So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?

So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?

by Jamie McKinven


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So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey? by Jamie McKinven

Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about politics, misconceptions, predators and hazing, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and several other cultural intricacies.

Learn about the differences between the NCAA and Major Junior, what hockey is like in the Southern U.S. and Eastern Europe, and why the process is more important than the end result. Experience the game of hockey from a new perspective. Strap on the gear, get beneath the helmet and take an uncensored peek at hockey's truly unique culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478354895
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Jamie McKinven, author of "Tales from the Bus Leagues". This is the first book written by the former minor leaguer who spent several seasons grinding it out in the NCAA, ECHL, CHL and in Europe. Along the way, while riding the buses, living paycheque to paycheque and spending the summers living in his grandmother's basement, he discovered a great deal about life, love and the value of following through on a dream.

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So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Insightful! Interesting to learn about what goes on behind the scenes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truth about sports. Ups and downs, the good and the bad. An up to date look at the sport of hockey and his journey through it. Physically and Psychologically....with brief views on current "affairs" in all sports.