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|Based on||The Screech Owls |
by Roy MacGregor
|Music by||Jono Grant|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||27|
|Executive producer(s)||Christina Jennings|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||OASIS Pictures Inc.|
|Original release||September 1, 2000 –|
February 1, 2002
Screech Owls is a Canadian mystery TV series based on Roy MacGregor's The Screech Owls book series, that originally aired on YTV from September 1, 2000 to February 1, 2002. It was nominated for Best Children's or Youth Series or Program at the 16th Gemini Awards in 2001. Jonathan Malen was nominated at the Young Artist's Awards. In the USA, it aired alongside other YTV imports on Discovery Kids.
The plot centers on "The Screech Owls" who are one of the great contenders of the Lapine Cup. They solve mysteries, that are occurring in the town of Tamarack, between the games.
- Jonathan Malen as Wayne "Nish" Nishanian
- William Greenblatt as Travis Lindsay
- Nicole Hardy as Sarah Cuthbertson
- Fraser McGregor as Simon Milliken
- Peter Oldring as Mr. Dillinger
- Neil Crone as Muck Munro
- Nicole Dicker as Samantha McGuire
Called "Nish" by his friends, he is the Screech Owls' captain. He enjoys joking and making pranks to his friends. Nish likes collecting hockey cards and loves T-Shirts, baseball and alternative music.
He has lots of natural ability and has good leadership skills. He's a great skater and stickhandler. He is passionate about various sports.
She is the best skater and one of the best point-scorer on the team. Sarah is also considered one of the best upcoming female players in hockey.
The smallest and most fearful Screech Owl but he is the hardest working player on the team. It often joins the adventures of the Screech Owls.
He is the coach of the Screech Owls.
She is a very talented girl originally from the West who joins the Screech Owls during the second season. The protagonists discover that her family was forced to move away all the time the older brother committed crimes. This changes when the family settles in Tamarack; Sam, not wanting to abandon her new friends, encourages her brother to change his life.