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Playing Gordie Howe

from Glen Schaefer of the Vancouver Province,

Vancouver actor and long-time hockey fan Michael Shanks is heading to Winnipeg for his dream job - the lead role as hockey legend Gordie Howe in the CBC biopic Mr. Hockey.

The 41-year-old Shanks (Saving Hope, Stargate SG-1), who heads to Winnipeg in late August for four weeks of filming, played midget rep hockey as a teen and spent some time on the University of B.C.‘s junior varsity team as a student there.

“This is the most exciting thing I’ve done in a while,” he said last week.

“I get to go back to my old hockey roots, I’m pumped.”

The movie, which focuses on the hockey legend’s return to the ice at age 45, is being directed by Andy Mikita.

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