Run Time: 90 minutes
In 1978 Coach Neal Henderson founded the first minority youth hockey program in the country. Today, still coaching at 81 years old, the legendary Coach Neal has 40 years worth of rosters full of alumni players who revere him. Henderson’s community-funded Fort Dupont Cannons Hockey Club in Washington, D.C. supplies predominately Black players with access to free equipment, skates, uniforms, and a glimpse of opportunity beyond the blocks of their inner-city neighborhoods. Best friends on and off the ice, Robert and Rayvon suit up for their final season as Cannons in their senior year of high school. In a city that continues to struggle with homicide, racism, and poverty, both boys fight to graduate and contemplate their next steps beyond their beloved ice arena. THE CANNONS offers the epitome of sport for these young players who find heroes in their dedicated coaches. It is through the athletes' most triumphant victories and devastating losses that they truly learn how to play the game. —A.B.
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 7:15 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 11:45 AM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition