Episode 01 – NEW BEGINNINGS
Another new group of young prospects meet in Winnipeg to take part in the fifth edition of Hit The Ice. On the first day, a full-on scrimmage gives the players a chance to show the coaches what they’re made of.
Episode 02 – SECOND CHANCE
Competing for a limited number of spots on the roster, the young players battle it out in a second scrimmage, knowing that this time, a bad performance may result in a ticket home.
Episode 03 – WALKING THE PLANK
In the wake of two revealing scrimmages, the coaches send several players home. The rest head off to the beach for a fun but challenging pirate-themed activity.
Episode 04 – BRASS TACKS
The official Hit The Ice team begins to train in earnest with two intense skates. The day ends with a contest of strength at a nearby park.
Episode 05 – THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
The coaches change their plans due to a large number of injuries. After a tiring day at the rink, the players get an unusual break: a paranormal excursion to some of Winnipeg’s most haunted places.
Episode 06 – TRAINING DAY
NHLers Mark Stone and Ryan Garbutt join the coaching team to motivate and inspire the players as they tackle a full day of physical and mental training with expert guests.
Episode 07 – JUNGLE GYM
Unaware that a pro scout has come to watch them, the players start the day off with the wrong attitude. A fiery speech from John Chabot wakes them up, and the boys cap off the day with a one-of-a-kind obstacle race.
Episode 08 – GAME ONE
The first week of official training culminates with the first showcase game against an elite team of young Indigenous players from across Manitoba.
Episode 09 – BUILDING BLOCKS
The players are joined by NHL pros Cody McLeod and Cody McCormick for some high-intensity drills followed by an outdoor activity that will put their racing – and engineering – skills to the test.
Episode 10 – HIGH HOPES
While injury forces a star forward to make a difficult decision, the coaches focus on penalty-killing and power play drills. The players then test their brainpower in a difficult puzzle-solving adventure game.
Episode 11 – ON TARGET
After starting the day with a weak practice, the boys show some much-needed focus, a quality that comes in handy during an end-of-day competition combining tag and archery.
Episode 12 – WILD PICKINGS
The final day of training is devoted to low-intensity drills and a once-in-a-lifetime session with Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.
Episode 13 – THE BATTLE OF WINNIPEG
Facing off for a second time against a highly skilled Manitoba team, the HTI players get one last chance to show the Nation that they have what it takes to compete at an elite level.