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So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey? by Jamie McKinven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about the cultural intricacies of hockey and all its moving parts.
Tales from the Bus Leagues by Jamie McKinven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
A collection of hilarious short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother’s basement, Jamie McKinven talks freely about life as a struggling pro.
River of Champions by Mary Halverson Schofield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,620. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
A true, against-all-odds story about common teen-aged boys whose single goal, and the path to reach it, turned them into extraordinary young men. It is a heart-warming story of desire, grit, and determination of boys who dare to attempt the impossible dream.
Broken Wings by Curtis Walker
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,520. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Given a second chance at the NHL, Atlanta immediately embraced the expansion Thrashers, but little could anyone have imagined that the ghosts of decades past would again rise from the crypt to haunt the fans, who were about to become history’s victims for a second time. Read all the details in a year-by-year history of one of pro hockey’s worst-run teams of all time.
The Pepper Kid: The Life and Times of Ken Randall, Hockey's Bad Hombre by J Shayne Randall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,520. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
History comes to life in this sweeping saga about the first captain of Toronto's original NHL team. Ken Randall's journey begins in the days of pro hockey's infancy as he toiled in over 100 arenas that no longer exist, won two Stanley Cups, and played with and against the early icons of the sport. You'll meet all the characters that wove the game...
The Next Ones: NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Guide by Ross Bonander
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Making the most of their own viewings of these prospects coupled with the experience and acumen of several of the game's most respected amateur scouts, The Hockey Writers present the NHL 2015 Draft Prospect Guide, an extremely affordable and very convenient way for hockey fans to quickly learn more about the players drafted by their favorite teams in late June.
Rebuilding on the Fly: How Brian Burke Doomed the Maple Leafs to More Disappointment by Riley Haas
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 85,500. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
This book is about why Burke was hired, what he did and why that didn't work. The Brian Burke-era of the Maple Leafs should stand as a lesson to big market franchises in all major North American pro sports that speed is not a solution when when trying to make an old, bad team good again.
Turning Out The Lights: Concussions, Spectacle and the NHL by David Gowdey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
In 1998 Steve Bocking suffered his second concussion in two years playing hockey. His father was a surgeon who had seen enough. He started a campaign to change the rules, and won in 2011 when Hockey Canada banned all head shots. But the NHL still refuses to listen. When did the game change? What are the dangers of concussions? Why does the world's top hockey league continue to ignore the evidence?
I Am Not Paul Bunyan And Other Tall Tales by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 165,120. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
Hockey players have stories. All you have to do is ask a question about something that happened and step back and allow them to talk. The stories seem to be neither exaggerated tall tales except the stories are neither exaggerated nor tall tales. The stories you are about to read are true and the names have not been changed to protect either the innocent or guilty.
Game Night in Buffalo by Sal Maiorana
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Although the record wouldn't indicate it, the city of Buffalo and the region of Western New York has enjoyed a long and storied sporting history, and Game Night in Buffalo is the proof. This collection of 25 never-to-be-forgotten games and performances will stir memories because they are events that have shaped Buffalo fandom and defined the parameters of bar room rants for generations to come.
View from Section 26 by Curtis Walker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
View from Section 26 is a collection of off-the-wall stories along with an irreverent look at the characters behind them that make minor-league hockey unique. Featured is the IHL's Manitoba Moose, a team as unwanted as any in the history of the game and badly neglected by its ownership.
Thank You Sabres by Sal Maiorana
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
In just their third year of existence as an NHL expansion team, not much was expected of the 1972-73 Buffalo Sabres. But these upstarts, led by future Hall of Famer Gilbert Perreault, qualified for the playoffs and gave the fans of Buffalo a season they will never forget. When it was over, a sellout crowd at the Aud chanted “Thank You Sabres” and a love affair between town and team was born.