Let’s get ready to rumble! Road hockey obsessed rivals Calum MacLeod and Mark McGuckin are more competitive and rambunctious than ever before in the second season of OLN’s original Canadian series, Road Hockey Rumble.
Premiering Fri., Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, each episode of the 13-part series blends sports, comedy and travel as MacLeod and McGuckin tap into the already festering rivalries in 13 different Canadian towns from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, to Maple Ridge, British Columbia. After picking players in each community, the respective teams settle their differences over a game of road hockey. The winner gets all the beer he can drink. The loser is subject to ridiculous – and often painfully embarrassing – punishment at the hands of the winner.
The duo travelled eastward across Canada in season one, but now MacLeod and McGuckin are heading back westward across the country in season two. After discovering longstanding rivalries in each city – such as beer drinkers versus wine drinkers, or firefighters versus police officers – MacLeod and McGuckin captain each team as players duke it out in local road hockey grudge matches coast to coast. This season, watch as the penalties inflicted on MacLeod and McGuckin are more warped than ever before. From tolerating high kicks to enduring ipecac-induced vomiting, all bets are off as the loser is subject to the winner’s punishment.
Cities hosting hockey matches include Corner Brook, NFLD; Tatamagouche, NS; Charlottetown, PEI ; St. Stephen, NB; Quebec City, QC; Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Rankin Inlet, NU; Moose Jaw, SK; Red Deer, AB; Yellowknife, NWT; Dawson City, YT; and Maple Ridge, BC.
Highlights from the first episodes include:
Road Hockey Rumble: “Corner Brook, Newfoundland”
Fri., Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
McGuckin and the best players of the Corner Brook fire department face-off against MacLeod and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s toughest cops in the first episode of the season. The match loser – either McGuckin or MacLeod – is subject to “A Newfie Scrub Down!” as punishment. Hockey-pro and Corner Brook native Jason King makes a guest appearance as the road hockey rivals start this season’s grudge match on Canada’s east coast.
Road Hockey Rumble: “Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia”
Fri., Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
As the birthplace of the late Anna Swan – the Giantess of the Maritimes – Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, is a seemingly docile hamlet oddly shrouded in a veil of height discrimination. The road hockey rivalry this time around: MacLeod’s team of short people (170 centimetres and under) versus McGuckin’s team of tall people (185.5 centimetres and over). In pivotal game two, McGuckin and MacLeod battle to avoid this week’s punishment, “The Tatamagouche Foooore!!”
Road Hockey Rumble: “Charlottetown, PEI”
Fri., Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Making their way through the Maritimes, the boys motor to Prince Edward Island – the land of the last living pterodactyl! In the capital city of Charlottetown, McGuckin and MacLeod venture on an ice-cream factory tour and come up with a new earth-shaking road hockey rivalry – dairy lovers versus lactose-intolerants. It’s MacLeod and the milk drinkers facing-off against McGuckin and the intolerable intolerants. And the punishment for losing this time around is “The Charlottetown Sh#t Crow!”
Road Hockey Rumble: “St. Stephen, New Brunswick”
Fri., Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Situated on the Canada/U.S. border, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, is home to Canadians who are typically cordial to their Yankee neighbours across the river in Calais, Maine. But after MacLeod and McGuckin roll into town in the name of road hockey prowess, all pleasantries quickly turn into flag waving and cheap shots! McGuckin’s got the Canadians and MacLeod’s got the Americans and neither of them wants to be subject to this border city punishment – “The 1812 Barrage!”