CBC Television Network

Tournament, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2005 to 2006

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday nights at 8:30PM from January 5, 2005 to March 2006

This half-hour comedy considered itself a “mockumentary” or satiric documentary that was presented as if it were factual, but was not.  This series, produced by Adjacent 2 Entertainment in Montreal, attempted to portray the lives of parents and their children in local hockey tournaments. The show took place in Briarside, a fictional Canadian town, whose local hockey team was trying to win a trip to a tournament in Quebec. The series followed Farqueson’s Funeral Home Warriors, an underdog Atom hockey team on the road to a prestigious tournament. The Warriors’ players were all heart, but the parents’ behaviour was troublesome.

It was anounced in February 2006 that the series would not be renewed for a further season.

Principal Cast:
Christian Potenza as Doug McConnell
Dean McDermott as Stan Ryckman
Tracey Hoyt as Aurora Farqueson
Richard Jutras as Hal Farqueson
Paula Boudreau as Janice McConnell
Vlasta Vrana as Coach Jenkins
Kate Greenhouse as Deb Pishatelli
Cas Anvar as Dr. Singh
Louis Phillipe Darndenault as Raymond Mercier
Annie Bovaird as Denim Farqueson

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2006