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CBC movie Mr. Hockey looks at Howe in the '70s

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TORONTO -- The story of Mr. Hockey is headed to CBC later this month.

The public broadcaster says its made-for-TV movie Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story will air April 28.

Set in the 1970s, it follows Howe's return to the ice at age 45, as he and his sons are selected to play for the Houston Aeros in the fledgling WHA league.

Saving Hope star Michael Shanks plays Howe and former 90210 co-star Kathleen Robertson portrays Howe's late wife and manager Colleen.

Howe celebrated his 85th birthday in early March.

His family revealed just over a year ago that the hockey legend has a mild form of dementia.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 5, 2013 D2

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