“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Episode 2: Release Date

‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ episode 2 is slated to release on April 2, 2021, at 3 AM ET on Disney+. The new episodes drop on the service every Friday.


Photo: Disney Plus
Photo: Disney Plus

Disney+ recently announced their April 2021 schedule, but official premiere dates for the final four episodes of the season have yet to be released. Although, presumably, new episodes will continue to drop on Fridays.

• Episode 2: Friday, April 2

• Episode 3: Friday, April 9

• Episode 4: Friday, April 16

• Episode 5: Friday, April 23

• Episode 6: Friday, April 30

Where to watch The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers online

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Disney Plus

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is exclusive to Disney Plus, which you can subscribe to for $7.99 per month. Episode 1 drops on March 26, with new episodes being released on a weekly basis.

There are 10 episodes in total, which means The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will run for just over two months. You may, therefore, want to get a full year's subscription to Disney Plus, which costs $79.99.

Alternatively, there's a Disney Plus bundle deal that gets you Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at $13.99 per month - or $19.99 with no Hulu ads.

Disney Plus is available on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, media players, and smart TVs from most major brands. You can also watch the service via a web browser.

In addition to "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," Disney Plus features streaming access to all three original movies in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise. This includes "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994), and "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996).

The platform also features a growing collection of shows and films from all of Disney's popular franchises, including classic Pixar movies as well as original series like "The Mandalorian," "WandaVision," and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."

Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, so it's not going to be tough to get access.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 2 Spoilers

The second episode of ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,’ titled ‘Dusters,’ will focus on the team building up from scratch as none of the kids other than Evan have experience playing hockey. Alex will quickly learn that coaching a junior hockey team is no child’s play, and we might see Gordon doll out advice since he is positioned as the knowledgeable hermit in the first episode. We also expect to learn more about why exactly Gordon quit coaching and hockey altogether.

Fans are most certainly wondering what happened to Gordon’s old team members, especially his protégé, Charlie Conway. Episode 2 could certainly provide some hints in that regard. Lastly, the rough-around-the-edges and self-proclaimed hockey-hater, Gordon, will find it difficult to ignore the game’s calling and might start taking baby steps to return to the sport he has always loved.

Mighty Ducks: Game Changers cast

Photo: Disney Plus
Photo: Disney Plus

The cast of Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is led by Lauren Graham as Alex Marrow, a single mom. Brady Noon plays Evan Marrow, Alex's 12-year-old son and aspiring hockey player.

Emilio Estevez reprises his role as Gordon Bombay from the films. Gordin is a a former defense attorney who was forced to coach the original Mighty Ducks as community service. In Game Changers, he owns an ice rink.

Other cast members include:

• Swayam Bhatia as Sofi Hudson-Batra

• Taegen Burns as Maya

• Bella Higginbotham as Lauren

• Luke Islam as Koob

• Kiefer O'Reilly as Logan

• DJ Watts as Sam

Some cast members from the original films will appear in the sixth episode, including Marguerite Moreau (Connie), Elden Henson (Fulton), Matt Doherty (Averman), Vinny La Russo (Adam Banks), Garrette Henson (Guy) and Justin Wong (Kenny Wu).

No word on whether Joshua Jackson might show up as Charlie Conway.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Episode 1 Recap

The premiere episode of ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,’ titled ‘Game On,’ briefs us about the Mighty Ducks Junior Hockey Team’s recent history as they prepare for a new season. The ten-time state champions and the current title holders are hosting their first practice session of the season. We are introduced to Evan, a twelve-year-old hockey fanatic who plays for The Ducks, and his single mom, Alex (the evergreen Lauren Graham), who dotingly follows her son’s every move. After the practice, Evan is cut from the team, and Alex has a meltdown in front of the other parents. She criticizes the team and parents’ over-competitive attitude and accuses them of killing the fun of children’s sports.

Evan is heartbroken after being cut, and his mom’s rant adds insult to injury. Alex encourages Evan to build his own team, one that enjoys hockey and plays for the love of the game. Evan and his friend Nick start looking for recruits in high-spirits. Alex promises them to arrange for a home rink and coach so they can enter the championships. The challenge, however, is to do all this in less than three days. Evan and Nick’s search gets off to a bad start as everyone they approach rejects them, with Evan also getting shutout by his former teammates and friends.

Alex manages to locate a rink called the Ice Palace run by the former coach of The Ducks, Gordon Bombay. Gordon has long given up coaching and hates hockey now. He only agrees to rent out the rink to Alex because his business is on thin ice (quite literally!), and he needs the money. He refuses to coach the kids. Evan’s team is still three players short at their first practice, and the only new recruit, Logan, doesn’t even know how to skate.

With the deadline in less than 24 hours, Evan gives up hope, but Gordon swoops in to save the day with his Yoda-like sensibilities and delivers a motivating pep-talk. He tells Evan that if he wants to play hockey as badly as he says, he will have to make this happen for himself. With renewed hope, Evan makes a rousing and heartfelt speech at school the next day, encouraging a few kids to join his cause. Alex names the team The Don’t Bothers after the coach’s words to Evan whilst cutting him from The Ducks. We get a tease of challenges that lay ahead of them. For now, Alex is their coach, and they rejoice in the fact that the team has assembled.

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