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1. Safety in Ice Hockey (Astm Special
2. Hockey: Learn to Play the Modern
3. Complete Hockey Instruction
4. 2007-2009 Official Rules of Ice
5. The Incredible Hockey Drill Book
6. Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator's
7. Hard Core Hockey: Essential Skills,
8. Open Ice
9. Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri:
10. Kings of the Ice: A History of
11. Complete Conditioning for Hockey
12. Official Rules of Ice Hockey 2001-2003
13. The Hockey Goalie's Handbook :
14. The Official Illustrated NHL History:
15. Ice Sports (Intersport)
16. Coaching Youth Ice Hockey (Coaching
17. Hockey's Young Guns (The Hockey
18. Spectator Sports Made Simple:
19. Ice Hockey (Successful Sports)
20. Ice Hockey by the Numbers (Team

1. Safety in Ice Hockey (Astm Special Technical Publication// Stp)
by P. J. Bishop, C. R. Castaldi
 Hardcover: 217 Pages (1993-12)
list price: US$94.00 -- used & new: US$94.00
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Asin: 0803118732
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2. Hockey: Learn to Play the Modern Way (Sports Illustrated Winner's Circle Books)
by Jack Falla
Paperback: 220 Pages (1993-07-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$4.96
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Asin: 1568000049
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Now, boost your hockey talents with this up-to-the minute guide for the player, coach and fan. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what this adult hockey student needed!
Ok, so I'm over 40 and have just been learning how to "hockey skate" and now I find myself in my first hockey "skills & drills" class at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, practice ice/facility of the Washington Capitals. This class is so popular, that it sells out well in advance and many of the 35+ students are repeats (as I will be for the next session).

I was lost - I'm not enough of a life-long hockey fan or past player who already understood the fundamentals and so many of the guys and gals already knew what they were doing.I felt like if I asked simple questions I'd be disrupting the flow of the class (shouldn't be that way, I know, but it's how I felt).So I bought a couple of books to bridge the gap in my ignorance.

I am SO PLEASED with this book - it was exactly what I was looking for! Chapter by chapter, it breaks hockey play down into the essential elements I needed to understand - offense, defense, positions, strategy, scenario-based plays, etc.It also went over several drills which means that when they were introduced in class, I had already been exposed to them in writing.

In the locker room after the second class, another newbie expressed the same concerns I was having.I shared my book with him and when he returned it the next week, it was like a veil had been lifted for him, too.I'm going to recommend that the instructors provide a copy of this book to every newbie, every session!

If you like to read an auto repair manual that breaks down the way an engine works or a computer/tech book that explains in plain English how to use your computer or build a web page, then you'll love this book, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book to Learn From
This book is truly a very good book for learning how to play the wonderful game of hockey both at the beginner level and advanced level.At the beginner level it shows and tell you how to skate, stop turn, foward and backward crossovers. It also has rules of the game which are especially helpful for the beginner level. It has drills that one should perform to get better.For the intermediate through advanced level it has even more drillsand techniques that even the beginners should get to know.It shows how to shoot the puck defensive, offensive and even goalie tactics.It has a conditioning with nutrition chapter, pregame stretches and even the mental game.And finally at the end it even tells you how to build a rink and how to organize and coach a team.Even if you think you know everything about hockey I can almost guarantee you there is something in this 220 page hockey-training masterpiece.I've been playing for only two years and I have learned a ton from this book and you will most definitely too.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive guide for new players
I've bought about 7 or 8 books on various aspects of hockey over the pastfew weeks, and each has taught me something, but I really needed one thatcould tell me *how the game is played* -- where I'm supposed to be and whatI'm supposed to be doing in different situations. This book did just thatby explaining the basics of offense and defense with both text andeasy-to-follow diagrams. I have a good overall sense of the game now, aswell as specific admonishments to keep in mind (like not to chase a puckcarrier behind the goal, and not to follow crisscrossing forwards whenbackchecking). I plan to read this book again in a month (after I've playeda few games on an organized team), and I fully expect to absorb even more.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners learning the basics of ice hockey.
My team, the San Francisco Earthquakes, has several beginner players. Most of them had been to beginner hockey classes, but they still didn't know many of the basics. I set out to find a book that would provide these basiclessons and answer many of the new players' questions. I looked at severalbooks, but this one had the best fit. It is written for beginners, but willalso serve experienced players who need to review the basics.What to do,where to be, how to shoot, when to pass? These questions and many more areall answered clearly and simply. This is a book for beginners. Intermediateand advanced players may be looking for more insight than this bookprovides. My teammates now know what to do most of the time. If they'd onlyskate a little harder... ... Read more

3. Complete Hockey Instruction
by Dave Chambers
Paperback: 288 Pages (2000-09-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$7.09
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Asin: 0809299372
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Complete Hockey Instruction teaches all the essential hockey skills from skating and passing to shooting, puck control, body checking, and mental training. This revised edition features two new chapters and more than 60 new drills, along with complete tips on scouting, game preparation, bench management, nutrition, and designing efficient practices. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview
I found this book informative and a concise source.As a hockey coaching neophyte, and a dedicated student of the game, I believe Chambers did a good job on his book.Many of the chapters could be (and are) the subject of a dedicated book.

The first chapter on PHILOSPOHY OF COACHING is a very good and complements the USA Hockey philosophy.His chapter on BASIC HOCKEY GUIDELINES presents an excellent, concise, overview of the principles of the game.

The chapter on SKATING presents good overview for a subject very difficult to teach out of a book (see POWER SKATING by Laura Stamm for an excellent book on this subject).

In the ten or so books I have recently reviewed and read in my journey to learn more about hockey, I observed authors often appear to find it difficult to provide an overview that introduces the subject and gives a proper discussion of the fundamental (the why).There is often an underlying presupposition of knowledge that may not exist.Chambers does not fall into that trap.

In Chamber's chapters on OFFENSIVE/ DEFENSIVE TEAM PLAY, he introduces principles and terms specific the subject, and then presents drills that emphasize that aspect to players.In later chapters on PLAY OF THE DEFENSEMEN/FORWARDS, he presents useful tips and skills for these players.

The chapter on FACE OFF ALIGNMENTS is the best I have seen.At a recent practice, our senior coach was teaching players where to move if they were in offensive or defensive zones.I came back from practice hungry to learn more and could not find a reference that covered more that a few scenarios (including USA Hockey).Chambers presents 11 strategies/player assignments for offensive zone face offs, 7 for neutral zone, and 11 for defensive zone; covering full strength and one or two man short situations.

There are chapters on PENALTY KILLING, POWER PLAYS, AND GOAL TENDING.I enjoyed the concise coverage in the chapter on SCOUTING, GAME PREPARATION, AND BENCH MANAGEMENT chapter.

The chapter on STATISTICS presents an overview of the importance of each statistic, and emphasizes the need to use them POSTIVELY.He also discusses the importance of videotaping games, and balances his discussion with a warning to use statistics and videos wisely.

The chapter on CONDITIONING is a good overview that includes the three energy systems and importance of periodization (see references by Tudor Bompa for more details on energy systems and periodization.See especially "Total Hockey Conditioning: From Pee-Wee to Pro" and "Total Training for Young Champions")

The chapter on NUTRITION is balanced and presents a good overview of carbohydrates, fats, and protein and how the body uses them.He also emphasizes hydration (see Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey by Joseph Horrigan, Earl Joseph Kreis for a great discussion on hydration).

There is also chapter on MENTAL TRAINING.If you've watched the shift of momentum during an NHL game, or better yet felt it when you're on the bench, you can appreciate the importance of this aspect of sports.

Chambers book has a large bibliography, although the chapters are not scientifically cited to individual references.The book lacks an index, but it is well organized.

After having recently read the USA Hockey series for coaches (Mite through Pee Wee), they were useful, but disjointed because they were obviously written by a committee of authors and often not edited for consistency.In their recent updates, they often refer to figures that are not present, use undefined terms, have symbols on the drill diagrams that don't match previous drills, and have other inconsistencies.There is good information presented if you get beyond the inconsistencies.

In my opinion, hockey is such a complex and fast moving sport that it is difficult to capture the many nuances in the pages of a book.In my search for a book that provides a one-stop reference, Chambers comes the closest.

2-0 out of 5 stars NOT SO COMPLETE
While this book may abound in drills, very little attention is paid to discussing positional play, and what benefit is derived by each position from these drills. At best this book is geared to the elite level coach who already has an indepth understanding of the game and is only looking for something new to use in practices.

To the neophyte coach, I would suggest taking the USA Hockey coaching certification clinics or, at the least, buying their coaching manuals which have a detailed reasoning behind each skill development drill.

Ultimately the job of the coach is to develop the player's skills, and unfortunately Complete Hockey Instruction does nothing to help the coach in this regard. ... Read more

4. 2007-2009 Official Rules of Ice Hockey
by Triumph Books
 Paperback: 208 Pages (2007-08)
list price: US$9.95
Isbn: 1600780571
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5. The Incredible Hockey Drill Book
by Dave Chambers
Paperback: 160 Pages (1995-09-01)
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Asin: 0809232545
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Dave has produced what every coach dreams about . . . a smarter drill book for all situations and ages!" -- Roger Nielson, National Hockey League head coach for 20 years "The Incredible Hockey Drill Book is of great use for all coaches as well as young and older hockey players." -- Jacques Demers, National Hockey League head coach for 10 years (coached the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup championship in 1993) Properly run practices with well-executed drills are the pillars of effective coaching. In The Incredible Hockey Drill Book, former NHL coach Dave Chambers provides more than 600 illustrated, easy-to-follow drills for both novice and experienced coaches. These drills, divided into 24 categories, are designed to teach and improve conditioning, skating, checking, offensive and defensive play, goaltending, special teams, and much more. To help implement these drills, Chambers discusses teaching and learning theories and supplies ideas for drill and practice organization. Also included are 175 motivational slogans that may be used in various coaching situations. Coaches will find The Incredible Hockey Drill Book an invaluable resource for coaching hockey at all levels. Dave Chambers, author of Complete Hockey Instruction, has coached a number of championship teams at the junior, university, and international levels. In the NHL, he has worked as head coach and assistant coach with the Quebec Nordiques and the Minnesota North Stars. He teaches at York University in Toronto. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars tHE iNCREDIBLE hOCKEY dRILL bOOK
Excellent resource book.It covers all skill levels, ages and will make a fine addition to the avid Ice Hockey player or coach.If you can't find a drill in this book that will help you take up figure skating.

4-0 out of 5 stars Drills drills drills...Awsome book for a beginner coach
This book is full of drills. I believe after looking through it that I could coach a team with the way it lays things out for you and shows you how to manage a practice. It has slogans for getting motivation and a bunch of other handy coach type things. Thats only the first chapter or two. After that there is hundreds of drills for all sorts of situations. They break out each type of skill (skating, shooting, passing, checking, etc...) and give 20 to 30 drills for each skill. Each drill comes with illustration, an explanation, and variations to throw into the drill to mix it up. I only got this book to help me get some drills to do to practice but after looking through it I believe it would be a great addition to any coach or wannabe coaches library. This would be perfect for the beginner coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I use this many times a season to grab a drill or two when needed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent drill book!
As a coach of a club level 11-up girl's team, this book is the "go to" book for drills for skating, stick handling, shooting, etc.The drills are described in detail, and each one has a drawing to make explanations to the players more simple.This is the book I refer to the most, (second only to the USA Hockey info) for coming up with practice plans and season goals. ... Read more

6. Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator's Guide (4th Edition) (Spectator Guide Series)
by P. J. Harari, Dave Ominsky
Paperback: 125 Pages (2002-09-01)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$7.10
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Asin: 1884309119
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A perennial favorite now in its third edition, Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator's Guide helps guide viewers through the rules of the fast-moving and often confusing sport of ice hockey. This book helps answer the questions the growing number of people who would like to learn about hockey are afraid to ask!!

This soft-covered handbook covers everything a new fan needs to know to understand and appreciate hockey. Short, easy-to-understand chapters along with diagrams and action photographs explain:*The object of hockey
*The simplified rules of the game
*What viewers should look for during the game
*Biographies of famous hockey personalities, past and present

The book also helps guide the reader through the confusing jumble of numbers and statistics published in the sports page every day.

The existing hockey fan will also be attracted to this book for its coverage of the lates t National Hockey League (NHL) rule changes and updated statistics.With the growing popu larity of this sport all over the United States, especially in California, Florida, Texas and Colorado where newly established teams are flourishing, this book is a must.

Follow the action with this handy reference guide.

A complete glossary and index makes finding information a snap Makes a great gift Pocket-sized - take it to the game ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this if you like hockey.
I love to watch the Sharks, but I don't always know what the heck is going on.This will help you understand the rules and then you'll be a hockey fan too.Way better than football and basketball.Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars JUNIPER
The service was great. And I really like the book. A lot of good info that I can understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ice Hockey
I found the book to be everything i had hoped for.Being a new fan to the sport of ice hockey i loved watching, but knew i would enjoy it much more if i knew the rules.This book supplied all the knowledge you need to know about what is going on out there on the ice.It truly enhanced my appreciation of the sport.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
As a brand new Ontario Reign fan (ECHL) I've been enjoying the games, but realized I don't know what's going on 1/2 the time (not that I REALLY minded). But now I feel I have a good idea why some of the 'strange' stuff I've seen is being done. Makes more sense to me now. I can't wait for the next game, and I'll start to see how much more of it I will catch now. It's such a fast game, it still make take me a bit, but at least I have a head start now.
Not for anyone who has a clue, but perfect for those of us itching to get one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for an introduction to hockey
Needs to be updated to reflect significant rule changes in NHL in last 3 years, but otherwise it is a good introduction to hockey.Has lots of good, clearillustrations.The greatest value of this book is the illustrations of referee signals since when watching amateur hockey or league hockey the ref's signal is not announced over a PA system. ... Read more

7. Hard Core Hockey: Essential Skills, Strategies, and Systems from the Sport's Top Coaches
by Rand Pecknold, Aaron Foeste
Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-01-14)
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Asin: 0071480455
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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“Coach Pecknold has created ano-gimmicks system for teachingskills and strategy that gets playersto the next level.”
--George Gwozdecky, head coach of theUniversity of Denver men’s ice hockey team, and2005 National Coach of the Year

Hard Core Hockey is an all-in-one guide to playinghigh-caliber hockey from a veritable who’s who ofthe world’s top coaches. Including advanced skatingand stick-handling techniques, collegiate-level systems,and effective drills, it features contributions from TedDonato, head coach of Harvard University; Frank Serratore,head coach at the United States Air ForceAcademy; and more.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
this is a very useful book for players that want the skills to bring their game to the next level. Also a good guide for coaches or people trying to improve their kid's hockey ability.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on what it takes to be an elite player
There are a lot of how to coach hockey books, drill books, etc. out there, but this is the first book I found that teaches the finer points of the game.It explains the difference between what good players do and what elite players do, and what skills a player needs to be an elite player.It also has a chapter on elite goaltending skills.It is a must for any coach who wants to understand the game better and teach their players to play at a highly competitive level.It is also good for highschool players who want to know what it takes to play at the college level. ... Read more

8. Open Ice
by Pat Hughes
Mass Market Paperback: 288 Pages (2007-11-13)
list price: US$6.50 -- used & new: US$27.98
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Asin: 0553494449
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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All his life, crowds have been cheering for Nick Taglio.
He’s been skating since he could walk, scoring goals since he picked up a hockey stick. He’s only a sophomore but he rules the ice, because Nicky Tag’s a fighter. Which means you have to take some hits; concussions come with the territory. When he gets another head injury, his doctor, his parents, and his coach tell him he can never play again.Too dangerous, they say. He can’t risk his future.
But they don’t understand that without hockey, Nick has no future. It’s not a game, it’s his life. And nobody can stop him from playing.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good story about a teen hockey player.
ge. No matter how dangerous hockey is and how many concussions Nick receives, he continues to play. Between hockey and his girlfriend, Nick's life is good. Then, Nick receives another concussion, his fourth one in fact by keeping his head down, his number one habit. This concussion is not like the others, and Nick may never play hockey again. If Nick loses hockey, his life, then what else is left for him?

When I began reading Open Ice, I was a bit apprehensive because I had heard few things about it. Basically, all I knew was that the book was a coming-of-age novel about hockey. I like coming-of-age and hockey, so I figured I would give it a way. Luckily, I thought Open Ice was a good novel. Pat Hughes did a great job characterizing Nick. He was an incredibly realistic character, and I enjoyed the way Hughes portrayed him after his concussion. That's not to say I agreed with his actions, but his actions seemed like the way many guys would have reacted to being told to say goodbye to their favorite sport. Hughes also did a great job portraying Nick's parents. When dealt with Nick's situation, they acted in a responsible manner, without seeming cheesy.

The only character I had a complaint about was Devin, Nick's girlfriend. She's a stereotypical girl who only wants to date a star hockey player, and Nick is completely smitten (in the beginning at least). I think Hughes could have developed Devin more, while still keeping her general persona. Devin was just so blaaah, and aside from looks, I could not see any reason Nick dated her. At times, I also thought Hughes tried to push to appealing to teens too much. The smoking pot and Daves Matthews Band seemed forced at times. Overall, however, Open Ice is a wonderful portrayal of dealing with life after a sport injury.

I would recommend Open Ice to anyone looking for a coming-of-age that reveals the hardships of leaving a favorite sport.

1-0 out of 5 stars Really Disappointing
This book is garbage.It gets 1 star for creative effort.The book is rife with 15 year olds drinking (in front of other parents with their permission as well as their own parents), smoking pot, having sex, bigoted remarks and swearing at their parents.I'm no Pat Boone, but I gave this to my 15 year old son who also plays hockey and had a concussion.I read it after he did and was disgusted in myself for giving it to him.Really surprised Random House published this.The plot was really lame too.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a great book, but I wouldn't recommend it for kids 11 and under because of inaproprit things,onther than that it was good
If you are looking for a great book check out open ice.
The things I liked most about this book is that it had to do with my favorit sport hoskey, and the was exactly how a teen aged hockey layer would act. The things I diden't like was that if you don't know much about hockey you wouldn't understand it, and theres a lot of inaproprit things.
This book is about a teen Nick Tagilo the best hockey player on his high school hockey team that can't play due to a brain ingery he got from being blind sided, but to Nick hockey wasn't just a sport, it was his life.

5-0 out of 5 stars She shoots - she scores!!!
Fast-paced literary skater Pat Hughes showed that she is comfortable on the ice of writing and definitely a senior member of the varsity team
in her latest book Open Ice. She deftly negotiates the delicate edge-of-the-blade teenage dialogue while skating backwards and making it look easy. This sports reader's attention was glued to every page-turning play of her game even ruining his planned Sunday afternoon nap which was replaced by reading the last 160 pages of Open Ice.
>I loved this book. Hughes placed me directly in the midst of these people and their thoughts. I feel like I know them and, the ultimate sign of great writing, I wonder what they are doing now that I've finished reading the book. Not only does Hughes think like a teenager but, as she's done in her previous books Guerrilla Season and Breaker Boys, she comes across like an authentic teenage guy! This book felt like it was told to me by Nick himself, a little wiser, more mature, but definitely by the guy who lived the experience.
>And then the layers...When Devin was distancing herself from Nick and
>urging him to pressure his parents to play again I thought I was SO smart that I could see right through her motives. I had her pegged for what she was. Then I smiled as it occurred to me that I get NO credit for my revelation. Hughes had me right where she wanted me. Seeing only what she wanted me to see. But then at the after-game party when the details about her and Ramsey came out I stopped hating her and felt bad for her instead. Her intentions were not as clear as I had been ready for them to be earlier in the book. Hughes didn't take the easy literary route and stop at Devin being a hockey groupie. She had deeper problems and insecurities. I rode the roller coaster that Hughes laid out for me and what a great ride it was!
Every family of a traumatic brain injurypatient should read this book. My heart skipped a beat when Nick accidentally sent the Instant Message to the wrong person knowing that he would never have done that prior to the concussion, and knowing that it was the tip of the iceberg of his problems. As he became more contentious and more aggressive and
impulsive I was scared for the fallout. And sure enough it came. The standoff between Nick and his Dad was stressful. Working around rehab I have seen the disintegration of many marriages and families because the TBI patient "isn't who he used to be". This book has the power to let others have a peek inside the mind of a person suffering from post-concussive syndrome.

Hughes is a talented, authentic and entertaining writer. With this one she's also done a great service to the community of families living with mild brain injury patients.

4-0 out of 5 stars Captures the politics of teenage life
I thought Pat Hughes captured perfectly the politics of teenage life.Setting her novel in the world of school sports enhances its themes of relationships, friendship, love and personal growth.I truly enjoyed Open Ice.

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9. Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri: Amateur Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri, Professional Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri, St. Louis Blues
Paperback: 38 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Amateur Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri, Professional Ice Hockey Teams in Missouri, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Bandits, Missouri Mavericks, St. Louis Chill. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The St. Louis Chill is a professional ice hockey team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The team is part of the Midwest Hockey League. The Chill are to play at the Lindenwood Ice Arena located in Wentzville, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The team was previously known as the Louisville Chill until August 2008 when the franchise was purchased by an ownership group from St. Louis. The team was slated to play at the Alpine Ice Arena in Louisville, Kentucky but after months of work in the Louisville market it was determined to be unfavorable for a franchise due to lack of local business interest and support. ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=17642969 ... Read more

10. Kings of the Ice: A History of World Hockey
by Ales Brezina, Denis Gibbons, Dmitri Ryzkov, Igor Rabiner, Jan Bengtsson, Jan Stark, Nikolai Vukolov, Pavel Barta, Andrew Podnieks
Hardcover: 1008 Pages (2002-10)
list price: US$54.95 -- used & new: US$49.50
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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From its humble beginnings on the frozen lakes and rivers of 19th-century Canada to its incredible position as one of the most popular sports in the world, this epic monument to the sport celebrates what makes hockey great: the players, the spirit and energy of the game, and the die-hard support of fans around the globe. Covering more than the most famous stars, such as Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, this weighty resource chronicles the glories of overlooked players, provides statistics for the major hockey heroes, and details the rising popularity of the sport throughout history. Also included is a demo version of the companion CD-ROM, which brings the force of the arena right into the home. Included are essays written by a formidable team of veteran hockey commentators and critics. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars EUROPEAN FAN LIKES IT
You know i really liked this book just because of that its nice to see great european players past and present in this book. unlike other books where it's just nhl players, this book has both nhl players and european players included. As a international hockey historian i really enjoyed it. gretzky-kharlamov-nedomansky-salming and many other great players are in this book. the price is my only problem with the book, it cost some bucks.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a pleasure
The best hockey book I’ve ever seen!!!

A friend of mine showed me this book.. What a pleasure!!!
I was so impressed. Not only by its appearance, but also by the quality and amount of information compiled. Not to mention unique photos. Then I saw a review of it on the Amazon.ca by
Mr. Peter Adler with a title “Do not waste your money”. Why ?! wondered. He said he reviewed it also for ‘The Edmonton Journal’.
(Why should he review it twice ?) So I surfed the archives of this journal and found an awkward style of a review using inadequate words such as : “extremely sloppy”, “rubbish”, “flop”, “fatal flaw” etc. What did he found in the 1020 pages of the book ?-May be a misspelled player name and two wrong dates???… Give me a break. He says : “Authors and editors should be ashamed of themselves”.Is it also because it is "beautifull" too??I say: shame on you Mr. Adler. Your style reflects your character.And I ask - WHAT IS HIS HIDDEN AGENDA ??

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your money
I read this book because I had to: I was reviewing it for The Edmonton Journal. My conclusion is simple and straightforward: while beautiful, this book is so filled with glaring mistakes, howlers and omissions, its authors and editors should be ashamed of themselves. In fact, if it were possible, I would give this volume no stars at all: the first thing a book on history must have is its facts right. ... Read more

11. Complete Conditioning for Hockey (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)
by Peter Twist
Paperback: 232 Pages (2007-01-08)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$16.47
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Asin: 0736060340
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Increase strength to carry the puck through traffic. Pack more power when checking an opponent. Improve quickness and agility and create angles for higher-percentage shots. Complete Conditioning for Hockey shows you how to achieve all of these performance goals and more!

Hockey players are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before. This special book and DVD package features a comprehensive training approach that will build players' physical abilities as well as the hockey-specific skills required for skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and body checking. The book contains assessment tests for determining a player's fitness status along with specific programs designed to improve balance, quickness, agility, speed, and strength. The DVD puts the training into action, demonstrating key tests, exercises, and drills from the book.

With specific guidelines for seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Hockey provides a multidimensional training approach that will show you how to get the most from your time in the gym and on the ice. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful.
I barrowed "complete conditioning for ICE hockey" and really liked it.I bought "complete conditioning for hockey" thinking it was the same book, but found this newer version too complicated, lacking useful information, and missing useful information present in the previous version.I don't recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars My neighbour won't give it back to me
I'm an over 40 player and bought this hoping to get some conditioning tips.As I was looking it over, my neighbour, a trainer at Golds asked if she could borrow it.She's using it with her clients and won't give it back - 2 months now.Now I have to buy another one for me.It has the excerise routines she feels are right for hockey conditioning.

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12. Official Rules of Ice Hockey 2001-2003
by Usa Hockey
 Paperback: Pages (2004-02)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$4.99
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Asin: 1572434503
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13. The Hockey Goalie's Handbook : The Authoritative Guide for Players and Coaches
by Jim Corsi, John Hannon
Paperback: 256 Pages (2002-03-18)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.35
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Asin: 0809297469
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The most comprehensive guide to the art and science of goaltending

The past decade has seen a tremendous surge of interest in hockey. More colleges and universities have added programs. Hockey leagues are sprouting up in such unlikely places as Florida beach communities, New Mexico desert towns, and the Texas flatlands.

Coauthored by Jim Corsi, goaltending coach for the Buffalo Sabres, The Hockey Goalie's Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to mastering the most demanding hockey position: goalie. Drawing upon his extensive coaching experience at all levels--from peewees to pros--Corsi explores all facets of goaltending. From the psychology of being a goalie to choosing and purchasing the right equipment for an individual's style and needs, to drills for improving timing, coordination, reach, and speed, Corsi covers all the bases with invaluable advice and guidance as well as tips and techniques for aspiring goalies, parents, and hockey coaches. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great book for hockey moms
My son is 8 and just started playing goalie.I had NO experience with goalie equipment, skills or drills and being his assistant coach I was at a bit of a loss.
This book was recommended by a great senior goalie (50 year old female!!) and she was RIGHT ON.It covers everything one needs to know about goalies from head to toe.It has great drills and kid pics so the little guys can look at the picture and understand.
Of course being from Buffalo, we are huge Sabres fans so all of the pictures of past Sabre's goalies are GREAT!
I would recommend this book for young, old, new, expert and anyone who is interested in the position of netminder!

5-0 out of 5 stars A high school coach's opinion
This book along with Hockey Goaltending by Brian Daccord will provide enough information and differences of opinion for anyone from beginner to the high school level.The drills are very good and the "Ten Things" lists provide lots of insight.I can't recommend one book over the other because they complement each other so well.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners, wish there was more
This book is an amazing general overview of becoming a goaltender. the beginning of the books is more-or-less common sense for goaltenders that are already playing, but the middle of the books and the drills at the end serve as a great refresher course. If your a beginner, this book is great. If you want a refresher course in goaltending, you should also buy this. I believe that the only thing lacking in this book is a more in depth section on equipement. Not everyone understands what they are supposed to be looking for.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the Bunch!
I used to play hockey when I was much younger and now that I am getting back into it, I wanted to get as many books and videos as possible to remember the old skills and to find out how much has changed since I used to play. Of all the books that I bought and read, this one was the best in my opinion. I felt that it went deeper into the "How's and Why's" of techniques than Hockey Goaltending by Brian Daccord, which is my second favourite book. The way that Jim Corsi presented the concept of the Goaltender's "toolbox" was excellent for getting the information to stick in my head.

Bravo, and thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Endorsements
Several testimonials provided to the authors and publisher that are sure to be of interest.

Jim Corsi and John Hannon have written the most comprehensive goalie book I have ever seen.Jim has a great grasp of goaltender coaching and how the goaltending position has radically changed over the last decade.I, too, would encourage young goalies to study the game and learn as much as they can.

- Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres & Detroit Red Wings

The approach to goaltending that Jim and John describe in this book has helped me understand the position better.As a head coach, I need to know that our goalies are well taken care of.Jim is both well liked and well respected by all of our goalies (from prospects to all-stars).Given the rich content of this book and the authors' attention to the smallest details, it is no wonder Jim is held in such high regard.

- Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres

In order for me to make the big jumps from major junior to the AHL and then the AHL to the NHL, it became increasingly obvious that I had to expand upon my save skill repertoire.Jim Corsi, applying the concepts he and John Hannon cover in this book, helped me improve and successfully make this transition.If you, too, seek to become a serious student of the goalie position, then read this book cover to cover.It will change your whole philosophy about goaltending and make you more and more effective.

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14. The Official Illustrated NHL History: The Official Story of the Coolest Game on Earth
by Arthur Pincus, David Rosner, Len Hochberg, Chris Malcolm
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-11-02)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$17.99
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Asin: 1847326781
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On a chilly day in 1917, the National Hockey League was formed, and in the years since, it has been a mainstay of American sports. This illustrated reference delves deep into the history of the league to bring out essential information on all the top players, teams, and events. Visually exciting and information-packed, it's the work of an insider who not only looks at today's superstars, but offers a rare glimpse into legends of old-including a trip back to a game during World War II and the Soviet Union's powerhouse “Big Red Machine” teams.
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15. Ice Sports (Intersport)
by Clive Millard, Susan Crimp
 Hardcover: 64 Pages (1981-11)
list price: US$2.98
Isbn: 0382064283
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Discusses the variety of ice skating sports featured in international competition, including figure skating, free skating, speed skating, and ice hockey, with advice to interested beginners. ... Read more

16. Coaching Youth Ice Hockey (Coaching youth sports series)
 Paperback: 152 Pages (1975-06)
list price: US$5.95
Isbn: 0876700849
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17. Hockey's Young Guns (The Hockey News)
by Ryan Dixon, Ryan Kennedy
Paperback: 181 Pages (2007-10-15)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.19
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Asin: 1600780830
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One of the oldest beliefs in racing is that it takes several years of track time before a young driver gains the experience needed to win at the NASCAR Winston Cup Series level.That notion, however, has been shattered over the last 10 years, due in large part to four-time Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon.

Gordon didn't win a single race during his rookie season, 1993.But in the years that followed many team owners, who had been relying on veteran racers, began to add young, unproven drivers to their teams.Gordon's third full season on tour saw him pick up seven victories to edge the late Dale Earnhardt by a mere 34 points and win first Winston Cup championship.

At that point, fans, the media, and team owners couldn't help but notice the sport's young drivers, who were eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get a Winston Cup ride.Gordon, now 31 years old, opened many doors for the young guns who have become a huge factor in Winston Cup racing.

If skeptics still found it hard to acknowledge the youth trend, they could no longer ignore it when Tony Stewart entered the Winston Cup scene during the 1999 season.He had the greatest rookie year in history with three victories and a third place finish in the final point standings.

During the following season, the 2000 campaign, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth engaged in one of the greatest Rookie-of-the-Year battles in Winston Cup history.The young Earnhardt scored two victories and Kenseth earned one, but Kenseth edged his close friend and fellow competitor for the top rookie award.

After the last-lap crash at the Daytona 500 that claimed the life of seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick moved up to NASCAR's top rank during 2001 as a driver for veteran team owner Richard Childress.In a painful season for many, Harvick picked up two wins and finished ninth in the final point standings to easily win top rookie honors over Kurt Busch.

The fight for the 2002 Winston Cup Rookie-of-the-Year award is down to first-year drivers Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman. While Johnson picked up two victories early in the season and is in position to become the first rookie driver to win a Winston Cup title, Newman has also had a great year.It's a rookie battle that won't likely be decided until the checkered flag is thrown at this year's season finale in Miami.

Race fans and the public now know that these young guns are a major factor in NASCAR Winston Series racing.These up-and-coming stars appear poised to help carry the sport into the future. ... Read more

18. Spectator Sports Made Simple: How to Watch, Understand, and Enjoy Baseball, Football, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Bowling, and Ice Hockey
by Dan Bartges
Paperback: 147 Pages (1999-07)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$88.88
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Asin: 1570282048
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you've always wanted to understand one or more of the world's major sports, this definitive viewer's guide is the key to becoming "spectator literate". Dan Bartges, author of the acclaimed "Winter Olympics Made Simple", now focuses on mainstream competition, providing a concise overview of game drama, basic insight into competitive strategy, and a brief historical account of each sport's origin. Bartges's easy-to-read description are made complete with detailed illustrations, informative diagrams, and action photographs. Whether at home or at the arena, in front of the television or in the stadium seats, Spectator Sports Made Simple wil help make watching sports with your family, friends, and colleagues much more enjoyable!. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Removes the mystery from soccer, hockey, etc.
I wish I had had this book during the telecast of the women's soccer championship -- now I know what the commentators should have told me!Bartges's great illustrations and down-to-earth text likewise make theinfathomable rules of ice hockey easy to understand -- I can't wait for theseason to start so that I can test my newly gained expertise.My wife readthe chapter on football and has already watched some exhibition NFL games-- and enjoyed them!

With the proliferation of sporting events ontelevision, this book should be sitting beside every TV set. ... Read more

19. Ice Hockey (Successful Sports)
by Ronald Litke
Paperback: 32 Pages (1997-03-15)

Isbn: 0431074569
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Part of a series written by coaches and experts for the young sports enthusiast. Each book is divided into three sections: equipment, skills and tactics; the rules of the game; famous faces and places. This book provides an introduction to understanding and playing ice hockey. ... Read more

20. Ice Hockey by the Numbers (Team Sports By the Numbers)
by Colleen Dolphin
Library Binding: 24 Pages (2010-01)
list price: US$19.93 -- used & new: US$10.99
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Asin: 1604537701
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