January 2008

Tuesday, January 1
8 p.m. – CTV Original Movie – Sticks and Stones

In Sticks and Stones, starring David Sutcliffe (Private Practice), the captain of a Canadian Pee-Wee hockey team organizes a tournament to make amends for the horrible treatment an American team received during a visit to Canada in March, 2003. As the movie begins, the U.S. invasion of Iraq is making headlines when a bus carrying the Brockton Boxers, a team of 12-year-old American hockey players from Brockton, Massachusetts, makes its way to a Pee-Wee tournament in Canada. When the American players attend a Montreal Canadiens game, Canadian fans boo the American national anthem and barrage the Boxers with heckles to “go home.” After this bitter experience, the American boys and their families leave, vowing never to return to Canada. A year later, thanks to the efforts of Jordy (Alexander De Jordy), the captain of the Fredericton Canadiens, the Boxers are welcomed back to Canada for the “Friendship 2004 Hockey Tournament.”

Tuesday, January 1

7 p.m. – SportsCentre: Year in Review

Hosted by Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger, the hour-long show unveils TSN’s Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year as well as TSN’s Athlete of the Year. SportsCentre: Year in Review also features some additional razzle-dazzle as the network narrows down the Top 10 Plays of the Year, including the most exciting goals, baskets and touchdowns. James Duthie will once again join the Review show with his annual look at the lighter side of sports with The Good, The Bad and The Duthie.