Like a majority of Canadian boys, Quinn Kinsella lives for hockey 24/7.
So, when Scotiabank asked Canadians to submit their home videos for a documentary called “Hockey 24,” Quinn, who plays with the Flamborough Sabres, was all in.
The documentary chronicles 24 hours in the lives of hockey families from communities across Canada, starting with the early morning trek to the local hockey rink.
The film became more than just a hockey documentary, Scotiabank’s Clinton Braganza told Yahoo! sports.
"What we actually found is as much as these are stories about hockey, you'll find that these are actually stories about Canadians and humanity — and the life lessons that hockey teaches its players, whether it's inclusion, whether it's hard work, whether it's team work, whether it's dedication.”
As Quinn shows, many of those life lessons come from the players themselves. Quinn, a grade 2 student at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School, has Cystic Fibrosis.
On November 17, a film crew was at Quinn’s home to document the youngster’s early morning ritual which begins with treatment, followed by the drive to the arena, team warm up and game.
The footage will be featured in “Hockey 24: A Film by Canada,” scheduled to air on May 24 on Sportsnet at 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm.
For mom, Cristina Mountinho Kinsella, a teacher at Guardian Angels School, the video not only shows Quinn’s indominable spirit, but that conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis don’t have to cancel one dreams.
“We're pretty pumped,” she says about the documentary, “because its awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and we'll take that any chance we get.”
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