Do or Die tells the story of Cole Bardreau, a Cornell University hockey player and member of the USA Junior National team that won gold this January at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Russia. Following his return to Cornell in late January, Cole suffered a neck injury during the Big Red’s game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Cole was sidelined for the remainder of the season due to the fracture, and he is currently in the healing process to one day return to the ice. There has been a lot of media coverage recently regarding sports injuries and the serious side effects they have on athletes for the rest of their lives. The documentary will explore Cole’s love for the game of hockey, and why he and other athletes return to their respective sports following serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries.