Power Play (TV series)

Power Play
Created by Glenn Davis
William Laurin
Opening theme "The Hockey Song"
Performed by Stompin' Tom Connors
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Glenn Davis
Robert Lantos
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) N.D.G Productions
Serendipity Point Films
Alliance Atlantis
Original network CTV
Original release October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15) – February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17)

Power Play is a Canadian television drama series, which aired on CTV from 1998 to 2000. The series was filmed at Copps Coliseum (now FirstOntario Centre) in Hamilton, Ontario.[1]

The show starred Michael Riley as Brett Parker, a former New York City sports agent who became the general manager of a (fictional) National Hockey League franchise, the Hamilton Steelheads.

One of the throughline plots of the series dealt with Parker's ongoing love–hate relationships with the sport, the team and his superior at McArdle Industries, corporate executive Colleen Blessed, played by Kari Matchett.

The cast also included Gordon Pinsent as team owner Duff McArdle, Jonathan Crombie, Jennifer Dale and Al Waxman. The show's theme song was a modernized version of the Stompin' Tom Connors classic, "The Hockey Song", performed partly by Connors himself, and then transitioning to the performance of the band Rusty.

The show was briefly aired on the US network UPN, starting in 1999, but was pulled after just two episodes. The second episode aired in the US has the distinction of being the lowest-rated episode (since the Nielsen ratings service began in the 1950s) of any prime-time TV series ever aired by any US network.


Starring cast

Recurring cast

All-time Hamilton Steelheads roster

The following players have been seen playing for the Steelheads over the course of the series:

Episode list

Season one

  1. "Perambulate Me Back to My Habitual Abode" (Sept 21 1998)
  2. "Changing the Luck" (Sept 28 1998)
  3. "All for One"
  4. "Seventh Game"
  5. "Off Season"
  6. "Brothers in Arms"
  7. "The Bad Boy"
  8. "Purple Hazing"
  9. "Family Values"
  10. "Pucks the Size of Beach Balls"
  11. "High Noon"
  12. "Dire Straits"
  13. "Waked at the Forum"

Season two

  1. "Everything is Broken"
  2. "Resign or Re-Sign"
  3. "Manipulation"
  4. "Evasion"
  5. "Temptation"
  6. "The Truth"
  7. "The Jumper"
  8. "The Mask"
  9. "Foolish Hearts"
  10. "The Quarter Finals"
  11. "The Cubicle"
  12. "The Finals"
  13. "What It All Meant"


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