MacGyver (1985–1992)
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MacGyver returns to Minnesota to help his old hockey coach take his high school team to the state championships. The toughest part will be dealing with the violent temper of their star player.


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Lee David Zlotoff (created by), Rick Drew | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
Martin Milner ... Turk Donner
Jeff Schultz ... Derek Kirby
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Brett Thompson (as Ken Camroux)
Clu Gulager ... Walt Kirby
Claire Vardiel ... Dr. Sylvia Warner (as Claire Brown)
Garry Chalk ... Tony Ellis (as Gary Chalk)
Steve Armitage ... KLMA Radio Announcer
Sean Campbell ... Eddie Henderson (as Sean Berner)
Andrew Cochrane Andrew Cochrane ... Chester Johnson
Kevin Conway ... 'Weasel' Wilson (as Kevin John Conway)
Greg Cameron Greg Cameron ... Head Referee
John Ashbridge John Ashbridge ... P. A. Announcer


MacGyver returns to Minnesota to help his old hockey coach take his high school team to the state championships. The toughest part will be dealing with the violent temper of their star player.

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Release Date:

1 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sports announcer is played by Steve Armitage. He was a popular, and long running, sports announcer on radio and television, for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), in particular for Hockey Night in Canada. See more »


The hockey rink where the play-off game is being held is missing the four face-off circles (should be two on each end of the rink, one on either side of each goal). It is also missing the center line. See more »


[last lines]
MacGyver: There you go, Coach.
Tony Ellis: Excuse me, gentlemen. I have an important call to make to Team USA.
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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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MacGyver's ice hockey epic with a message!
29 July 2007 | by three-amigosSee all my reviews

This episode strays from the usual tone of a MacGyver adventure and is more of a sports story in the tradition of films like Hoosiers and Rudy. In a change of pace, MacGyver is asked to substitute for an ice hockey coach and gives him the chance to offer guidance and advice to a group of teenage hockey players who have their sights on reaching the "big leagues" and being selected to play for a professional team.

The main plot line deals with one of these young hockey players who is faced with a moral dilemma as to what is an appropriate way to reach the professional leagues. He must make an important decision while dealing with pressures from parents, agents and the lure of big money. MacGyver plays the earnest coach who tries to help him make a good choice. In light of recent scandals in professional sports of some who take questionable shortcuts (such as steroids) in their quest for fame, the topic remains timely and ultimately offers a positive message for young people thinking of making a career in sports.

As an "unpaid extra" who "acted" in this (9 hours of acting for 3 seconds of glory), I am happy that this important episode of MacGyver is now preserved for your viewing pleasure as part of the DVD box set for season 3. Scan the crowd scenes and you will see my face and many others popping up again and again in the background. We got moved around a lot to "fill out" the crowd scenes.

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