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Gordie Howe Portrayed in TV Movie ‘Mr. Hockey’

April 5, 2013 9:00 AM | Sports

Michael Shanks - Mr. Hockey

Michael Shanks as Gordie Howe in ‘Mr. Hockey,’ airing April 28 on CBC. (HANDOUT)

A made-for-TV movie telling the story of hockey legend Gordie Howe will air later this month on CBC.

“Mr. Hockey” depicts the Howe family as they prepare for a comeback that has been labeled “the biggest publicity stunt in hockey history.”

Starring Michael Shanks as Gordie Howe, the film also features Hamilton native, film and television actress Kathleen Robertson, who plays the compelling role of Gordie’s wife and manager, Colleen Howe.

The Canadian-made story airs on the network Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m.

— Staff