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The Tournament

The Tournament

| 22 min

Over the course of a weekend tournament, youth sledge hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada battle for supremacy. Designed for players who have a physical challenge, the fundaments of the sport — passing, shooting, trash talking your opponents – remain the same. Director Sam Vint captures the end-to-end action as the Manitoba Sledgehammers do it all.

  • writer
    Sam Vint
  • director
    Sam Vint
  • featuring
    Isaac Vint
    Alyssa White
    Paul Hamm
    Cooper Vint
    Evan Heson
    Logan Johnstone
    Natalia Debbo
    Elijah Armbruster
    Tucker Olson
    Bill Muloin
    Trish Cooper
    Danny Lilya
  • producer
    Alicia Smith
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • picture editor
    John Gurdebeke
  • director of photography
    Tyler Funk
  • location sound recordist
    Kevin Bacon
  • sound design
    Christine Fellows
  • original music composer
    Christine Fellows
    John K. Samson
    Jason Tait
  • original music performer
    Christine Fellows
    John K. Samson
    Jason Tait
  • vocal performance
    Christine Fellows
  • production assistant
    April Dunsmore
  • assistant editor
    Marcel Kreutzer
  • slate design
    Galen Johnson
  • transcription
    Patricia Garry
  • colourist
    Tony Wytinck
  • sound mix
    Bruce Little
  • online editor
    Bruce Little
  • studio operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • studio administrator
    Devon Supeene
  • production coordinator
    April Dunsmore
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
    Kelly Fox
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom



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Ages 12 to 18

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Physical Education - Fitness
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership

Consider the similarities between this hockey tournament and a conventional hockey tournament. Research the history of sledge hockey. Research to compare sledge hockey to traditional hockey. Identify examples of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork/team play in the film. One of the challenges for this team is playing against teams with older players. How does the team respond to this challenge during play as well as before and after the game? Share a time you were met with a challenge. How did you respond to it?  

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