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Ice Time: The Story of Hockey
     

Ice Time: The Story of Hockey

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by Michael McKinley
 

Hockey is breathtakingly fast and fascinating. Ice Time: The Story of Hockey (Temps de glace: l’histoire du hockey) traces the sport from its hotly contested origins to the present day’s first-ever lockout of players by the one remaining league. It covers the sport’s surge in popularity after 1875, when it moved to inside

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Hockey is breathtakingly fast and fascinating. Ice Time: The Story of Hockey (Temps de glace: l’histoire du hockey) traces the sport from its hotly contested origins to the present day’s first-ever lockout of players by the one remaining league. It covers the sport’s surge in popularity after 1875, when it moved to inside rinks; the rise and fall, and rise again, of women’s hockey; the sagas of long-lost leagues, such as the Pacific Coast Hockey Association; and more recently the World Hockey Association. Through its lavishly illustrated pages skate the players, the coaches, and the almost forgotten legends who are the reason why we love the game.

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.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Barbara Johnston
From the nostalgic cover photos to the colorful action shots inside, this history of ice hockey is a winner. Initially limited to cold climates, the game moved indoors in 1875 and broadened its horizons. With Canadian Governor-General Lord Stanley's donation of the Dominion Challenge Trophy in 1892, cross-Canada rivalries exploded. Early challenges for Stanley's Cup required skill and character. The Dawson City Nuggets walked, cycled, and journeyed by train to Ottawa. The outcome, 23-2 for Ottawa, still stands in the Stanley Cup records, and likely Albert Forrest's 300-mile walk back to Dawson City does as well. Tales of early hockey legends, such as "Cyclone" Taylor and his "backwards goal," and superb photos, some vintage-the first hockey cards-add enormous appeal. McKinley also highlights many hockey superstars including Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux. But the contributions of Willie O'Ree, (the first black player in NHL history) and Manon Rheaume, (the first woman to play in the NHL) are also documented. Although the NHL receives the most focus in the book's ten easy-to-read chapters, there is interesting coverage of some international competition including the "Miracle on Ice" gold medal win for the United States at Lake Placid in 1980 and Canada's gold medal victory in 2002 at Salt Lake City. The author's enthusiasm for ice hockey is infectious, giving this book widespread appeal especially for fans and former players. It is a highly recommended purchase for school and libraries in areas where hockey is played.
Children's Literature - Debbie Levy
Based on a television series created by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Canada, this glossy reference book is for serious hockey fans. McKinley traces the history of the sport from the first hockey game held in an indoors rink in 1875 to the present day. The development of the National Hockey League's teams and leading players—especially Canadian players—are front and center. Women's hockey is not ignored, but the emphasis is on the men in this detailed, affectionate survey of Canada's official national sport. Numerous sidebars and photographs break up the text.
School Library Journal

Gr 5–8
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887767623
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
719,404
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

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Meet the Author

The author of Putting a Roof on Winter and The Magnificent One: The Mario Lemieux Story, Michael McKinley is also a journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and a screenwriter. A Vancouver native, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and at Oxford University. His journalism has appeared in England, the US, and Canada, including the Guardian, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and the National Post. He has also written and produced several documentaries for CNN and an episode of South Park.

After studies in Physical Education, Suzanne Lévesque obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies and a Master’s Degree in Translation from l’Université de Montréal. She also studied Linguistics at the Universität Saarbrücken, in Germany. Working as a freelancer since 1988, she has translated numerous documents in various fields — administrative, legal, advertising, tourism, etc. — and, on several occasions, juvenile literature for Tundra Books. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, cycling, and skiing around Montreal, her hometown.

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Ice Time: The Story of Hockey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.