I didn’t really pay much attention to hockey as a kid. I don’t know what icing is despite looking it up on Wikipedia nor do I understand every detail of the game. Maybe you’re like me or perhaps you are a rabid hockey fan ready for the Phantoms to start their first season here in the Lehigh Valley.
Either way, my preparations included watching some classic (and not so classic) hockey movies to get ready for Lehigh Valley hockey!
I started off with the Mighty Ducks. Perhaps not the greatest hockey movie but it does have its moments:
How could you not love a Knucklepuck?
Ducks fly together!
I moved onto a newer movie, “Goon” starring the guy everyone recognizes as Stiffler from American Pie.
Although not a hockey movie, Happy Gilmore does have a few hockey “moments”
Then there’s Mystery Alaska! Love this movie…
I couldn’t find any online clips from Miracle on Ice but I did find footage of the last minute of the actual game.
And finally, perhaps the greatest hockey movie ever made. Slapshot.
Complete with action..
…and some comedy.