Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Road to the Miracle on Ice

Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Road to the Miracle on Ice

by Tim Rappleye

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512601558
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 820,918
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

TIM RAPPLEYE played in the 1978 NCAA Division II hockey championship while Boston University was winning its Division I crown. He was bitten by the Olympic hockey bug while working on the 1980 Miracle on Ice for ABC Sports. He covered another half dozen Winter Games as a researcher, producer, and reporter. Rappleye later produced the 1991 NCAA Hockey championship between BU and Northern Michigan for ESPN, which became known as College Hockey’s Greatest Game. He currently writes long-form hockey stories for New England Hockey Journal when he isn’t teaching public school or playing pond hockey. Tim lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Amy, and dog Seamus.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mike Eruzione
Introduction
The Debacle in Denver
Jackie Parker
Brian and Jimmy
The Education of Mark Fidler
The Dugout
Finding Themselves
Wiseguys
Road Trip!
The Town
Dog
Media Darlings
North Country
The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue
The Worcester Heist
L’Affaire de Silk
The Blizzard of ’78
A Fidler Returns to Chestnut Hill
Miracle at the Whale
Beanpot Brawlers
Black Friday
Terriers Reboot
Slaying the Badger
Best of Enemies: The 1978 NCAA Championship Game
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Boston University 1977–78 Scoring

What People are Saying About This

Keith Tkachuk

"Anyone who has coached as long as Jack did at one elite university shows that he is a competitor that brings out the best in his players. I was lucky to benefit from his passion for the game."

Mike Sullivan

"Jack Parker's Wiseguys brought back fond memories of the Dugout Cafe, an important part of the fabric of BU hockey. Parker is why I remain a Terrier for life."

Bobby Orr

“The city of Boston in the 1970s was the hub of the hockey world. The Bruins were hot and so was the college game throughout New England. Jack Parker's Wiseguys tells the story of some of the best college players of that era as well as that of their legendary coach. A terrific read for fans and players familiar with that rough and tumble hockey vintage.”

Lou Lamoriello

“This is a must-read book about a Division I hockey dynasty and its Hall of Fame coach. To this day Jack Parker has the respect and love of all his players.”

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Anonymous 8 months ago
Riveting book about the best college hockey coach of all time and one of his best teams.