by Nick Digiacomo
Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is a fearless attorney at Ducksworth, Saver & Gross. Gordon is spooked by his memories from when he was the star player on a championship hockey team. He hit the post in a shootout, thereby losing the game for his team and the respect from his coach. Years later, after being charged with a DUI, the court forces him to coach a peewee hockey team full of ankle-benders. Bombay is very unwilling at first, but he eventually gets the respect of the kids and teaches them how to play the game and win. After winning several games, they get a sponsorship and the team gets the name of The Ducks. In the final game of the season, The Ducks go face to face against Gordon’s old coach, giving Gordon a chance to show his old coach up.
The Mighty Ducks is an original movie that every kid who plays hockey should watch. “It is one of my favorite movies to this day. I loved to watch it on my way to hockey games when I was younger,” said sophomore Nick Longa. The purpose of this movie is to show kids even if you don’t have the best equipment you can still grind and become skilled.
Junior Charlie Connolly said, “I grew up watching this movie with my two brothers we still always talk about it.” Additionally, senior Jeff Baker said, “The Mighty Ducks is a classic movie I constantly watched it with my hockey team when I was growing up.