Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey: 101 Stories about the Players Who Love the Game and the Families that Cheer Them On

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With 101 family-oriented stories by hockey fans, hockey families and NHLers, this book will delight anyone who enjoys hockey, whether it's in the backyard, in school, or at the professional level.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey is full of fun, heartwarming and inspiring stories for hockey fans and families. Family-oriented stories from everyday hockey players and fans, as well as revealing personal stories from NHLers and hockey ...

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With 101 family-oriented stories by hockey fans, hockey families and NHLers, this book will delight anyone who enjoys hockey, whether it's in the backyard, in school, or at the professional level.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey is full of fun, heartwarming and inspiring stories for hockey fans and families. Family-oriented stories from everyday hockey players and fans, as well as revealing personal stories from NHLers and hockey insiders, will captivate readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611599022
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 247,507
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Canadian Laura Robinson is a famous game inventor, actress and musician.


While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

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Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

1 Fresh Air & Ice

1 The Dawn Patrol John Forrest 1

2 Playing Shinny on Macamley Street Hank Mattimore 4

3 Watch out for the Diving Board! John M. Scanlan 7

4 The Endless Rink David Martin 10

5 Uncle! Bruce Mills 13

6 Backyard Games Donna Firby Gamache 16

7 Rink of Dreams C. G. Morelli 19

8 The Hockey Skate Thief Christa Holder Ocker 23

9 The Arena of Life Judi Peers 26

10 The Graham Hockey League Susan Winslow 29

11 Hockey Memories David K. Overlund 33

12 Hockey D├ętente Lisa Trovillion 35

13 Small Town Hockey Robert J. Stermscheg 38

2 Game On!

14 Shooting Star Catherine Pendola 45

15 The Best Seat in the House Brian McFarlane 48

16 Hockey Heart Ties Amanda Romaniello 53

17 Winning with Gretzky Irene Maran 56

18 Welcome Back Clark Jimmy Holmstrom 59

19 Hockey, you had me at Face-Off Moira Rose Donohue 62

20 Hockey with a Side of Ice Mark Spangler 65

21 Pass the Puck! Mark Ettlinger 68

22 Got Teeth? Theresa Sanders 71

3 Fan-tastic!

23 All Hockey, all the Time Diane Stark 79

24 Orange and Black Laura Guman Fabiani 82

25 The Glory Days Martha Helen Cotiaux 84

26 Road Apples William Halderson 87

27 Hooked Georgia Bruton 91

28 The Edmonton Oilers get Even Michael Brennan 94

29 Warming up to Hockey Jill Pertler 97

30 The Littlest Bruiser Diane Stark 99

31 The Making of a Hockey Fanatic Brandi South 102

32 The Cursed Jersey Michelle McKague-Radic 106

33 Blindsides by Hockey Lori Zenker 109

4 Heroes Among us

34 Five Minutes with Bobby Orr Lori Hein 117

35 One of the Guys Jennifer Quasha 119

36 Meeting the Gods with my Dad Bruce Davidsen 123

37 Super Mario Jim Bove 126

38 Little Devil Shane Kenneth Daneyko 129

39 Hockey Heroes off the Ice Matt Chandler 132

40 Breaking the Ice Teresa Kruze 136

41 The Day Fate was an Islanders Fan Justin Schlechter 140

5 Family Ties

42 Hockey Family Matt Duchene 147

43 Frozen Tales Chris Robinson 152

44 Someday Finally Came Julienne Mascitti-Lentz 155

45 The Zamboni Michael Sullivan 158

46 Our Last Game Leigh Anne Saxe 162

47 Back to School, Back to Hockey Jennifer Walter 165

48 Will there be Hockey in Heaven? John P. Walker 168

49 When I Think of Summer, I Think of Zambonis Christopher Harder 172

50 Ice in our Veins Alana Patrick 175

51 Love and Hockey B.J. Taylor 178

52 C'mon, Boys Beverly A. Suntjens 182

53 Part of the Team Jack Ettlinger 185

6 Global Games

54 The Rink Rat Hayley Wickenheiser 193

55 A Nation Held its Breath John Forrest 196

56 Olympic Spirit Jim Bove 200

57 110% Viewing David Martin 203

58 A Dream Come True Cassie Campbell-Pascall 206

59 Golden Tickets Elena Aithken 210

7 Dreams & Inspiration

60 Eat my Shoes Vinny Prospal 215

61 The Young and the Old Dennis McCloskey 220

62 The Dream Leighton Kemmett 224

63 Sledge Hockey: A Dream Comes True Sharon John Klassen 227

64 Scoring in Life Sharon Babineau 230

65 Deep at the Heart Lisa Ricard Claro 234

66 Hockey Mom Carol Elaine Harrison 237

67 The Great Transformer Audrey McLaughlin 241

68 Love at First Lace Ailish Forfar 245

8 Life Lessons

69 Use your Courage Ryan Walter 253

70 My Dad the Coach Bill Reay 256

71 There's no "I" in Team Aedyn MacKenzie 261

72 Hockey's Lessons on Life Peter J. Green 264

73 The Hockey Coach Jennifer Litke 267

74 The Sound of Opportunity Tara Reyelts 271

75 Games Scents Leanne Fanning Pankuch 275

76 What's the Big Deal Anyway? Tammy E.A. Crosby 279

77 What Hockey Taught us Lori Fairchild 281

78 My Hockey Scar Jeffrey Scott Hamilton 284

79 The Life Lessons of Hockey Cara McLauchlan 287

9 Spectacular Spectators

80 More than a Game Arlene Rains Graber 293

81 An Audience of One Ken Freebairn 297

82 Poetic Justice Valerie Coulman 299

83 A Night at the Arena Shawn Marie Mann 300

84 Hockey Grandparents Phyllis Jardine 303

85 That Constant Face Sarah McCrobie 306

86 The Anti-Fan David Martin 308

87 Skate-Walker Cynthia Mallick 311

88 Priceless Hockey Heirlooms Annabel Sheila 314

89 Numbers Game Beth Cato 317

90 The Look Mary C. M. Phillips 321

10 Slice of Ice

91 The Ritual John Forrest 327

92 You're Gonna Love this Game Rob L. Berry 331

93 The People you Meet JC Sullivan 334

94 I Married a Zamboni Kate Zamboni 337

95 The Frozen Tundra of South Carolina Cathy Elliott 339

96 Texting on Ice Cindy Beck 343

97 The Ride of her Life Jennie Ivey 346

98 Holy Moly, What a Goalie! Daniella Porano 349

99 The Geri-hatricks Bobbie Wilkinson 352

100 Girl in Goal Emily Papsin 355

101 The Gentle Tough Guy Georges Laraque 358

Meet our Contributors 363

Meet our Authors 381

Thank you 384

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 386

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