Saturday, November 8, 2014

Corner Gas - "Face Off" and "The Good Old Table Hockey Game"

While Canadians are probably familiar with the TV series "Corner Gas", not many Americans probably know of this very funny show about the small town of Dog River, Saskatchewan and it's quirky residents.

The show ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009 and did run for a short period of time on WGN in the United States, where we became big fans of the show.

Two of the shows episodes in particular revolve around hockey, and we are featuring them here today.

The first one, from season one, is "Face Off", where Brent Leroy, goaltender for the Dog River River Dogs, owner of Corner Gas and the show's main character, is extended an offer to join a rival team - which includes an unlimited bar tab and a new set of tires.

Brent decides to stay, but can Dog River beat Stonewood? It won't be easy without a coach...

The second hockey themed episode from season four is a terrific spoof of the eight game 1972 Summit Series between Canada and Russia - only this time battled out on a table hockey game. In this episode, Karen Pelly, one of the town's underworked police force, challenges Brent for table hockey supremacy. See how many Summit Series references you can get...

To get your own Corner Gas DVD's, please visit the links below



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