They Call Me Killer: Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-of-Fame Coach

They Call Me Killer: Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-of-Fame Coach

by Brian Kilrea, James Duthie
     
 

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An intimate, humorous look at Brian Kilrea's 60-year career in junior hockey.

With more wins than any coach in junior hockey history, and a personality as large as his winning record, Brian Kilrea is more than a hockey legend, he's one of the most beloved figures in the game. With veteran sportswriter, James Duthie, Kilrea gives fans a rink-side view of his

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An intimate, humorous look at Brian Kilrea's 60-year career in junior hockey.

With more wins than any coach in junior hockey history, and a personality as large as his winning record, Brian Kilrea is more than a hockey legend, he's one of the most beloved figures in the game. With veteran sportswriter, James Duthie, Kilrea gives fans a rink-side view of his early days as a player with the Red Wings and what it was like to score the first-ever goal in the history of the L.A. Kings; as well as his role as a coach for the Ottawa 67s and as a mentor to young stars of the future. With stories and comments from famous NHLers who played for Killer, including Bryan Trottier and Dennis Potvin, as well as coaches, trainers, and general managers, readers will get a taste of Kilrea's hardnosed coaching style, as well as the knowledge and dedication that has made him last so long.

• Anecdotes from NHLers like Mike Peca, Gary Roberts, Doug Wilson, Brian Campbell, Darren Pang, and many others • An inside look at the day-to-day life in the world of junior hockey, including brutal practices, broken curfews, trades, and tirades

With a Foreword by lifelong friend, Don Cherry, They Call Me Killer is a fascinating, real-life look at the world of junior hockey and the man who has meant so much to the sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443427548
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,040,474
File size:
801 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Kilrea was the head coach of the Ottawa 67s from 1974-84, then again from 1987-2009 and is currently their General Manager. He has more wins than any other hockey coach in junior hockey history and the CHL Coach of the Year award is named after him. Kilrea was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. In 29+ seasons as head coach of the Ottawa 67's, he had only six losing seasons-an astonishing number in junior hockey.


James Duthie is one of North America's most recognized hockey media personalities, best known as the host of The NHL on TSN and for his coverage of the World Junior Championships. He is a regular contributor to TSN.ca (columns and blogs) and hosts TSN's annual NHL Draft coverage and Free Agent Frenzy. He is national co-host for CTV/TSN's coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. James's work on TSN's hockey broadcasts is seen throughout the US on the NHL Network and the Centre Ice package. He also appears weekly on the NHL Live show on Sirius Satellite Radio. James has been nominated for a Gemini six times and has also won TV Guide's "Sportscaster of the Year" award. His work has appeared in The Hockey News and Today's Parent and he writes a weekly column for the Ottawa Citizen. He is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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