The Sweater

Director: Sheldon Cohen Year: 1980 Run Time: 10min

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


Marrin Canell, David Verrall


Roch Carrier


Family, Sports


English, French

Closed Captioning:

English, French

Ratings by Province:

G Alberta
NR British Columbia
G Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
G Northwest Territories
G Nunavut
G Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon