This documentary offers a no-holds barred look at the Bentley Generals, a beloved amateur hockey team from small town Alberta, and their passionate quest to bring home their first national championship at the Allan Cup. Heart-felt, real and full of grit and emotion, it follows the sacrifices made by players, their families and an entire town in a place where life, hockey and a dream of winning the last game of the year go hand in hand. Sometimes the sacrifices you make off the ice are the hardest ones of all.

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Meet the Filmmakers

Hailing from  Alberta, Eppo Eerkes moved to Toronto in the late 1990s and working for CTV, CBC, OLN and Discovery.His experiences in professional acting during this time gave him a greater understanding of his craft as a director and furthered his passion for storytelling. Now back home in Alberta, Eppo looks for documentaries that focus on unforgettable people, places and stories through his production company, POUNCE.


Ron Goetz began his career in television over 30 years ago, starting as Production Supervisor for CFTK-TV in Terrace, British Columbia. During the mid 1980s, Goetz was Senior Producer for CKCK-TV in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was a member of the executive staff for eight years as Director of Creative Services, Promotions and Community Affairs.