Mystery at Lake Placid (Screech Owls Series #1)

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Travis Lindsay, his best friend, Nish, and all their pals on the Screech Owls hockey team, are on their way to New York for an international peewee tournament. Excitement builds in the team van on the way to Lake Placid. First there are the entertaining antics of their trainer, Mr. Dillinger – then there’s the prospect of playing on an Olympic rink, in a huge arena, knowing there will be scouts in the stands.

But they have barely arrived when things start to go wrong. Their star...

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Overview

Travis Lindsay, his best friend, Nish, and all their pals on the Screech Owls hockey team, are on their way to New York for an international peewee tournament. Excitement builds in the team van on the way to Lake Placid. First there are the entertaining antics of their trainer, Mr. Dillinger – then there’s the prospect of playing on an Olympic rink, in a huge arena, knowing there will be scouts in the stands.

But they have barely arrived when things start to go wrong. Their star centre, Sarah, plays badly from lack of sleep. Next Travis gets knocked down in the street. And then someone starts tampering with equipment. It looks as if someone is trying to sabotage the Screech Owls. But who? And why? And can Travis and the others stop the destruction before the decisive game of the tournament?

Mystery at Lake Placid is the first book in the Screech Owls Series by Roy MacGregor.

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“For kids who love hockey…Roy MacGregor’s series of books makes perfect reading.”
Ottawa Citizen
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This Canadian hockey mystery is really fun. MacGregor has captured the feel of the team, the sport, and the competition, as well as the voices of the young players. We see a top-rated high school hockey team as they compete. The kids are all good friends. Or are they? Suddenly they're not so sure. Something, or someone, seems to be sabotaging their chances of winning the championship. But who would steal sticks? Hide skates? Would members of another team do such utterly dumb things? Especially when being caught would mean being disqualified? And when coaches from the minor-league teams are watching their every move--well, everyone has his own reasons for being nervous. Marvelous descriptions of hockey plays, good portraits of the players on each team, solid relationships between team members and their coaches and parent-chaperones, make this an altogether enjoyable adventure. Part of the "Screech Owls" series. 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Ages 9 to 12, $11.05 and $5.99. Reviewer: Judy Silverman—Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780771056253
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Screech Owls Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.99 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy MacGregor has been involved in hockey all his life. Growing up in Huntsville, Ontario, he competed for several years against a kid named Bobby Orr, who was playing in nearby Parry Sound. He later returned to the game when he and his family settled in Ottawa, where he worked for the Ottawa Citizen and became the Southam National Sports Columnist. He still plays old-timers hockey and has been a minor-hockey coach for more than a decade.

Roy MacGregor is the author of several classics in the literature of hockey. Home Game (written with Ken Dryden) and The Home Team were both number one national bestsellers. He has also written the game’s best-known novel, The Last Season. His other books include Road Games, The Seven A.M. Practice, and A Life in the Bush, a memoir of his father. He has also written books about native leaders and the Ottawa Valley.

Roy MacGregor is now a senior columnist for the National Post. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Kanata, Ontario. They have four children, Kerry, Christine, Jocelyn, and Gordon.

You can talk to Roy MacGregor at www.screechowls.com

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