Shane Doan and his younger brother Brook survived a manhunt on the hit show "Mantracker" last Sunday night, going up against famed outdoorsman Terry Grant and his trusty sidekick Russ Floyd in a race through the Chilcotin Mountains of Gold Bridge, BC.
"It will be something I never ever forget," Doan said to The Canadian Press. "For the rest of our lives, we'll have that and that's special." "It was my Stanley Cup," Brook added, who works as an electrician in Alberta. The duo trekked 37 kilometres without being caught armed only with a map and a compass – and succeeded.
Shane Doan is a veteran when it comes to competition – he has amassed two gold medals and two silver medals at the World Championships as well as played for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Games. He is also the longest tenured player in the NHL, playing a total of 14 seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes (formerly known as the Winnipeg Jets) since entering the league. Now team captain, his Coyotes are taking on the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs (and have lost their first three games).
The Doan episode was the season 6 opener for "Mantracker" and airs on the Canadian Outdoor Life Network. It will hit American stations later on in the year on the Science Channel. On the next episode of "Mantracker," airing Sunday at 9pm, Melanie, who has trained for over a year for this opportunity, and Reza, a multi-lingual professional wrestler who holds three degrees, come together as a team to try and emerge victorious as they take on the Porcupine Hills of south-western Alberta and, of course, the Mantracker.
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