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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.
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.
Hockey Hotbeds by Ty Dilello
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
Hockey Hotbeds is a collection of stories on thirty hockey cities/towns around the world that includes exclusive interviews with many of the games top players from the past, present and future. From Boston to Zurich, Ty Dilello takes you around the world in this must read for any major hockey or sports fan.
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 » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
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?
Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond by Ivan McLelland
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
From "the best seat in the house", former goalie Ivan McLelland recounts his life journey from the gold mines of Ontario to the gold medal round of the 1955 World Ice Hockey Championship vs. Soviet Russia. "Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond" is more than a book for hockey fans or Canadian history buffs. It's the life story of a man who created a life of love, integrity and accomplishment.
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 » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
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.
River of Champions by Mary Halverson Schofield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,620. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
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.
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 » Hockey
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.
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.