CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Gatorade Company and FOX Sports Net announce the second season of the successful, original program, REPLAY the Series, Fueled by Gatorade, which re-stages classic games between some of the nation's biggest high school sports rivalries. In its second season, REPLAY will reunite two high school hockey powerhouses from Detroit – the Trenton Trojans and the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks – who were unable to finish their second match up of the 1999 season after a life threatening injury forced an early end to the game with the score tied 4-4.
"Hockey passion runs deep in Detroit, and is felt throughout the community," said Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice-President and former Detroit Red Wings forward. "The NHL is thrilled Gatorade is giving the original players of these two teams a second chance to settle their score in front of all their friends and family."
To get ready for their once-in-a-lifetime rematch, the Trenton and DCC players will take part in a customized 8-week training and nutrition program developed by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) and implemented with the help of professionals from Velocity Sports Performance. GSSI has worked with elite and professional athletes for more than 25 years and will help the Trenton and DCC squads understand their individual fueling needs as athletes before, during and after their on- and off-ice training sessions.
"We are looking forward to working with these athletes to prove once you're an athlete, you're always an athlete," said Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief marketing officer of Gatorade. "It's an honor to be able to prepare these teams to come together in the spirit of sport, passion and good natured rivalry as they compete for their schools one last time."
The REPLAY game is tentatively scheduled to take place in early May and a documentary produced by FOX Sports Net about the REPLAY athletes' journey will air nationwide in June.
"This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade on a very creative and home grown project," said Read Jackson, FSN's senior vice president of production and executive producer of REPLAY. "The tone of the REPLAY documentary series provides a trip down memory lane as viewers get to vicariously re-live their high school sports experience, whether they played on a team or not."
As the Trenton and DCC players prepare for their game, REPLAY fans can follow their journey by visiting www.replaytheseries.com, the official home of REPLAY. Visitors to the site can also check out the first season of REPLAY that featured one of the nation's biggest high school football rivalries between the Easton Area Red Rovers and the Phillipsburg Stateliners.
REPLAY, a series of sports documentaries focusing on rematches between great rivalries, is based on an original concept from the creative teams at Gatorade and TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.
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