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Although a Hollywood Reporter news item announced that Audrey Ann Asmundson, the eight-month-old daughter of technical advisor and hockey expert Ossie Asmundson, debuted in the film as "Frankie Dowell's son," her appearance could not be confirmed. Asmundson was a former hockey star and manager-coach for the Hollywood Wolves. According to June 1943 news items, Republic planned to produce an ice operetta titled Gay Blades starring Vera Hruba and Everett McGowan's "International Ice Review;" that was not made, however. This film was broadcast on television under the title Tournament Tempo, the title on the viewed print.