Breaking The Ice, a five-part feature focusing on the Hamilton Bulldogs, airs for five consecutive evenings on Rogers Sportsnet during its nightly news program, Sportsnetnews, next week.
The feature takes viewers behind the scenes and on the road with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
The following are some of the highlights of Breaking The Ice:
A look at James Sanford and Matt Shasby, two players on the bubble at the Bulldogs training camp
Lunch and bowling with Russian-born player Andrei Kostitsyn and Latvian-born team enforcer Raitis Ivanans, who has taken Kostitsyn under his wing to help him as he adjusts to the language and culture of North America
A high-stakes poker game on the team bus
Candid comments from Hamilton head coach Doug Jarvis, a former NHL star and the reigning iron man, as he is wired for sound before and during a Bulldogs game
Defenseman Ron Hainsey gives a post-game wrap up in Rochester
The first segment airs on Monday, November 22, during Sportsnetnews at 6:00 p.m. ET (East region), 6:30 p.m. ET (Ontario), 8:00 p.m. MT (West) and 7:00 p.m. PT (Pacific).