“Hockey Journey,” a full-length film highlighting hockey interviews and footage around British Columbia – can be seen at a premiere viewing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The film follows a hockey player’s lifelong love of the game and gratitude for the lessons and friendships that developed. The premiere is open to the public.
This is the first feature film by St. Louis’ Shutout Productions, which is locally owned and operated by Keith Van Gels and Dave Delaney. The film’s final scenes were shot in St. Louis, and former NHL player and St. Louis resident Matt Lashoff wrote and performed the film’s original music score.
“This movie gives the audience a first-hand account of the struggles and rewards of putting everything on the line to pursue your dreams,” Van Gels said. “Dave and I saw a void in online hockey content and realized we could combine our love for hockey and film, which prompted us to take the leap in making our first feature film.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the premiere viewing event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at hockeyjourney.eventbrite.com.