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Scoring with Science

Production year: 2012 | 1x60' | Genres: Factual/Doc
Winning a hockey match with science
Origin country: Canada
Production company: Bell Media Inc.
Original title: Scoring with Science
Original language: English
Formats: HD

Discovery icon Jay Ingram anchors an all-new, action packed behind-the-scenes look at the science of hockey featuring all-star special guests: the Toronto Maple Leafs

First, Ingram meets up with three Maple Leafs superstars who check out his hockey chops and give him tips on how he could improve. Then, with the assistance of experimental physicist Alain Hache, we turn the ultra-cool, high-speed camera, Phantom Flex onto the Leafs players to see what forces are at play when they let ‘er rip in a an up close and personal look at the slap shot. In the era of lasers and high speed cameras, Ingram finds out why. Highlights from additional featured stories on SCORING WITH SCIENCE: HOCKEY REVEALED include:

The Latest Bling at Bauer – Ingram goes backstage at Bauer Hockey research and development as they let viewers in on the science behind the latest trends in skates and sticks just in time for the beginning of the 2012-2013 winter hockey season.

Cuts Like A Knife – Brock University professor Kelly Lockwood analyzes skating technique and skate blades, and she uses a huge treadmill you can skate on! Then, Gabor Somorjai – professor of chemistry at the University of California Berkeley –discusses his findings on what makes ice slippery.

McGill's Ice Hockey Research – Professors David Pearsall and Rene Turcotte measure the performance of athletes and equipment at McGill University in Montreal. SCORING WITH SCIENCE goes inside their lab which features a large plastic ice sheet smack in the middle. Then, the professor’s show of the cool equipment they use and finally explain to hockey-mad Canadians what makes an elite player's wrist shot so much better than theirs!

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