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By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By P. J Naworynsk. 2017
The announcement was shocking - Canada would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged,… a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron leader, Sandy Watson, quickly assembled a team of air force hockey players who were "amateur enough" to complete under the Olympic guidelines. This is the inspiring untold story of a group of determined men, fresh from the battlefields of WWII, who surprised a nation and the world. 2017.
By Stephen Harper. 2013
In the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights were as much off the ice as on it. Harper describes the… hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s perspective and fan’s passion, he presents a riveting and often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes and the changing social conventions of the twentieth century. Bestseller. 2013.
By Sally Manning. 2002
On February 21, 2002, the Canadian National Women's Hockey Team was up against their arch-rival, Team U.S.A, at the Salt… Lake City Olympics. They were determined to make up for not winning the gold medal at Nagano four years earlier, and to overcome a 1 and 8 record against the American team. Calmly standing behind the Canadian bench was Danièle Sauvageau, coach and former police officer, and one of the most intriguing and inspiring people in sport today. 2002.
By Jason Cohen. 2001
Writer Jason Cohen follows the fortunes of the minor pro hockey team, the Austin Ice Bats, through one season. From… Lake Charles to El Paso and Waco to Monroe, he chronicles the games, bus rides, and locker room incidents of the team. He uncovers a world where people still play for the love of the game, fans can get a free autograph, and the dreams of literally hundreds of Canadian and American men are found, and lost. Strong language. 2001.
By D'Arcy Jenish. 2008
The Habs were the NHL gold standard for years, with 24 Stanley Cups and an almost unbroken line of stars,… from Georges Vézina and Newsy Lalonde to Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur, and Patrick Roy. Jenish traces not just the century-old équipe des habitants, but the events of the day that affected hockey and the world away from it, including two world wars, the flu outbreak of 1918, and the Quiet Revolution of Quebec nationalism. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2008.
The years 1942-1967 are considered by many to be the Golden Era of the National Hockey League. The six-team years… produced some of hockey's legendary rivalries and some of the sport's most beloved players. Here all the great goals, great players, and great moments of that era are described. 1994.
By James Grainger, Sheldon Kennedy. 2006
In 1996, Sheldon Kennedy rocked Canadian hockey by announcing that his former minor league coach, Graham James, had sexually abused… him more than three hundred times. While portrayed as a hero in the media, Kennedy's hockey career, plagued by rumours of drugs and alcohol, a string of injuries, and the demons of his abuse, did not materialize. Ominously, Kennedy tells his story as coach Graham James is now out of prison and coaching hockey in Europe. Some descriptions of sex and violence, strong language. 2006.
By Ed Arnold. 2002
Ed Arnold decided that little league hockey desperately needed a change from the yelling, fights, and put-downs that occurred at… practices and games, and reinvented the rules surrounding the team in Peterborough. There would be no more yelling, no fighting, and the kids would get equal opportunities to play - and the changes worked. 2002.
By Ed Morrison Scott. 1999
A compilation of articles from the Toronto and Edmonton Sun newspapers about the career of hockey player Wayne Gretzky. From… his start as a pre-teen goal-scoring phenomenon through his NHL years in Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis and New York, Gretzky's glittering career is described. Listing his many records and achievements, the book culminates with Gretzky's retirement from hockey in 1999. 1999.
By Mike Brophy, Ralph Mellanby. 2007
A driving force behind Hockey Night in Canada , television executive Ralph Mellanby recalls his association with some of the… most instrumental men in the hockey industry, as well as his involvement in some of hockey's greatest events ever. Includes five sections on 25 of hockey's biggest names and two of the greatest events in hockey history, the 1972 Summit Series and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Some strong language. 2007.
By Gilles Archambault, Marc Robitaille. 2000
Un collectif rend ici hommage au hockey d'antan. Les auteurs dont plusieurs sont des personnalités québécoises racontent leurs souvenirs d'enfance,… représentant les valeurs sociales de ce sport: contact humain, réconfort, refuge, prétexte, catalyseur, soupape, rêves de gloire, objet de discussions animées. 2000.
By Dave Bidini. 2000
Author, musician, and hockey fan Bidini decided to seek out Canada's export sport in the far corners of the world.… His quest led him to a rink on the eighth floor of a Hong Kong shopping mall, the gritty city of Harbin in northern China, to Dubai and even Transylvania. He discovers that hockey is a powerful connector around the world, and glories in its exhilaration and moments of grace. Some strong language. 2000.
By Dick Irvin. 1997
By James Lawton, Tiger Williams. 1984
Williams, raised in small-town Saskatchewan, has played professional hockey in Toronto, Vancouver and Detroit. In this book, he describes the… realities of life for a hockey player who literally had to fight to get to the top of his profession. c1984.
By Gump Worsley, Tim Moriarty. 1975
By Bruce Dowbiggin. 2001
Consider the London schoolteacher whose basement is a treasure trove of old sticks, the Calgary handyman who turns broken ones… into children's furniture, or the NHL owner whose rec room floor is made of hockey sticks. The hockey stick, from the earliest ones carved from tree-roots by the Mi'kmaqs of Nova Scotia to today's scientifically precise models, is an iconic symbol of the place that gave it birth, a tangible bit of Canadian culture, a link to Canada's past. Dowbiggin introduces us to the people and legends of the distinctly Canadian stick. 2001.
By Alain Haché. 2002
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to play hockey, but consider this: the same universal principles that sent… men to the moon also go into launching a slapshot, crashing into the boards, accelerating across the blue line, or cutting down a shooter's angle. The author, a physicist, explores and explains the science behind the game, including how a sharpened blade glides on ice, or why Bobby Hull's slapshot zipped through the atmosphere so much faster than his modern counterparts' did. Haché even includes explanations on how a Zamboni works. 2002.
By Gare Joyce. 2017
Auston Matthews made history on October 12, 2016 by becoming the first player in the modern game to score four… goals in his NHL debut. It was a momentous occasion for the talented young All-Star, but it was equally important for his newly adopted city and its storied, century-old team. That night marked the dawn of a new era for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team had a long and colourful history, and it had always been foundational to the city's image. But years of losing seasons had tarnished the team's reputation and left even the most diehard fans questioning their loyalty. It seemed that each passing year brought more of the same: more mediocrity, more heartbreak, more disappointment. But the team's management had a plan, one that would take them where others feared to go: a total rebuild. Piece by piece, they were assembling a group of young, talented players who would reshape the team. 2017.
By Allan Turowetz, Chrys Goyens, Jean Prévost, Dominique Boucher, Sylvie Robert. 1986