When Lance Stroll lines up at the Australian Grand Prix, it will be the first time in 11 years that a Canadian will be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car. At 18, he'll also be the youngest driver. Even though he's the son of a Canadian billionaire, Rick Westhead explains that it's really his talent and need for speed that has fueled Stroll's rise to F1.
TSN Original: Game 6
Mention ''Gretzky high stick on Gilmour'' to a Leafs fan and you're bound to get a sneer. Game 6 of the 1993 Conference Finals between the Kings and Leafs produced one of the most inspiring and controversial nights of Leafs hockey in the last 50 years. TSN Hockey analyst Jeff O'Neill solved the mystery of what really happened the night of May 27th, 1993 at the Great Western Forum.
The Life - By Tim Hauraney
Driving an F1 car is an incredibly daunting task. But the off-track pressures of Formula 1 can be just as challenging. Teenager Lance Stroll will have to maneuver the strains of constant media attention and a celebrity lifestyle. Tim Hauraney has more on the difficulties of "The Life" that awaits the young Canadian.
Guts - By Tim Hauraney
In Formula 1, the limit is the line that can't be crossed. Success demands that the brave push it to its brink, but pass it and failure is certain. F1 favours the bold, those who aren't afraid to push. Tim Hauraney explains why, despite his age, Lance Stroll is mentally wired to thrive in this environment.
TSN Original: Glowing Hearts
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is an American citizen playing for Canada at the World Baseball Classic and his choice to represent the red and white was an easy one for him to honour his late Canadian-born mother. Dave Naylor narrates this inspirational story.
Radical Play - Longform presentation and story
TSN senior correspondent Rick Westhead traveled to Hamburg, Germany and Dublin, Ireland to uncover two stories of how community groups are harnessing the power of sport to prevent isolated youth from being recruited by violent extremist groups. Westhead won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Feature Segment for the report.
Bryan Berard was selected first overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and made millions throughout his career. But after misplacing his trust early in his career, Bryan nearly lost everything because of a fraudulent financial advisor. In a special W5 report, TSN’s Rick Westhead tells Berard’s story.
TSN Original: The Sound of Thunder
Cross Lake is a remote Cree community in northern Manitoba that is suffering. A suicide epidemic has left the Pimicikamak people, especially their youth, with little hope. David Muswaggon is a local softball coach in Cross Lake trying to help. This is the Sound of Thunder.
TSN Original: Metta World Peace and the Celine Dion concert
Back when Metta World Peace was known as Ron Artest, he got his friends together and drove to Las Vegas to see a show. Not just any show, a Celine Dion show. This is the story of six guys from Queensbridge, NY and their life-changing experience at a Celine Dion concert.