Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South

Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South

by Jon C. Stott
     
 

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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Maritime provinces and in the New England and midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Oklahoma City, Dallas, Charlotte and Norfolk, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton

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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Maritime provinces and in the New England and midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Oklahoma City, Dallas, Charlotte and Norfolk, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada. Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with a historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005-06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters. Illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894974219
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
479,369
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jon C. Stott, professor emeritus, University of Alberta, has written a book on the sports of the Winter Olympics and two books on minor-league baseball.

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