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Hockey, Vol. 2
Laurie Wark
1550741845
April 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
The brief, clear text and detailed illustrations take children to the hockey rink to learn the basics of the game -- from warm-up drills to exciting game action. There is a special note to parents that provides information on finding the right hockey team for a young player.


Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book (Hockey Number Books)

1585361631


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Book Description
Illustrated by Melanie Rose The companion volume to our bestselling, Blue Spruce Award winner, Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet.. Like our alphabet series our counting books are written in a two-tier format with charming poems for young readers and expository text for older readers. Young sports fans see numbers everywhere -- the scoreboard, the retired jerseys in the rafters, the numerology of sports stats -- and Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book delivers them faster than an assist from the Great One, number 99 himself. Hat Tricks Count will answer many of the fast paced questions kids have. What is a Hat Trick, anyway? Cross checking, high sticking, and hooking penalties add up to what? Who scored more career goals -- Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky? Matt Napier wrote the award winning Z is for Zamboni:...


Gretzky's Game (Hockey Heroes Series)

1551928515


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From Booklist
Gr. 1-3. Ryan worries that his small stature will keep him from making a select hockey team, the Oil Kings. His dad, however, encourages him to use his speed and intelligence, reminding him that Edmonton Oilers superstar Wayne Gretzky makes up for his lack of size with speed and hockey savvy. The remainder of this picture book parallels Ryan's season on his junior team with the Edmonton Oilers' Stanley Cup-winning season. Banning's realistic, colorful illustrations add a lot to the story, especially in the paintings that evoke the world of backyard hockey rinks. The text features some words or phrases in a larger font; there's no particular reason why this needed to be done, but the bold, large-type words are not off-putting. A final page gives further details on Gretzky's hockey career. For young, hard-core hockey fans....


Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U. S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey
140004765X
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this well-written and thoroughly researched story of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team, New York Daily News sportswriter Coffey does much more than simply evoke memories. Expertly using coach Herb Brooks (who died last year in an auto accident) as his focal point, Coffey shows how Brooks, a devoted student of the game, used both psychological tactics and a groundbreaking system predicated on speed and constant motion to defeat the Soviets, a team of highly trained, older and bigger professionals who had dominated the international competition for decades. Over the years, this story of the Americans' victory has become larger than life, replete with drama and drenched in patriotic themes. Coffey's greatest achievement is that his narrative never sinks into melodrama. He captures...


Summer Light
Luanne Rice
0553582658
May 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Few romance authors are able to portray the complex and contradictory emotions that bind family members as effortlessly as Rice (Firefly Beach, etc.), and in this enchanting, heartfelt tale, she showcases her considerable talent. Wedding planner May Taylor has suffered her share of life's blows. Both her parents died when she was young; her first love turned out to be married; and her six-year-old daughter, Kylie, claims to see angels. Nevertheless, May has managed to build a rewarding life for herself in Black Hall, Conn. When fate lands her on a plane with famed Boston Bruins hockey player Martin Cartier, she realizes how desperately she needs a soul mate and Kylie needs a father. The romance between May and Martin is swift but satisfying, and their lives seem almost perfect until Martin is forced to confront...


The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book
Triumph Books
1572438088
Oct 2005
Paperback
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The Hockey Sweater

0887761747


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Review
“….not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.”
Toronto Star

Review
??.not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.?
?Toronto Star

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Z Is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet
Matt Napier
1585360651
November 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-From "A is for Arena./The game is played in here,/a building where the fans all gather/to clap and boo and cheer" to "-Zamboni for Z-/a machine that cleans the ice,/ensuring for tomorrow's game/a surface smooth and nice," this volume introduces various aspects of the sport and some highlights from its history. For example, "U is for Team USA-/Who, to everyone's surprise,/at Lake Placid won Olympic Gold/before a nation filled with pride." The use of Canadian spelling, according to the author, is a tribute to the origins of the game. Bold acrylic paintings depict professional players, as well as youngsters at play. Buy where demand warrants.L. R. Little, Penticton Public Library, British Columbia, CanadaCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Hockey Mystery
Gertrude Chandler Warner
0807533432
Jan 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6--Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar childrenâ€"Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennyâ€"once again find themselves right in the middle of a mystery (Whitman, pap. 2001). While skating at the local ice rink, the children are surprised to meet retired hockey star Kevin Reynolds who has just moved to Greenfield and plans to create a girls hockey team, the Polar Bears, and build a new ice rink. When Kevin sees how well Jessie, a figure skater, skates, he invites her to join the Polar Bears and Henry to be an assistant coach. At their very first practice though, mysterious things begin to happen. First the orange cones to be used by the team during practice go missing, then ink is spilled all over the plans for the new skating rink, and Jessie's figure skates are stolen. The list of their...


Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the Seals: Hockey's Most Colorful Team
Brad Kurtzberg
1425910289
February 2006
Paperback
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Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U. S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey
1400047668
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this well-written and thoroughly researched story of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team, New York Daily News sportswriter Coffey does much more than simply evoke memories. Expertly using coach Herb Brooks (who died last year in an auto accident) as his focal point, Coffey shows how Brooks, a devoted student of the game, used both psychological tactics and a groundbreaking system predicated on speed and constant motion to defeat the Soviets, a team of highly trained, older and bigger professionals who had dominated the international competition for decades. Over the years, this story of the Americans' victory has become larger than life, replete with drama and drenched in patriotic themes. Coffey's greatest achievement is that his narrative never sinks into melodrama. He captures...


The Million Dollar Goal
Dan Gutman
0786854944
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-An enjoyable sports story about 11-year-old fraternal twins Dusk and Dawn and an opportunity to win a million dollars by shooting a goal after a Montreal Canadiens hockey game. The prologue, told in a dialogue, consists of an argument between the siblings concerning who will tell the story best. Ultimately, Dawn narrates, with occasional humorous interjections from Dusk. She describes how they help their colorful and feisty grandmother practice daily to make the prize-winning shot. Gutman does an admirable job of showing how the children develop empathy and an appreciation for the 80-year-old woman who often embarrasses them by cussing ("bleeping") or farting in front of their friends. Readers who make it past the prologue will be surprised at the twists and turns in the plot. Purchase for hockey...


Hockey Machine
Matt Christopher
0316140872
September 1992
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6 A typical Matt Christopher sports adventure. Thirteen-year-old Steve Crandall, an excellent young hockey player, is kidnapped by a teenage genius to play on his professional junior hockey team. Hockey plays are presented in an accurate manner with correct terminology along with a suspenseful, but predictable, plot. Steve's survival is based on a winning record and his own ingenuity. The mixture of dialogue and description lend reality to a story that seems a little far-fetched, but the story should capture young hockey enthusiasts and readers of sports adventures. The black-and-white sketches of events from the story help to lend credibility. Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, MurfreesboroCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...


Body Check
Deirdre Martin
0515134899
Feb 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Janna MacNeil is a publicist with a tough assignment: transform the hard-drinking, hooker-soliciting, Stanley Cup-misusing New York Blades hockey team into family-friendly cash cows for Corporate. Her prime adversary is the competitive, gorgeous, brusque team captain Ty Gallagher, to whom public relations means dating a different model each weekend. Ty's stubborn refusal to do anything resembling a United Way commercial collides with Janna's professional persistence, so of course they despise each other, until they end up discovering each other's hidden virtues and making out on the kitchen floor. Tentative romance ensues, as do hockey-themed double entendres: "Don't come crying to me," says Janna's roommate, "when you find out he's shooting his puck into some other woman's net." Whether Janna and Ty's love can survive...


Hockey for Dummies
John Davidson
0764552287
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Like its teammates in the Dummies series, Hockey for Dummies is cleverly organized and clearly focused, geared to both fans and players. It is filled with fun stuff such as lists of the 10 best things about the game, the 10 best players, the 10 best teams, and, given even a novice's inability to mistake hockey for Zen, the 10 best hitters. Hockey for Dummies also contains plenty of good, practical advice: Wayne Gretzky offers a clinic on passing, Mark Messier hosts one on face-offs, Brian Leetch counsels players in clinics on defense, and Ron Hextall teaches goaltending. Authors John Davidson and John Steinbreder explain rules, discuss equipment, and detail strategies. They even give pointers on how best to appreciate the game on television. It seems the only thing missing from Hockey for Dummies is a...


A Season of Loss, a Lifetime of Forgiveness
John Manasso
1550227025
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Paints a portrait of a grieving but remarkably compassionate family."  —Times Colonist


Franklin Plays Hockey (Franklin TV Tie-in Series )
Paulette Bourgeois
0439338808
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Franklin invites neophyte player Skunk to join his side in a neighborhood hockey game, but he soon regrets it. Skunk can't skate fast, or pass the puck, or shoot on net. Because of Skunk, Franklin's team loses the game--an unacceptable result for Franklin, who is used to winning. He is about to let the dejected Skunk walk away from the team when he recalls that it was only through practice that he became a good player himself. The next day, Franklin gives Skunk another chance and learns that there is more than one way to feel like a winner.


The Hockey Play Book: Teaching Hockey Systems
Michael A. Smith
1552090507
August 6, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The bible for hockey coaches at all levels of competition. The Hockey Play Book is a practical handbook for coaches seeking better players and better team-play. The book features systems for defensive, offensive and special-team situations, all accompanied by annotated, easy-to-understand diagrams. The systems range from conservative to aggressive -- some are intended for big, physical teams; others for fast-skating and highly skilled teams; and some work for both. Also included are teaching methods and drills for honing specific skills. The first challenge for every coach is to determine the abilities of each skater. The approach in The Hockey Play Book is effective with players of all ages and levels of ability. Coaches can match systems with team strategy, bringing a special creative magic to one of the fastest...


Magic Hockey Stick
Peter Maloney
0142300152
October 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-A young hockey player receives the ultimate gift when her parents accidentally buy Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at a charity auction. However, her father insists that she keep the expensive collector's item displayed on pegs above her bed. Temptation overcomes, and the stick is smuggled to the ice rink inside a huge stuffed giraffe. With the autographed stick, the child scores goal after goal and her team has its best season ever. Meanwhile, Gretzky himself is in a scoring slump. The newspaper says he's lost his stuff. After a sleepless night full of guilty dreams, the protagonist hurries to Madison Square Garden determined to return the magic stick. The hockey pro is so touched by his young fan's generosity that he requests her autograph. A satisfying ending shows the famous stick...


Hockey Tough
Saul L. Miller
0736051236
Jan 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Develop the focus, tenacity, poise, and team attitude needed to excel on the ice. Hockey Tough builds on physical skills by strengthening mental factors that apply directly to the game. Performance consultant Saul Miller presents the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 20 years throughout North America. In addition, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, and Markus Naslund offer inside tips on how to play with a winning mind-set.

About the Author
For the past 25 years Dr. Saul Miller’s coaching expertise has been helping individual athletes, teams, and coaches perform at the top of their game. Dr. Miller holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the author of five books. He is registered as a...


Eleven Seconds : A Story of Tragedy, Courage & Triumph
E. M. Swift, Travis Roy
0446521884
January 1, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Within the 11 seconds that inspired this memoir, Travis Roy realized his dream, then smashed into his nightmare. On an October night in 1995, Roy, a talented young hockey player, skated onto the ice for his varsity debut with Boston University. Eleven fateful seconds later, he was paralyzed from the neck down. Aided by the sure touch of Sports Illustrated hockey writer E.M. Swift, Roy's moving account of his accident and his rehabilitation--confined to a wheelchair, he's gotten some use of his right arm back--avoids the maudlin. Instead, Eleven Seconds is filled with grit, hope, humor, and a thoughtful young man's introspection on the meaning of sports and the adjustments that follow when the ability to play them is taken away.

From Booklist
In October 1995, ready to...


The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Hockey
Bruce Driver
0071430113
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a great book that touches on the most important parts of the game: sportsmanship, discipline, and most importantly, fun.-;Larry Robinson, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, six-time Stanley Cup Champion Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league, but when no one else stepped forward, you volunteered to coach the team. But you can't tell a flip pass from a slap shot or an angle check from a hip check! Don't panic-; Coaching Youth Hockey is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, Coaching Youth Hockey will get you started and keep you going. You'll learn how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, stickhandling, shooting, and checking. You'll even learn to develop your own coaching style-;one that works best for you and your...


So Your Son Wants to Play in the NHL
Dan Bylsma, Jay M. Bylsma
1886947392


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Review
?This is the best hockey advice since ?Don?t rile Gordie Howe!??
?Jay Greenberg, The Hockey News

?Dan Bylsma is a role model for every kid who?s been told he?ll never make it.?
?Larry Robinson, Coach, Los Angeles Kings

Inside Flap Copy
This book is about one young athlete?s road to the NHL. It is told in two voices. First by Jay Bylsma, the father who flooded the backyard rink, and who encouraged all of his five children to make the most of their talents.

The second voice telling the story is Dan Bylsma, the son. A gifted athlete, he chose to leave home in Michigan to play Junior ?B? hockey for St. Marys in Ontario. He then took the academic route, graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1992.

The next four years Dan, backed by his father and...


See Jane Score
Rachel Gibson
0060009241
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Setting: Seattle, Washington
Sensuality: 8

At long last, Seattle Times columnist Jane Alcott has a shot at a full-time assignment. She badly needs the income, but unfortunately, the opening is for a sports reporter traveling with the Seattle Chinooks hockey team and she knows nothing about the game. To add to her difficulty, the team doesn't want her, especially Luc "Lucky" Martineau, the Chinooks $33 million goalie. The team stonewalls when she tries to interview them and they haze her mercilessly; it isn't until the superstitious Luc decides that she brings good luck that Jane gets a shot at being a real journalist. But when her acceptance by the team leads to spending more time with Luc, Jane finds, to her dismay, that he’s more than a handsome, empty-headed sports jock and her heart is in danger.

For...



Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told: The Finest Writers on Ice
Bryant Urstadt
1592285309
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Finally, hockey's rabid fans have an anthology of their own, a showcase of writing as dynamic and diverse as the fastest sport itself.


Birds of Southern Africa (Princeton Field Guides)
Ian Sinclair, et al
0691096821
September 23, 2002
Paperback
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Review
Dale A. Zimmerman, Western New Mexico University : Presents a comprehensive set of illustrations unmatched not only for the region covered but for any part of Africa.

Review
The 200 colored plates are superb and carefully give attention to the natural variations of plumages with age, sex, and seasons. It is certainly the most comprehensive set of illustrations of South African birds in one volume.

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Ice Magic
Matthew F. Christopher
0316139912
Sept 1987
Paperback
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Card catalog description
The twins' toy hockey game seems to be magic as it plays games identical to the real ones before they even happen. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Hockey Goalie's Handbook : The Authoritative Guide for Players and Coaches
Jim Corsi, John Hannon
0809297469
March 18, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The most comprehensive guide to the art and science of goaltending The past decade has seen a tremendous surge of interest in hockey. More colleges and universities have added programs. Hockey leagues are sprouting up in such unlikely places as Florida beach communities, New Mexico desert towns, and the Texas flatlands. Coauthored by Jim Corsi, goaltending coach for the Buffalo Sabres, The Hockey Goalie's Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to mastering the most demanding hockey position: goalie. Drawing upon his extensive coaching experience at all levels--from peewees to pros--Corsi explores all facets of goaltending. From the psychology of being a goalie to choosing and purchasing the right equipment for an individual's style and needs, to drills for improving timing, coordination, reach, and speed,...


So You Want to Play in the NHL : A Guide for Young Players
Dan Bylsma, Jay Bylsma
0809299526
September 1, 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In today's jaded sports world filled with pampered, trash-talking athletes, perhaps only a hockey player could write a book extolling the value of such old-school customs as practice, teamwork, personal responsibility, hard work, and perseverance. This book of life lessons is geared for younger readers. The Bylsmas previously published a book aimed at parents, So Your Son Wants To Play in the NHL (Sleeping Bear, 1998), and Dan Bylsma currently plays in the NHL himself. In addition to focusing on the eternal truths noted above, this book also discusses more specific topics for aspiring players: whether to play travel hockey, how to choose a hockey camp, and how to get a college scholarship. It also offers advice on how a child can try to deal with difficult situations involving coaches and loud, critical, pushy...

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