National Geographic Premieres New Web Series Featuring Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference

National Geographic Channel rarely delves into sports subjects, but it will starting today with a new web series, “Beyond The Puck” that will star Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference.

Taking the Stanley Cup for a Bike Ride (Photo by National Geographic Channel)

One thing you may not know about Ference is that he’s an environmental activist and works to keep his home green and eco-friendly. Ference bikes to the TD Garden where he plays in Boston and attempts to maintain a green lifestyle in all aspects of his life.

From the National Geographic website, the description of the series also adds:

“Inspired by his friend, environmentalist David Suzuki, Andrew has embraced an eco-friendly way of life at home and on the road. He’s achieved the ultimate victory in hockey — winning the Stanley Cup — and is ready take on the challenge of inspiring others to care about the planet.”

We have a couple of videos previewing the series including this one from NatGeo:

Former New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter discusses how one favorite aspect of younger hockey players, being able to skate on frozen ponds, is changing to due to climate change.

The series will have ten episodes and premieres today. For more information on “Beyond The Puck,” you can head over to National Geographic’s website.

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.