The Anaheim Ducks went up against Barry Trotz and the Islanders on Sunday, but were shut out 3-0. The actual, original, more beloved, Mighty Ducks were there and at least they had a good time.
Five players–er, actors–from the original motion picture trilogy put on their old jerseys, skated at the Islanders’ practice rink, and took photos with some of their knock-off successors like Ryan Getzlaf.
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine (Julie “The Cat” Gaffney), Vincent Larusso (Adam “Cake Eater” Banks), Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy “Our Collective Heartthrob” Germaine), Danny Tamberelli (Tommy “Last Name” Unknown) and Kenan Thompson (Russ “Knuckle Puck” Tyler) were all in attendance.
Some mighty great people joined us at today’s game!
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 21, 2019
Each player wore a Ducks jersey with their former character’s name on the back.
The former Mighty Ducks stars also took the ice at the Islanders’ practice facility earlier in the day. Danny Tamberelli and his wife Katelyn both shared photos and videos on their Instagram.
The original Mighty Ducks movie was first released in 1992. Two sequels were made years later: D2: The Mighty Ducks in 1994 and D3: The Mighty Ducks in 1996. A new television series based on the franchise is reportedly in development.
The movies got many kids interested in hockey, including one player in particular in the Capitals organization. According to a press release from Ice Hockey of Australia, Nathan Walker was inspired to play hockey because of these movies. No word on whether or not that includes the third film.
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