The Sweater

In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, the boy was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.

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Sheldon Cohen
Sheldon Cohen
Marrin Canell
David Verrall
executive producer
Derek Lamb
animation camera
Jacques Avoine
Raymond Dumas
Richard Moras
Pierre Landry
Roch Carrier
Roch Carrier
English text
Sheila Fischman
Roger Lamoureux
David Verrall
sound editing
Normand Roger
Normand Roger
Jean-Pierre Joutel


  • cperreault

    “Bonjour brunehaut. Merci de nous avoir laissé un commentaire. Le film Le chandail est accessible sur dans sa version française ici : Les deux films n'étaient pas reliés par langue. Je vais m'assurer qu'il le soit. Bonne journée! - Catherine” — cperreault, 10 Nov 2011

  • brunehaut

    “Pourquoi est-ce qu'on ne trouve sur votre site que la version anglaise du Chandail de hockey ? C'est un comble, pour l'histoire-phare d'un Canadien Français ! Même en cliquant sur le bouton 'français' j'obtiens la page d'accueil en anglais. ” — brunehaut, 9 Nov 2011

  • canadianation

    “If you take a close look at a Canadian five dollar bill, you'll see an excerpt of the story printed on it.” — canadianation, 3 Feb 2011

  • onemon

    “II have the book on this film. It always brings a smile to my face when I here it.” — onemon, 23 Dec 2010

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