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The Sweater

Director Sheldon Cohen
Year 1980
Run Time 10min
Genre Animation, Family
In this animated short, bestselling author Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, the boy was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team.

This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.


Sheldon Cohen


Roch Carrier


Roch Carrier


Marrin Canell, David Verrall


Animation, Family


Classics, Sports

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor