Hockey Night in Utica - Featuring the Comets, the Mohawks and the Stars

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Hockey History Book Dedicated to Bill Horton

All proceeds from the book to benefit the American Heart Association


Hockey Night In Utica - Featuring the Comets, the Mohawks and the Stars by Jim Mancuso is a history about professional hockey in Utica New York, during the North American Hockey League (NAHL), North Eastern Hockey ...

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Overview

Hockey History Book Dedicated to Bill Horton

All proceeds from the book to benefit the American Heart Association


Hockey Night In Utica - Featuring the Comets, the Mohawks and the Stars by Jim Mancuso is a history about professional hockey in Utica New York, during the North American Hockey League (NAHL), North Eastern Hockey League/Eastern Hockey League (NEHL/EHL) and Atlantic Coast Hockey League (ACHL) years from the 1973-74 to the 1986-87 season. The book is the leading source of information about the NAHL, NEHL/EHL and ACHL and has a chapter dedicated to information and statistics on each loop. There are also chapters detailing the history of professional hockey in Utica prior to and after this era (1960-61 to 2000-01), on the unique and colorful story of each team, on the movie "Slap Shot" (which was partially filmed in Utica) and on World Hockey Association (WHA) veteran Bill Horton. The Lindsay, Ontario native and first cousin of Hockey Hall of Famer Tim Horton was a member of the Mohawk Valley Comets (NAHL), Utica Mohawks (NEHL/EHL) and the Mohawk Valley Stars/Comets (ACHL) in several capacities and piloted the Stars to the 1981-82 ACHL Payne Trophy championship. The book is dedicated to Bill Horton who tragically lost his life while awaiting a heart transplant in May of 1988. This wonderful 272-page hard cover coffee-table limited edition book with over 350 rare illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974711522
  • Publisher: Mancuso Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Mancuso is a minor league hockey historian and aficionado who has written many books and numerous articles on minor league hockey teams and leagues. His main goals are to preserve and promote the minor league hockey history of North America through publications and by maintaining an accurate archive of minor league hockey players, teams and leagues. Jim's books include 20 Years of the ECHL, The Clinton Comets: An EHL Dynasty, The Clinton Comets: From the Chenango Canal to National Champions, Hockey in the Capital District (New York), Hockey In Charlotte, Hockey In Portland (Oregon), Hockey In Providence, Hockey In Springfield and Hockey In Syracuse. He also wrote and compiled the Southern Professional Hockey League's (SPHL) inaugural media guide for the circuit's 5th Anniversary season in 2008-09.

He earned a B.A. "cum laude" in Sociology from St. John Fisher College and an M.A. in Applied Social Research from West Virginia University. Jim works and teaches in the field of Sociology. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR) and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society. Jim was born in Utica, New York, where he currently resides.

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