- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Although the book stands alone, it is based on Hockey: A People’s History, a ten-part CBC/Radio Canada series airing in fall 2006.
Canada gave birth to hockey, which has become one of the most popular sports in the world today. McKinley discusses the history of the game, from the Dominion Challenge Trophy (better known as the Stanley Cup) donated by Lord Stanley with the hope of uniting Canada by gathering its teams for competitions in 1892, to modern times with heroes like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Other athletes are introduced, and readers can follow the detailed stories of past prominent games through the numerous black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations. Seeing pictures of equipment used by hockey players in the early 20th century will make readers appreciate how far the sport has come. Women's hockey is mentioned briefly, but predominantly the book focuses on the history of Canadian men's leagues and the NHL. This well-researched book will be useful where the sport is popular.
—Michael GillerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Posted June 27, 2014
Being from Pittsburgh and being a big hockey fan of the Penguins the grandsons loved this book. They are on an ice hockey team and found this book interesting to see how it started.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.