The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places — the school, the church and the skating-rink — but our life was on the skating-rink.
So begins Roch Carrier’s beloved book The Hockey Sweater, which recounts his childhood memory and the furor that arose following the unintended delivery of a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey to his home in Quebec, where Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and the Montreal Canadiens ruled.
The classic tale later became a widely popular National Film Board animated short and was adapted for the stage.
The musical production kicks off Rainbow Stage’s season.
Free Press photographer Mikaela MacKenzie had an inside look as the cast and crew prepared for opening night. The production runs from June 30 to July 17.