Callan Jones is a bright new hockey star having the time of his life -- and the hard-hitting, goal-scoring, trash-talking winger has the whole league riled up in a hissy-fit. Only one thing could ever trip up the invincible youngster: the fact that he likes guys. Good thing he's managed to keep that secret under wraps ... right? Ever since Tyler Vance lost the Cup by a goal, his team's been caught in a downward spiral -- with him at the helm. The fans gossip that the captain's heart isn't in hockey anymore. Who knows? Maybe they're right. A shocking trade between two bitter rivals takes the hockey world by storm. Now it's up to Vance to make sure Jones fits in with his new team. Will the truth about Callan's trade come out? And will it have the power to change everything? *** Linemates is a 115,000 word first time gay romance novel with a HEA! Narrated in present tense, dual first-person POV. No cliffhangers or cheating. Steamy MM scenes are depicted. Light MF elements depicted.
Callan Jones is a bright new hockey star having the time of his life — and the hard-hitting, goal-scoring, trash-talking winger has the whole league riled up in a hissy-fit. Only one thing could ever trip up the invincible youngster: the fact that he likes guys. Good thing he’s managed to keep that secret under wraps ... right? Ever since Tyler Vance lost the Cup by a goal, his team’s been caught in a downward spiral — with him at the helm. The fans gossip that the captain’s heart isn’t in hockey anymore. Who knows? Maybe they’re right. A shocking trade between two bitter rivals takes the hockey world by storm. Now it’s up to Vance to make sure Jones fits in with his new team. Will the truth about Callan’s trade come out? And will it have the power to change everything? *** Linemates is a 115,000 word first time gay romance novel with a HEA! Narrated in present tense, dual first-person POV. No cliffhangers or cheating. Steamy MM scenes are depicted. Light MF elements depicted.
Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans Advanced stats give hockeyÍs powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action. Stat Shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, a playerÍs junior numbers, measuring faceoff success, recording save percentage, the most one-sided trades in history, and everything you ever wanted to know about shot-based metrics. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom, and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes „ or maybe what they should be doing. Whether looking for a reference for leading-edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or for passionate and engaging storytelling, Stat Shot belongs on every serious hockey fanÍs bookshelf.
Mathieu Simon finally achieves his dream. After four years breaking records in collegial hockey, he finally joins the Professional Hockey League. But Mathieu will quickly realize that life as professional athlete is not always beautiful. After a good start, misery strikes him, leaving him in total despair. With the help of those who care for him, he will do the impossible to climb back the mountain and be on top. Desperately fighting for a playoffs spot, will Mathieu be able to help his team to get there? Will he become the Messiah the Boston Ice Dragons were waiting for? Will he be able to live his ultimate dream, to raise the hockey Holy Grail, the Silver Cup?
In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. While the story of the early Oilers embodies the book, The Game of Our Lives is much more than a retelling of one season in the life of an NHL team. Unlike any book ever written in the annals of hockey, Gzowski beautifully weaves together the anatomy of a modern NHL team with the magnificent history of the game to create one of the best books about hockey in Canada. Here are the great teams and the great players through the ages—Morenz, Richard, Howe, Orr, Hull—the men whose rare and indefinable genius on the ice exemplified the speed, grit and innovation of the game. The Game of Our Lives is the best book on the Canadian passion for hockey; a wondrously perceptive account of the hold the game has on Canadians. —Jack Granatstein, The National Post
This is a statistical history of the National Hockey League in its first 50 seasons. It provides every statistic for every player for every game, including playoff games. A full introduction puts the tremendous amount of data contained within the book in its historical context, and each chapter then recounts a single season. An explanatory essay illuminating the most important attributes of a particular season introduces each chapter.
Alex Bute and Bill Rouw are inseparable, on and off the ice, even though Alex is short and Bill is larger, until Bill's habit of showing off makes Alex stop passing to him, putting their friendship, their team, and Alex's commitment to hockey at risk.
Competition is fierce, both on and off the ice, when Charlie is invited to Youth Elite Hockey School. In this third book in the Game Time series featuring teenage hockey player Charlie Joyce, a summer hockey program promises to provide the opportunity of a lifetime. There will be visits by NHL coaches, top trainers, and expert analysts, not to mention the chance to play with the best players in his age group, including his friends Scott and Nick... and his arch-rival Jake. Charlie is stoked. But things don't go as planned. While Charlie makes Team 1, things are going wrong between him and the other guys, and even the coaches seem to be down on him. To make things worse, the NHL coach's Stanley Cup ring goes missing. That is, until it shows up in Jake's gear. Charlie is pretty sure Jake didn't do it... and he's pretty sure he knows who did. The Game Time series is a perfect selection for hockey lovers and for the reluctant boy reader. Fast-paced, authentic scenarios, coupled with the competitive spirit of high school hockey create a truly compelling read.
From the beginning, hockey has captured our imagination and fueled our dreams. It has given us heroes whose names are Gordie, Bobby, and Wayne, and it has left us with memories that will last forever. Now, this lavishly illustrated book, based on "The Hockey News' collector's edition magazine of the same name, gives readers the ultimate tribute to hockey in the twentieth century. "Century of Hockey features: - An illustrated, year-by-year overview of the NHL's 83 seasons, and a look back at hockey's early era - The 40 greatest individual single-season performances in NHL history, beginning with Bobby Orr's legendary 1969-1970 season, as chosen by a panel of 20 hockey experts - A foreword by Bobby Orr, and a tribute to Orr by "Hockey News associate editor Bob McKenzie - "The Hockey News' All-Modern Era Team, made up of the greatest players and role players since the centre-ice red line was introduced for the 1942-1943 season - "The Hockey News' All-World Team, composed of the greatest players of all time who played their best hockey (or their entire careers) outside the NHL - A celebration of hockey's 13 torch bearers - from Cyclone Taylor to Jaromir Jagr, hockey's most decorated and influential players at each stage in hockey's history Filled with fascinating photographs and stats, treatments and tributes, "Century of Hockey is a complete, fabulous celebration of hockey in the twentieth century.
Chronicles the history of the sport from its beginning in the 1800s, when it was played by English soldiers on the ice-bound lakes of Nova Scotia, through the Depression, into the age-of-rage in the 1960s, to contemporary times, when the Stanley Cup becam