There are few characters in movies more loved than Coach Gordon Bombay. A drunk lawyer that loses his case and is forced to do community service by coaching a group of terrible hockey playing kids, all of which have terrible attitudes. Bombay eventually turns the team into an NHL franchise that would draft Bobby Ryan, creating all kinds of rumors in August of trading Ryan for Wayne Gretzky's socks.
Wait... that's not right. Oh well. Something like that.
Bombay goes against a figure skating, younger version of Richard Park in Wu Wu Kenny Wu. This one likely won't be close, but it's an honor just to be nominated, right Kenny?
Gordon Bombay (Mighty Ducks, 1992)
Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is a successful Minneapolis defense attorney, whose truculent courtroom antics have earned him no respect among his peers. After being arrested for drunken driving, Bombay is sentenced to community service by coaching the local "District 5" PeeWee hockey team. Bombay has a history with the sport, although his memories are far from pleasant: he blew a penalty shot, costing his team the title and disappointing his hyper-competitive coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). In fact, the movie later shows Reilly with Bombay looking at his string of championship banners and disgustedly saying that the runner-up banner should be taken down.
When Bombay meets the team, he realizes the kids have no practice facility, equipment or ability to go with it. The team's first game with Bombay at the helm is against Bombay's old team: the Hawks, the team from the snooty suburb of Edina. Reilly is still head coach and remains bitter about Gordon's shortcoming in that fateful game. District 5 gets pummeled and after Bombay berates the team for not listening to him the players challenge his authority. Meanwhile, Bombay discovers his old mentor and family friend Hans (Joss Ackland) who owns a nearby sporting goods store was in attendance. While visiting him, Bombay recalls that he quit playing hockey after losing his father four months before the championship game. Hans encourages him to rekindle his childhood passion.
What happens as they fly towards a shoreline full of hunters to die in a ritualistic killing that completes the cirlce of life?
Kenny Wu (D2: The Mighty Ducks, 1994)
Former peewee hockey coach Gordon Bombay is a star in the minor leagues and is expected to make it to the NHL soon. However, after a career-ending knee injury, he returns to Minneapolis. Bombay is then offered a chance to coach a team representing the United States in the JuniorGoodwill Games. Team USA consists of many of the old Ducks, in addition to five new players with special talents.