Hockey Moms in the news
Parnells Featured on 'hockey moms' reality tv show -Click here to read more from new richmond news
‘Hockey Moms’ debuts -Click Here to Read More from laker & Pioneer
Stillwater hockey mom featured in TV series -Click Here to Read More from press pubs
Hockey is focus of TV show featuring Menomonie family -Click here to read more from leader-telegram
Local Hockey family featured on 'Hockey Moms' tv show -Click here to read more from county star
New Reality Show Focuses on Hockey Moms -Click here to read more from Lake Minnetonka magazine
Rosemount hockey mom is in the spotlight with new documentary -click here to read more from rosemount town pages
INTERVIEW: 'Hockey Moms' Reality Show Debuts This Weekend -Watch the John and gwen on KSTP
"Hockey Moms" on Twin Cities Live -Click here to watch Gwen and john on twin cities live
Rochester Natives' new 'hockey moms' Show -Click Here to read More from post-bulletin
New ‘Hockey Moms’ Reality TV Show Features Stillwater’s Gwen Marty -Click Here to view the article from stillwater current
Reality TV show featuring hockey moms to debut in Minnesota -Click here to read more from washington times
WATCH: Trailer for "Hockey Moms" (Lee Valsvik @ kool 108) -Click Here to see more from kool 108
TV series featuring Minnesota hockey moms debuts Saturday -Click here for more from star tribune
Hockey Moms to air Christmas weekend on My 9 -Click here to read more from Northland newscenter
Meet the 4 Twin Cities-area stars of 'Hockey Moms' TV show -Click here to read more from the pioneer press
'Hockey moms' reality tv show starts saturday -Click here to read more from Bring Me the News
Hockey Moms Media Notice
4 Women, 1 Goal -- Keeping Their Sanity!!!
"HOCKEY MOMS" PREMIERES DECEMBER 26 THROUGHTOUT MINNESOTA; PART REALITY SHOW, PART DOCUMENTARY TRACKS THE TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS, TRIUMPHS, FRIENDSHIPS AND FUN OF THEIR KIDS' NEVER-ENDING SEASON: H--O--C--K--E--Y!
THE STATE OF HOCKEY, MINNESOTA -- December 21, 2015 -- It's on! "Hockey Moms" -- www.hockeymom.tv -- in all of its raging, weeping, and winning glory is breaking out everywhere in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin December 26, 2015, when the 11-part docuseries premieres (check local listings for times). Produced by the Twin Cities-basedproduction company, McCally-Lee Entertainment*(www.mccallylee.com), "Hockey Moms" follows four distinctive moms and their busy families as they navigate the trials, tribulations, triumphs, financial stresses, friendships, commitments and fun during their kids' never-ending season of hockey!
The first of its kind production to be created, shot and distributed in Minnesota, "Hockey Moms" introduces us to Gwen Marty (Stillwater), Shontel Parnell (Cambridge), Angie Goren (Rosemount), and Shay Chamberlein (Menomonie, WI.).
Part documentary, part reality series, the new "Hockey Moms" show scores on a number of levels, capturing the personalities, passion, plight, quirks and unique stories of each woman -- and the twisted politics of youth sports. It will air over 45TV in the Twin Cities, KAAL-TV in the Rochester/Albert Lea/Austin/Mason City, Northern Iowa area and MY 9 Sports Network (NBJR) broadcasting out of Duluth/Superior and reaching Northern Minnesota, Northwest Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
McCally-Lee Entertainment is currently enjoying success with its first TV series, The Minnesota Traveler, a travel and tourism show which began airing in the five-state area in June on FOX Sports North and FOX Sports Wisconsin. It has been already approved for a second season.
Meet Your Hockey Moms!
Last fall, McCally-Lee Entertainment made a regional casting call for fearless, tireless, and totally dedicated real Hockey Moms who wanted to star in theirown documentary reality TV show. From more than 400 entries, they found 4 puck-loving (most of the time) moms who readily fit the bill -- and then some:
- Gwen Marty -- Single Mom Working 5 Jobs Who's Crazy about the Game (even though she doesn't really understand the rules)
- Shontel Parnell -- The "Calm in the Chaos" -- Even with 6 Kids -- 5 in Hockey
- Angie Goren-- A Love-Hate Relationship with the Game
- Shay Chamberlain -- Loud, Proud and Fighting to Find A Home for Her Hockey-Playing Son
Show Reveals Wide Emotional Range and Parental Dramas that Everyone Can Relate To -- Even If Not a Hockey Fan
"My co-executive producer Randy Lee and I are very proud and excited about the premiere airing of Hockey Moms!!," says McCally-Lee Entertainment CEO and show creator John McCally. A former Rochester Mayo high school hockey player, along with his business partner, Lee, they went on to play collegiate hockey at Gustavus Adolphus College. "We follow four amazing, diverse hockey moms through their ups and downs, documenting their struggles, obstacles and joy during their kids youth hockey season. And we find some interesting things, for example, kids loving hockey but hating hockey associations!"
McCally says the new series packs a range of emotion, from sheer joy to utter heartbreak as we see the major sacrifices made to let their sons -- and daughters -- play hockey. Plus, we also see the very personal, dramatic mom stories that each of these women experience, and the deep bonds of friendships that they form. "We think people will find Hockey Moms a very fresh alternative to other docuseries that these days seem highly scripted and inauthentic," McCally adds. "With the relevant family and parenting stories we tell, people will be able to relate to these Hockey Moms, even if they don't know anything about hockey."
MORE ABOUT "HOCKEY MOMS"
"Hockey Moms''" first season finishes with the Season One finale on Saturday, March 5, 2016, immediately before the Boys State AA High School Hockey Championship telecast. During the Girls Hockey Championship on Saturday, February 20, 2016, Hockey Moms is scheduled to air immediately following the AA Championship Game. Weekly repeats will occur throughout the television show's broadcast season (see local listings for times).
To interview John McCally about the season premier of "Hockey Moms" -- and maybe one of the Hockey Moms -- please contact Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications, 612-729-8585, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the archives: Casting for Hockey Moms
rANDY LEE, cO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR HOCKEY MOMS, INTERVIEW WITH tHE LAKE & THE pIONEER - CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE
STAR NEWS FEATURED STORY ON HOCKEY MOMS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE
Show creator and producer John mccally interviewed on twin cities live
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MCCALLY-LEE ENTERTAINMENT'S NEW TELEVISION SERIES HOCKEY MOMS GARNERING NATIONAL ATTENTION VIA YAHOO! SPORTS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE
Hockey moms article is the Most watch/read on star tribune on sunday, august 23rd and continuing to go viral on facebook - click here to watch video
original star tribune article from above by vineeta sawkar - click here to read
HOCKEY MOMS MAKES FRONT PAGE OF THE STAR TRIBUNE METRO SECTION - pdf of above articles
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FRONT PAGE AND CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REST OF THE ARTICLE
Top sunday 10 pm news story from kaal-tv6 in rochester/albert lea/ austin -
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duluth tv station kbjr / my 9 sports network article/video - click here to view
ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN ARTICLE ON HOCKEY MOMS - CLICK HERE TO READ
DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE ARTICLE ON HOCKEY MOMS - CLICK HERE TO READ
Minnesota-made 'Hockey Moms' to debut in heart of hockey season - click here to view article
Local 'Hockey Moms' reality TV show still searching for stars
Star Tribune Hockey Moms online story with Hockey Moms promotional video - click here to view article
Hockey Moms Wanted - click here to view article
John Williams WCCO Radio Interview with Hockey Moms Creator and Co-Executive Producer John McCally
Bring Me the News - click here to view article
Northland NewsCenter - Click here to view article
Watch the :15 promotional video here
New Casting Call for "Hockey Moms" as Minnesota Reality Show Gets Picked Up!
45TV IN TWIN CITIES MARKET AND KAAL-TV STATION
IN ROCHESTER/ALBERT LEA/AUSTIN/MASON CITY -- PLUS NEWLY ADDED
MY 9 SPORTS NETWORK IN TWIN PORTS/NORHTERN MINNESOTA -- TO BROADCAST
NEW REALITY SERIES THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA
ABOUT PASSIONATE HOCKEY MOMS
Online Applications Must Be Submitted by September 9; Finalists Announced September 16
MINNEAPOLIS -- August 19, 2015 -- Are you a fearless, tireless, and totally dedicated real Hockey Mom who wants to star in your own reality TV show?! Here's your big chance!!
Hockey Moms is coming to Minnesota this winter on 45TV in the Twin Cities, KAAL-TV in the Rochester/Albert Lea/Austin/Mason City, Northern Iowa area -- and newly added to the broadcast line-up, MY 9 Sports Network (NBJR) broadcasting out of Duluth/Superior, reaching Northern Minnesota, Northwest Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The program's producers at McCally-Lee Entertainment (www.mccallylee.com)* are looking for cast members right now. With the passage of time since the initial Spring 2014 Hockey Moms casting call, the producers want more relevant moms (and their hockey-centric families) that are available for the shooting schedule this Fall, necessitating a new series casting outreach and process. McCally-Lee Entertainment specifically seeks colorful Hockey Moms and fun, dramatic families from Minnesota, the State of Hockey and the land of 10,000+ frozen hockey rinks.
Online casting calls began Wednesday, August 19th, and will end Wednesday, September 9th. Interested candidates must apply online within the three-week window at www.hockeymom.tv. The final selection is anticipated to be announced on Wednesday, September 16th, after two rounds of call backs for Top 20 and then Top Three finalists.
HOCKEY MOMS PREMIERE SET FOR DECEMBER 26, 2015, WITH THE SERIES FINALE BEFORE THE CLASS AA 2016 BOYS STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
Hockey Moms will premiere Saturday, December 26, 2015, (check local listings, or watch for a future Media Notice about times), with the Season One finale shown on Saturday, March 5, 2016, immediately before the Boys State AA High School Hockey Championship telecast. During the Girls Hockey Championship on Saturday, February 20, 2016, Hockey Moms is scheduled to air immediately following the AA Championship Game. Weekly repeats will occur throughout the television show's broadcast season (see local listings for times).
“At 45TV and Hubbard Broadcasting, we want to encourage and support local programming,” said Susan Wenz, KSTC-TV45 Station Manager. “We think Hockey Moms is a great example of that commitment. The show works well with the 45TV brand of high school sports. It is a win-win in so many ways."
"My Co-Executive Producer and business partner Randy Lee and I are very excited about this fantastic programming and promotional partnership with 45TV and KAAL-TV," notes John McCally, McCally-Lee Entertainment CEO and Show Creator. "Hockey Moms will be a fun, dramatic and emotional television series that will appeal to all Minnesotans, and others outside the state, whether they have an association with hockey or not."
COMPANY ENJOYING SUCCESS WITH THE MINNESOTA TRAVELER TV SERIES,
JUST RENEWED FOR SEASON TWO
McCally-Lee Entertainment is currently enjoying success with its first TV series, The Minnesota Traveler, a travel and tourism show which began airing in the five-state area in June on FOX Sports North and FOX Sports Wisconsin. It has been already approved for a second season. "We have built an outstanding reputation as a dependable and innovative production team that delivers extremely entertaining stories with top-notch creative qualities," added McCally, a former Rochester Mayo high school hockey player, along with Lee. They went on to play collegiate hockey at Gustavus Adolphus College. "We know we will shoot and score the winning goal with Hockey Moms as well!"
For more information -- or to interview John McCally about the casting call for Hockey Moms -- please contact Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications, 612-729-8585, email@example.com
*About McCally-Lee Entertainment / www.mccallylee.com
McCally-Lee Entertainment (MLE) brings a fresh vision to television by creating unique content that is remarkably compelling in every production aspect. MLE strives to produce short-term production excellence and long-term programming success. The result is a tremendous emotional attachment with viewers won over by the Wow Factor.
MLE's vision extends beyond traditional broadcast networks and cable channels by creating high-quality content for television’s “third wave” of online programming and other non-traditional television media platforms. Today McCally-Lee Entertainment currently produces the travel and tourism television show The Minnesota Traveler, which airs on FOX Sports North and FOX Sports Wisconsin (for more details on The Minnesota Traveler, please visit www.theminnesotatraveler.com).
Additionally, MLE offers companies and their products a deeper relationship with programming via branded television shows and other branded entertainment-based vehicles. These unique opportunities, known as Advertiser-Funded Programming (AFP), are complementary to the brand’s marketing strategy.
MLE is committed and connected to audiences, strategic partners, advertisers, clients, sponsors, associates and the communities it serves.
For more information on McCally-Lee Entertainment please visit www.mccallylee.com.