The Stanley Cup: All about Pro Hockey's Biggest Event

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Ever since Montreal won the first Stanley Cup in 1893, teams have, aimed to win the silver trophy for themselves. Every spring 16 teams face off in the playoffs to become the National Hockey League champion. Discover the greatest teams, players, and historic moments from the Stanley Cup Finals.

Lights flash, confetti and balloons fly, and the crowd roars as one team is crowned the champion. Few things can beat the thrill of watching your favorite team win a championship. From ...

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Overview

Ever since Montreal won the first Stanley Cup in 1893, teams have, aimed to win the silver trophy for themselves. Every spring 16 teams face off in the playoffs to become the National Hockey League champion. Discover the greatest teams, players, and historic moments from the Stanley Cup Finals.

Lights flash, confetti and balloons fly, and the crowd roars as one team is crowned the champion. Few things can beat the thrill of watching your favorite team win a championship. From hustling athletes to plotting coaches to roaring crowds, Winner Takes All gives you a taste of the excitement from the biggest events in sports.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Hockey, unlike many sports, stages an annual playoff series that raises the intensity of competition to a level far different than the regular season. In 1893 Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada, purchased a trophy for $50 that was to be awarded to the finest hockey team in the land. One hundred and twenty years later that trophy is known as the Stanley Cup and teams battle for it in a grueling playoff sequence that brings out the best and worst in players. Stanley Cup playoff hockey combines speed, grace, aggression, and an unflappable commitment to performance that are second to none in regards to sporting competition. In The Stanley Cup readers are introduced to the history, structure, and best moments in Stanley Cup lore. In telling this story Martin Gitlin takes his readers behind the scenes to learn about hockey dynasties, great playoff moments, crowning victories, and forgettable defeats that are part of the sport's history. Gitlin does particularly well in detailing some of the great anecdotes that make of the lore of Stanley Cup history. In this vein the likes of Rocket Richard, Wayne Gretsky, Bobby Orr, and Terry Sawchuck all come off the pages of this book in ways that will appeal to readers interested in either hockey or sports in general. The Stanley Cup remains one of the penultimate trophies in international sports and this particular book is a fine introduction to it. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429665759
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Winner Takes All Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,012,988
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Marty Gitlin is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written more than 60 educational books on a wide variety of subjects. Gitlin has won more than 45 awards during his 30 years as a writer, including first place for general excellence from the Associated Press. That organization also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in the state of Ohio. Gitlin received national recognition in 2012 for The Great American Cereal Book, which was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Wall Street Journal. Gitlin lives with his wife Mitzi, daughters, Emily and Melanie, and son Andrew.

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Table of Contents

1 Competing for the CUP 4

2 Greatest Dynasties 10

3 Great Performances 16

4 Amazing Moments 22

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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