Hockey Dad: True Confessions Of A (Crazy?) Hockey Parent [NOOK Book]

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A revealing look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of minor hockey culture Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In Hockey Dad, McKenzie describes firsthand the joys and heartbreak of raising two sons, with entirely diverging athletic futures. He details their separate paths, describing Michael, a 22-year-old playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, and Shawn, now 19, whose competitive minor hockey life was cut short at age 14 ...

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Hockey Dad: True Confessions Of A (Crazy?) Hockey Parent

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Overview

A revealing look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of minor hockey culture Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In Hockey Dad, McKenzie describes firsthand the joys and heartbreak of raising two sons, with entirely diverging athletic futures. He details their separate paths, describing Michael, a 22-year-old playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, and Shawn, now 19, whose competitive minor hockey life was cut short at age 14 because of multiple concussions. Their deeply personal stories, and the trials and tribulations of a father creating futures for them, offer readers a compelling look into the world and culture of minor hockey.

Includes funny anecdotes, debates on numerous hockey issues, and personal reflections on the game and its culture

With an unwavering look at his own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the entire system of minor hockey in Canada, Hockey Dad is an honest, irreverent and sometimes moving look at a sporting culture that is not so much a recreation as it is a way of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443427326
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 7/23/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 743,961
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Bob McKenzie To Canadians, hes known simply as TSNs Hockey Insider. Bob McKenzie provides insight and commentary as an analyst for TSNs national NHL coverage, files updates and breaking news for TSN's SportsCentre, and writes his popular Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca. He also appears regularly on radio in all major hockey markets in Canada, and on satellite radio across North America on shows such as This Week in the NHL and others.

McKenzie has been covering hockey for the past 26 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. In 2008, he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockeys 100 most powerful and influential people.

McKenzie joined TSN in the late 1980s as an analyst on SportsCentre and Molson That's Hockey and has been a fixture on the network ever since. Prior to joining TSN, McKenzie was the editor-in-chief of The Hockey News for nine years and a hockey columnist for the Toronto Star for six years.

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