It may very well be ‘Back To The Future’? I just watched the above London Knights Team Feature that we produced in 2005. And right off the top is Dale Hunter…
In 2005 video streaming was new. Very new and hard to do. Because of our combined expertise in IPTV development and international sports broadcasting Blomeley Communications was commissioned by Bell SympaticoMSN.ca to develop and produce one of Canada’s first multi-platform television series (airing simultaneously on broadcast, internet, interactive). CHL Team Features was the brain child of John McLarty who at the time was the visionary Director of Digital Media at Bell SympaticoMSN.ca. Oh ya I forgot, there was an NHL Work Stoppage/Lockout at the same time, so you could say John was also pretty good at business development :-).
This weekend’s 2012 Memorial Cup involves the London Knights one of the teams we featured in the 2005 series. We interviewed future NHLers Corey Perry and Dave Bolland along with the Hunter Brothers Dale and Mark as they approached the ’05 Memorial Cup. It was a remarkable story.
Another team in our series was Sydney Crosby’s team the Rimouski Oceanic. We produced all the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team features in French, and Sid certainly held his own ‘en francais’ as we caught up to him during quebec media scrums.
Four important themes rose to the forefront as we began our national tour that soon became popular promotional tools for the teams and the leagues: Education, Community, Dicipline, and Integrity….and of course a love for the game.