly filled by another prospect.
  • Much Needed Rest
    Wednesday, December 15
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players rejoice as they are given a day off. Although the experience has been mind blowing, some time away from the rink can only help. For the injured, the time off allows them to heal. The team takes part in a fun team building activity where no prisoners will be taken.
  • Get Your Skates and Minds Sharpened
    Wednesday, December 15
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The invited players, and the successful walk-on applicants, arrive at camp. Off-ice sessions and a few practices are on the agenda as the coaches begin their evaluation of the 30 players.
  • Shorty But A Guddy
    Tuesday, December 14
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The players have been practicing for three straight days and to get the morale and intensity up, NHL rookie and Florida Defenseman Erik Gudbranson joins the boys for a skate. The pace of the camp brings on a few casualties as injuries begin to creep up on the team. John decides to end the practice with a scrimmage that gets the players excited to finally see some game action.
  • Not A Pro Yet
    Monday, December 13
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    For the second off-ice workout the players travel to a different locale where they are initiated to training like a pro. First hand, they witness how true professionals' train. Their morning experience lures them into a false sense of security that brings the head coach to call a few players out and announce that not everyone will be playing in the final game.
  • The Final Duel
    Sunday, December 12
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    After more than three weeks of practice and training, Team Hit The Ice plays the second and final showcase game before a crowd of family, friends and fans. The boys play for each other and make good on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Come One, Come All
    Saturday, December 11
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    For the first time ever, Hit The Ice holds open tryouts and players from across Canada their way to Winnipeg to try and earn a spot. With only a few sessions to catch the coaches' attention, the players know that the pressure is on.
  • Awards and Recognitions Abound
    Saturday, December 11
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The last bit of scheming and planning unfolds as the coaches prepare for the final game. Confidence is at an all-time high and the team is ready for a second faceoff with their opponents. On the eve of the game, the team gathers one last time to recognize the hard work of a few players.
  • Day 1
    Friday, December 10
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Monday morning rolls around, the time has come to get things going. The first day will see the players get a taste of their first on-ice practice. A surprise is in store for those thinking it would be a leisurely skate and many of the players will see that being a top prospect is much more than just being good on the ice. The coaching staff gets to see the actual talent of the team and more importantly their work ethic.
  • The Arrival and Introductions
    Thursday, December 9
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    All the different players arrive in the Gatineau area. Not sure what to expect, the players are immediately thrust into the Hit The Ice experience and specifically the rigours of an elite hockey development program. For the coaching staff it's important that everyone understands from the get go what is expected.
  • The Assessment
    Wednesday, December 8
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    John travels to the 2012 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Saskatoon and begins his scouting process. He hopes to find the best Aboriginal talent for a hockey camp in Gatineau. With more than two hundred players to choose from, picking the top fifteen will prove to be a challenge.
  • Come One, Come All
    Wednesday, December 8
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    For the first time ever, Hit The Ice holds open tryouts and players from across Canada their way to Winnipeg to try and earn a spot. With only a few sessions to catch the coaches' attention, the players know that the pressure is on.
  • The Final Duel
    Tuesday, December 7
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    After more than three weeks of practice and training, Team Hit The Ice plays the second and final showcase game before a crowd of family, friends and fans. The boys play for each other and make good on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Awards and Recognitions Abound
    Monday, December 6
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The last bit of scheming and planning unfolds as the coaches prepare for the final game. Confidence is at an all-time high and the team is ready for a second faceoff with their opponents. On the eve of the game, the team gathers one last time to recognize the hard work of a few players.
  • Paint By Numbers
    Sunday, December 5
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    NHL'er Mark Stone returns to help out, and brings goalie Calvin Pickard with him. The professional players share the in's and outs of pro-life. Team Stone takes on Team Pickard in a friendly game of paintball.
  • Wild Pickings
    Saturday, December 4
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The final day of training is devoted to low-intensity drills and a once-in-a-lifetime session with Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.
  • You Goat to Be Kidding
    Saturday, December 4
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The boys get the chance to develop their personal skills with J.P. Vigier in a series of unique drills and exercises. After a long day's work, the boys look forward to a good stretch. However, their yoga session proves to be slightly unorthodox, as a few four-legged friends join the fray.
  • Hunting for Treasure
    Friday, December 3
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coach John meets a few players to chat about their future plans and hockey hopes. Following a hard morning practice, the players participate in a scavenger hunt around Winnipeg to discover some of the city's landmarks.
  • The Full Monty
    Thursday, December 2
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Feeling good about their win, the team returns from a well-deserved weekend off with youthful energy. Indigenous NHL'er Brandon Montour and Joe Cramarossa drop in for a visit.
  • Show Me What You Got
    Wednesday, December 1
    2:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Team Hit The Ice is ready to face Team Made in Manitoba in an official showcase game. It's the first chance for the players to prove themselves and demonstrate what they have learned in training.
  • Wild Pickings
    Wednesday, December 1
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The final day of training is devoted to low-intensity drills and a once-in-a-lifetime session with Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.