Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Legendary Hockey Rivalry Gets Documentary

No matter where you live, you probably know some of the history college hockey has in Boston.

Between traditional powers Boston College and Boston University, long-lasting Northeastern, former NCAA champion Harvard, and the annual Beanpot tournament, Boston is home to some of the best college hockey around.

(Outside of Minnesota, of course.)

The rivalry between BC and BU has been unbelieveably intense over the years, and now there is a documentary being produced to celebrate the two schools' history. The best part? The production company got legendary play-by-play voice Mike "Doc" Emrick to narrate the program.

“I can’t wait to see the action footage and hear the sound bites from the many who have played such a part in this intense history,” Emrick said. “That I can also be a part of something so important to hockey history is an honor.”

Rival Films began production on “The Battle of Comm Ave” in January. The film will examine the unique hockey rivalry between two schools that share the same street in Boston.

The entire documentary will be shot in high definition.

The show will be available on DVD, and will be shown on NESN.

For those who appreciate college hockey at its finest, this is likely to be a must-see.

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