WBKB Channel 7 - Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks" (Part 4, 1964)

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Here's Part 4 of Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks," hosted by Frank Sweeney, as aired on WBKB (now WLS) Channel 7. This was transferred from the original film, and thus has no commercials. Featured in this part are coach Billy Reay (voice only), Bobby Hull with his family (second wife Joanne McKay and their first two children, Bobby Jr. and Brett), Stan Mikita, John McKenzie, and Pierre Pilote. Includes:

Opening shot of Hawks skating on the field, and the voice of Coach Reay explaining the various mood swings of players between periods of long losing streaks and those of winning streaks

Frank then speaks with Bobby Hull, his second wife, figure skater Joanne McKay, and their first two children, Brett Hull and Bobby Hull, Jr., about such moments' potential effect on their home life; we see a sample of Joanne's figure skating technique, as well as Bobby the elder skating on the ice and Brett (or is it Bobby Jr.?) shooting a puck

Next, Frank interviews Stan Mikita who shows the kind of skates he wears while playing, which contrasts with Frank's "figure skate" type; Stan describes what his skate is about and its main function, and later bounces a puck and displays his stick

Afterwards, Frank is in the dressing room with John McKenzie who's doing some carpenter work to keep his hockey stick flat on the ice and help him stand straight while handling a puck; he explains how it helps his technique, as he puts what looks like electrical tape on it to protect it from breaking while on the ice

Finally, Frank speaks with captain Pierre Pilote, who explains the importance of speed for players and mentioning how speed isn't as much a priority for defensemen, plus the importance of looking at goaltenders while playing

"Inside the World of Hockey" bumper

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 19, 1964 (and repeated on Saturday, March 20th 1965) during the 5:30pm to 6:30pm timeframe.





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Opening shot of Hawks skating on the field, and the voice of Coach Reay explaining the various mood swings of players between periods of long losing streaks and those of winning streaks

Frank then speaks with Bobby Hull, his second wife, figure skater Joanne McKay, and their first two children, Brett Hull and Bobby Hull, Jr., about such moments' potential effect on their home life; we see a sample of Joanne's figure skating technique, as well as Bobby the elder skating on the ice and Brett (or is it Bobby Jr.?) shooting a puck

Next, Frank interviews Stan Mikita who shows the kind of skates he wears while playing, which contrasts with Frank's "figure skate" type; Stan describes what his skate is about and its main function, and later bounces a puck and displays his stick

Afterwards, Frank is in the dressing room with John McKenzie who's doing some carpenter work to keep his hockey stick flat on the ice and help him stand straight while handling a puck; he explains how it helps his technique, as he puts what looks like electrical tape on it to protect it from breaking while on the ice

Finally, Frank speaks with captain Pierre Pilote, who explains the importance of speed for players and mentioning how speed isn't as much a priority for defensemen, plus the importance of looking at goaltenders while playing

"Inside the World of Hockey" bumper

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 19, 1964 (and repeated on Saturday, March 20th 1965) during the 5:30pm to 6:30pm timeframe." /> Share

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