Winter Hockey Reading
A great list of Hockey related books.
Against all odds : the untold story of Canada's unlikely hockey heroes
Naworynski, P. J., author
The battle of Alberta : the historic rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames
Spector, Mark, author
Beauties : hockey's greatest untold stories
Duthie, James, 1966- author
This is a collection of 47 incredible stories from hockey's biggest names, greatest characters, and unsung heroes. Grab a seat with TSN's James Duthie as hockey's finest relive highs, lows and hilarious moments on and off the ice from superstars, journeymen, coaches, referees, broadcasters, agents, and hockey moms and dads.
Behind the bench : inside the minds of hockey's greatest coaches
Custance, Craig, author
Between the lines : not-so-tall tales from Ray "Scampy" Scapinello's four decades in the NHL
Scapinello, Ray, 1946-
Between the pipes : a revealing look at hockey's legendary goalies
Boy on ice : the life and death of Derek Boogaard
Account of the life and shocking death of the toughest man in hockey - Derek Boogaard. It's a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports--from peewees to professionals--and damage that reaches far beyond the game. Derek Boogaard was a mountain of a man who lived an almost mythic sports story. But at 28, his death from an overdose of painkillers in the wake of a series of concussions helped shatter the silence about violence in professional sports.
Call Me Indian : From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player.
Fred Sasakamoose, torn from his home at the age of seven, endured the horrors of residential school for a decade before becoming one of 120 players in the most elite hockey league in the world. When people tell his story, this is usually where they end it. Sasakamoose's story was far from over. He paved a way for youth to find solace and meaning in sports for generations to come. This ground breaking memoir intersects Canadian history and Indigenous politics, and follows his journey to reclaim pride in an identity that had previously been used against him. Hometown: Sandy Lake Reserve, SK. Print run 20,000.
Future greats and heartbreaks : a year undercover in the secret world of NHL scouts
Examining the amount of information gathered on the under-eighteen hopefuls, the scrutiny to which they are subjected, and the differences between the rigour of American and Canadian junior teams, Joyce opens a window on the life and methods of an NHL scout and penetrates the mysterious world of scouting as no one has before.
Go to the net : eight goals that changed the game
From Canada's ultimate hockey insider comes the lowdown on the personalities, the dressing-room banter, the chalk-talk, and the sweat-stained passion behind eight of the goals that change the game.
Gold medal diary : inside the world's greatest sports event
Wickenheiser, Hayley, 1978-
Wickenheiser reveals her day-to-day experience of the 2010 Games, including the six-month lead-up of intensive training and pre-Olympic tournaments. The heart of this book, though, is what Wickenheiser reveals about the life of an Olympian - the behind-the-scenes stories, the highs and lows, physical and emotional challenges, struggle and triumphs of an elite athlete in a hyperintense environment.
A great game : the forgotten Leafs and the rise of professional hockey
Harper, Stephen, 1959- author
Hockey : a people's history
McKinley, Michael, 1961-
"Hockey: A People's History" tells the story of this fast, exciting game from its hotly contested origins, and the surge in its popularity after 1875, when it was first taken inside, through the rise and fall of women's hockey, the sagas of long-lost leagues, such as the Pacific Coast Hockey League, and, more recently, the World Hockey Association, the present day and the first-ever lockout of players by the one remaining league. The book will be a lavishly illustrated, invaluable companion book to the CBC Television series airing September 17, 2006.
Hockey confidential : inside stories from people inside the game
McKenzie, Bob, author
Hockey fight in Canada : the big media faceoff over the NHL
Shoalts, David, 1955- author
Hockey night fever : mullets, mayhem and the game's coming of age in the 1970s
Cole, Stephen, 1953-, author
Major misconduct : the human cost of fighting in hockey
Allingham, Jeremy, 1982-
"Every night in hockey arenas across Canada and the United States, modern-day gladiators drop their gloves and exchange bare-fisted blows to the bloodthirsty roars of the paying public. Tens of millions of people a year, including children, watch and cheer on the fighters. Some players are paid handsomely; others barely a living wage. But either way, these fighters are lauded, valued, and considered to be essential to the game. That is, until their playing days are over. Hockey enforcers spend their lives fighting on ice to protect their teammates and entertain their fans, but when their playing days are over, who's left to fight for them? Major Misconduct scrutinizes a highly dangerous and controversial cultural practice. The book dives deep into the lives of three former hockey fighters who, years after their playing days ended, are still struggling with the pain and suffering that comes from bare-knuckle boxing on ice. All of these men believe they may be living with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. They may have had their shot at pro hockey glory, but none of them is rich or famous, and the game has left them with injuries and trauma. They have experienced estrangement, mental health issues, addiction, and brushes with the law. And they've stared death in the face. The debate surrounding fighting in hockey is hotly contested on both sides. This daring and revelatory book explores the lives of those who bare-knuckle boxed on ice for a living and investigates the human cost we're willing to tolerate in the name of hockey fighting."-- Provided by publisher.
One game at a time : my journey from small-town Alberta to hockey's biggest stage
Singh, Harnarayan, author
From the distinct and vibrant voice behind 'Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi', comes the story of pursuing a dream and defying the odds, reminding us all of hockey's power to unite. Harnarayan Singh was born in Brooks, AB.
Puck struck : distracted, delighted and distressed by Canada's hockey obsession
Smith, Stephen, (blogger), author
When the lights went out : how one brawl ended hockey's cold war and changed the game
"When the Lights Went Out" tells the story of a moment in the 1987 World Junior Championship that forever changed the lives of the players involved, and ignited a debate that has yet to subside about the way the game is meant to be played.
Willie : the game-changing story of the NHL's first black player
O'Ree, Willie, 1935- author