Thursday, January 22, 2009

Peter Puck

Back in the 1970s, NBC carried NHL hockey games nationwide. As the sport would be new to many viewers, the network commissioned the Hanna-Barbera animation studios to create a series of short cartoons explaining the rules and fundamentals of the game. The host of these cartoons was Peter Puck, a hockey puck complete with arms and legs (and skates!), who would happily brief newcomers to the world of professional hockey. These cartoons also aired on Hockey Night in Canada, which is the Canadian equivalent to the US's Monday Night Football.

In honor of this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, I present to you the first four episodes of the adventures of Peter Puck. Enjoy! Go Flyers!


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