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21. Hockey Night in Canada: Sports,
22. Winning Hockey (Spalding Sports
23. Hockey Drills for Scoring
24. Give It Your All: The Olympic
25. Ice Magic
26. Words on Ice: A Collection of
27. Coaching Hockey For Dummies
28. Home Game: Hockey and Life in
29. Sports Illustrated Ice Hockey
30. A Basic Guide to Ice Hockey (Official
31. The Official Rules of Ice Hockey
32. HockeyinSpringfield (MA) (ImagesofSports)
33. Hockey Plays and Strategies
34. Hockey in Syracuse(NY)(Images
35. The History of Ice Hockey (History
36. University of Maine Ice Hockey
37. Hockey in Providence (Images of
38. Coaching Girls Ice Hockey
39. Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard
40. Ice Hockey: The Game! History,

21. Hockey Night in Canada: Sports, Identities, and Cultural Politics (Culture and Communication in Canada)
by Richard Gruneau, David Whitson
Paperback: 316 Pages (1994-01-03)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$60.98
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Asin: 0920059058
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Hockey Night in Canada will appeal to all readers interested in the wider implications of sport in our society. The authors look at the roots of the modern game. They discuss such elements as the everyday working world of professional hockey, hockey in small communities, violence in professional and minor leagues, and issues of Canadian identity. The book examines the profound changes and pressures on hockey within a growing global marketplace for commercial spectacle. 

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Political Economy of Hockey
Lucid, critical insights into a ubiquitous Canadian pastime.

4-0 out of 5 stars A sociological investigation into the development of hockey
The authors offer many interesting insights into the development of Canadia's beloved game. However, there is a lack of first hand data on issues such as hockey violence where ethnographic reseach is highly needed. All in all, a good read as there is no other sociological investigation of hockey out there. ... Read more

22. Winning Hockey (Spalding Sports Library)
by Bob Cielo
 Paperback: 116 Pages (1996-03)
list price: US$12.95
Isbn: 1570280762
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This complete guide for player and coaches includes over 100 diagrams detailing both offensive and defensive systems for team play in all three zones. Rather than concentrating on skill development or drills, Winning Hockey details the most contemporary approaches to systematic and transitional play, as it actually occurs on the ice. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Short Course to Winning Hockey Strategies
This book covers most aspects of strategic play and principles in all zones of the ice and situations likely to be encounteredby coaches involved in the Novice to Peewee categories of ice hockey.Theexplanations and diagrams are easy to follow and would also be useful tothe arm chair enthusiasts who desire to upgrade their understanding andappreciation of the viewing of the game.The basic principles are wellillustrated and the more complex strategies are avoided which serves tokeep things simple and easily digestable. Some of the jargon tends to bespecific to the author's locale but generally is well explained. ... Read more

23. Hockey Drills for Scoring
by Newell Brown, Vern Stenlund
Paperback: 216 Pages (1997-07-07)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$7.25
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Asin: 0880117362
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Make every shot count and become a more potent offensive threat by practicing these 70 drills, many of which can be performed on ice or pavement.

Chicago Blackhawks coach Newell Brown and coauthor Vern Stenlund give you every tip you need for quick, creative, and accurate shotmaking. Through a sequence of competitive and challenging drills, you’ll improve shooting technique and learn special ways to light up the scoreboard.

As part of a series of drill books developed in cooperation with the highly acclaimed Huron Hockey School, Hockey Drills for Scoring provides players and coaches the best instructional resource for increasing point production. Use it, and score! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Not only does this book provide you with detailed drills , it backs it upwith specifics on what areas the drill works on , and highlights. It alsohas well written introductions on individual areasand the skills neededto to become a better offensive player , well worth the time to read anddigest the knowledge it provides .

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
I haven't read many books about hockey coaching, but after recieving this book, I'm pretty happy with it.It teaches you the basic shooting principles and spends some time on each type of shot.Then it goes into sections about buildings skills for each type of offensive play your team might need to work on: 1-1's, setting up plays, etc.A good variety of drills are offerred in this book and the nice thing is you can photocopy them out one by one because they are restricted to facing pages - so that you don't have to carry the whole book around.I'll be using these drills with my kids roller-hockey team and I think it will help.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best resources I've come across
Santa dropped this one in my stocking.It's great, particularly if you are searching for half-ice drills -- about half of the 75 drills are designed for half-ice.The strength of this book is its emphasis on puck movement to create scoring chances.The corollary is also true -- by emphasizing movement on the attack, goaltenders also improve their positioning and mobility.The drills are well-suited to kids aged 9 and up. I have shared the book with other coaches and, perhaps the strongest endorsement --my house league hockey association has ordered copies for all of our coaches! ... Read more

24. Give It Your All: The Olympic Sport of Ice Hockey (Inspiring Athletes Non-Fiction)
 Paperback: 16 Pages (2002-10)
list price: US$3.49 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 1574719300
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25. Ice Magic
by Matthew F. Christopher
 Hardcover: Pages (1987-09)
list price: US$13.85
Isbn: 0812464974
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The twins' toy hockey game seems to be magic as it plays games identical to the real ones before they even happen. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hockey+magic+book= great book
I think the book Ice Magic was a great book because hockey and magic in one book is an extremely smart idea. My three favorite things are hockey and magic and reading, so I knew the book Ice Magic was right for me just by looking at the title.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ice Magic
Ice Magic is a book about Pie Pennelli who plays hockey, but has oversized skates. Terry Mason is his other problem because when he falls on the ice, and misses a play Terry Mason always yells at him. His nieghbors found this toy hockey that they think is magic because whenever they play the game that is what happens in Pie's real game the next day. Terry teases Pie about how they think that the toy hockey game is magic. In the last couple of toy hockey games bad things are going to happen to Pie. In his last game of the season Pie's neighbors warn him that the second period is going to be bad. In the second period Pie's skates fall apart, and Terry's cat jumps onto the ice in the second period. When Pie's neighbors found the toy hockey game, a note was attached to it that said," Beware what happens on a real rink first, Repeats here not, for fate, Promises that, as true as bubbles burst, The magic will dissipate" which that whatever happens on a real rink first it will happen on this rink too, and then the magic will be gone. When Terry came over tothe twins house he brought his cat and the cat jumped onto the toy hockey game, and that was the sign that the magic was now gone. by Aaron Havard

3-0 out of 5 stars This is not one of Christopher's better books
This sports book by the prolific Christopher is a bit unusual in that it combines action in hockey with the uncertainty of magic. Pie Pennelli is a young hockey player with a problem; his skates are too large, slowing him down on the ice. His brother was a hockey player so he is wearing the skates that his brother used. Jody and Jolie are his friends and they have an indoor hockey game that is unusual. When they play it, the events of their game become the actual events of Pie's game.
While Pie has some moments on the ice, he also fails on occasion, facts always pointed out by his teammate Terry.Over time, the problems between Pie and Terry boil over, but they eventually patch things up and begin to play together outside the hockey arena. When Terry's cat wanders out on the ice during a game and then jumps on the indoor game, the magic spell is broken and there is no longer a correlation between what happens in the indoor game and on the ice.
This is not one of the better sports books by Matt Christopher; it is convoluted and occasionally disjointed. The combination of magic and hockey is not well integrated; everything is closed up at the end in a sudden manner without a climactic event or situation.

3-0 out of 5 stars magic of ice
My name is Greg I read a book call Ice Magicit was about hockey and kid name pie and hell like magic .he though a hockey game was magic. Also what happen in his toy game will happen in pie hockey game .A kid on pie team all ways made fun of him .his team was ok but they lost a of gameby one point .at the end of the book the kid that would make fun of hi becomes his friend. I like this book because it about hockey and I like to play hockey.

3-0 out of 5 stars Young Reader Alert
Dan, 6th grader in Maine

Matt Christopher's Ice Magic is about Pie Pennelli and a magic hockey game his friends find in there basement.
This is a exciting book that i would recommend to kids 8 to 10.I give this book 3 stars because I think it is for younger readers. It was still a pretty good book to read, but it was a very easy book to read.
Iwould read another one ofMatt Christophers books butI would look for a more challenging book from this author. ... Read more

26. Words on Ice: A Collection of Hockey Stories
Paperback: 288 Pages (2003-09)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$11.78
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Asin: 1552632032
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A young boy dreams of hockey glory.A teenager explores his budding talent and revels in his first poignant victory.A professional goalie relies on a mysteriously powerful face mask that somehow improves his game.A small town pits itself against a neighbouring village in an all-out, no-holds-barred contest of home-town solidarity.A middle-aged woman discovers more about herself through women’s recreational hockey.

In this anthology of hockey prose-both fiction and non-fiction – twenty-two literary masters offer their insights on what makes hockey "the best game you can name."With selections from such bestselling authors as Roch Carrier, Peter Gzowksi, Morley Callaghan, Mordecai Richler, Don Gutteridge and George Plimpton, Words on Ice is an outstanding contribution to any hockey lover’s bookshelf. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars For EVERY sports fan
I was so excited to see this book! Michael Kennedy has managed to collect all of the greatest hockey stories into one volume. It has all of the biggies: Mordechai Richler, Peter Gzowski, Roch Carrier, Morley Callaghan, plus some new authors that I really, really enjoyed. Aaron Bushkowsky's story of a hockey scout in the far north was just hilarious! This is a Canadian treasure. I want to share this book with everyone in my family. ... Read more

27. Coaching Hockey For Dummies
by Don MacAdam, Gail Reynolds
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-09-11)
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Asin: 0470836857
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey – no experience required!

Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. Coaching Hockey For Dummies is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude.

For anyone new to coaching, Coaching Hockey For Dummies will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, Coaching Hockey For Dummies covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
As a coach who learned to play hockey as an adult, I'm always looking for more information.Many coaching books say the same things, and most leave out the kind of information that you probably would already know if you grew up playing the sport in organized leagues.By contrast, this book does an excellent job at pointing out things that may not be obvious to a new coach. It's extremely well-organized and well-written, with a mixture of theory and practical tips.

One of the best hockey coaching books out there, and definitely not just for dummies...
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28. Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada
by Ken Dryden, Roy Macgregor
Paperback: 244 Pages (1990-10-01)
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Asin: 0771028725
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In October 1983 Ken Dryden gave us what was called the best non-fiction book ever written about hockey – The Game. In that same month Roy MacGregor published what was hailed as the best novel ever written about hockey – The Last Season. In 1989 these two writers teamed up to write another extraordinary book: inspired by Ken Dryden’s major CBC-TV series on hockey, Home Game takes us all the way from street hockey to the showdowns between Canada and the Soviets.

On publication, Home Game shot to the top of the bestseller lists, establishing itself as must reading for every hockey fan. Not only was this lavish book with over 95 full-colour photographs popular among ordinary Canadians: book reviewers loved it.
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4-0 out of 5 stars let's play at home
Dryden and MacGregor have penned a non-fiction examination of Hockey (meant in capital letters) and how it is intertwined with Canadian life. It does a good job of exposing how both Canada and hockey are changing, and touches on topics such as the minor hockey league system, the '72 Super Series, the Gretzky trade, and our enjoyment of the game. For those hockey fans out there, it's an interesting read, even if it is nearly 20 years out of date at this time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Give me Dryden, he gives you peace
Give me any Ken Dryden book and three hours, and I will return with peace.I love his books about hockey.His commentary on hockey and life in Canada is true to the point.There are books that you read and then there are books that you relive.Dryden's books are expereinced. The flooded pond, the neighbor games, the eternal dream of playing in a old timers league, the continued goal of scoring another goal to win, of coming back in overtime to secure victory.I am 30 years old, and I still skate out on the practice rink with a Canadian jersey on with the imagined roar of the crowd cheering for my favorite player-Sidney Crosby-or really me.I might be 30, but my heart when it comes to hockey is still 10.This weekend I watched my nephews play hockey for the first time, one of them scored his first hockey goal ever in league play.He will never forget that goal.I know, I still live hockey, it lives in me, for I am Canadian.The cold chill of playing on cold rinks flows through my blood.It is more than hockey, it is "The Game."

5-0 out of 5 stars this book is great
I can see why Canadians love there game so much through this group of essays they are very interesting I wish americans loved hockey as much as the Canadians do then I wouldn't be the only hockey fan I know

5-0 out of 5 stars An amazingly apt portrait to a homesick Canadian...
Although the title causes Americans of my acquaintance to laugh, this bookreally does a wonderful job of examining (if not always explaining) whatthe game of hockey means to Canadians. If you have read "TheGame" and thought there was nothing more to be said about hockey andCanada, think again.

Especial highlights are the early sectionsdiscussing small-town Saskatchewan and the importance of the rink indrawing the community together; the stories of particular players with NHLdreams; and the memories of members of Team Canada during the 1972 SummitSeries. Phil Esposito, the heart of that team, is not surprisingly the guywith the best stories about what it all meant. The following section aboutSoviet hockey, which elevates the faceless Russkies into real guys andfellow players, is almost enough to make a Canadian root for them.(Almost.) And the writers' take on their own recreational play, and what itmeans to them, is illuminating and sort of touching. Once again, as in"The Game," Ken Dryden manages to depict himself as an amazinglyinept Hall of Famer, always panicking under pressure and getting in the wayof his defensemen -- "I could talk and chew gum at the same time, butbreathing did me in." There's no false modesty here, the reader getsthe impression that Dryden held himself to impossibly high standards.Still, when he explains that he now plays defense because he has fulfilledhis goalie fantasies, and playing defense allows him to have new ones, it'snice to know he still enjoys the game. (And I have to admit, I howled whenI got to his dry remark on playing defense and who's responsible when agoal is scored: "I've changed my mind -- it IS always the goalie'sfault.")

The photos that decorate this book are equally beautiful,from the prairie kids playing on a frozen slough to the professionalsdisplaying their remarkable ability to a member of Team Canada (1972)jumping for joy as a Russian player offers a wry yet respectful salute. Thephotos are grouped according to section and I find it telling that the onlyphoto of Dryden as a Montreal Canadien is one of him and a bunch of histeammates grinning in delight at having apparently won some kind ofinter-squad scrimmage trophy. This photo is grouped with the recreationalplayer section and tells an enormous amount about how Dryden felt about thegame even as a professional.

Dryden and MacGregor describe Canada as"an improbable country," and they mean that in a good way. Whatholds us together as a nation are the bonds we have made among ourselves,and hockey is one of those bonds. I was reminded of that this year duringthe Stanley Cup playoffs, when a mailing list I subscribed to for the CBCnews reminded subscribers of schedule changes because "there's hockeytonight." I hadn't watched much hockey in years but somehow, living inTexas surrounded by US culture, it felt like home to watch Larry Robinsonhoist the Cup once again.

These are two great hockey writers, and theyhave produced a book that, even ten years later, is a joy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this book if you want to start understanding Canada
"So what can a 10-year-old book on ice hockey really teach me about the sport and Canada?" I wondered as I started Home Game. The answer is pretty much everything. Dryden, who writes in a delightfully unhurriedstyle, takes us through the game as it is played by enthusiastic amateurs,by teenagers desperate to break into the NHL and by the professionalsthemselves. And by probing how hockey took root here, Dryden provides thebest analysis of what it means to be Canadian that I have ever read. My jobin Ottawa is to explain Canada to the outside world and of all the tomes Ihave read so far, this must be the most illuminating. Rarely do you comeacross a book which so clearly explains what fires the soul of acountry.Buy it now! ... Read more

29. Sports Illustrated Ice Hockey
by Mark Mulvoy
Paperback: Pages (1971-10)
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Asin: 0397008368
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30. A Basic Guide to Ice Hockey (Official U.S. Olympic Sports)
Paperback: 160 Pages (2001-11-01)
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Asin: 1580000851
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From the peewees to the pros, no sport can match Ice Hockey forfast-paced action and thrill-a-minute play. A Basic Guide to Ice Hockeytells you what you need to know about the fundamentals of the sport,whether you’re sharpening your playing skills or rooting for yourfavorite team.You’ll learn how to tell an icing from an offsides, how to kill penalties,and how to cash in on the power play. You’ll also read the inspiringstories of the U.S. men’s teams that won Olympic gold medals againstoverwhelming odds in 1960 and 1980.
• Profiles of the U.S. men’s and women’s Ice Hockey teamsfor the 2002 Olympics
• Dramatic accounts of the “Team of Destiny” and the“Miracle on Ice”
• Clear, concise explanations of Ice Hockey rules
• Basic skills and advanced strategies
• Nutrition, health, and fitness tips
• Guidelines for parents, fans, volunteers, and teammembers ... Read more

31. The Official Rules of Ice Hockey 1999-2001
by Usa Hockey
Paperback: 176 Pages (1999-09)
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Asin: 1572433752
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Edited by their respective Sports Associations, these up-to-date books are an essential addition to every player, teacher and coach''s kit. This book focuses on the rules of ice hockey.' ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A nessesity for all players and officials of hockey.
This book contains all rules for the game of icehockey.However, it can be difficult to read at times. ... Read more

32. HockeyinSpringfield (MA) (ImagesofSports)
by JimMancuso
Paperback: 128 Pages (2005-11-21)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$14.78
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Asin: 0738539279
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Springfield has a dynamic hockey history that dates back 80 years, beginning with the Springfield Indians. One of the first professional hockey teams in the United States, the Indians were an inaugural member of the Canadian-American Hockey League. The Indians helped form the American Hockey League, where Springfield won seven Calder Cups, including a record three in a row from 1960 through 1962. Major-league hockey followed in the mid-1970s, when the New England Whalers came to town. Today, the Springfield Falcons carry on the city's great hockey legacy. Several hall of famers have skated for Springfield-based teams over the years, including Gordie Howe, Brian Kilrea, Chuck Rayner, Earl Seibert, Eddie Shore, Billy Smith, and Lorne Gump Worsley. Hockey in Springfield is the story of the teams, players, and coaches who make up one of the richest hockey traditions in all of North America. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hockey in Springfield
Brought back many good and fond memories. No more Indians, but at least there is hockey in Springfield.
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33. Hockey Plays and Strategies
by Ryan Walter, Mike Johnston
Paperback: 232 Pages (2009-12-18)
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Asin: 0736076344
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Carve out a spot on your bench, and in your library, for hockey's most comprehensive playbook.

Hockey Plays and Strategies presents all of the popular offensive, defensive, and special teams systems used in today's game, as well as tactical advice on making in-game adjustments and player match-ups at every level of play.

Veteran coaches Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston share more than 160 plays, systems, and strategies to control the ice and light up the net. In this one-of-a-kind guide, you'll learn these skills:

  • Puck movement within the neutral zone to set up for attack zone entry and scoring chances on the rush
  • Capitalizing on all odd-man rush scoring chances and shutting down the opposition's opportunities
  • Executing lock-down defensive play in all zones to eliminate good scoring chances and shots on goal
  • More than 25 power play systems for both the one-man and two-man advantage to keep the defense off balance and produce more scoring chances
  • Penalty kill strategies that will stymie any attack and routinely clear the zone
  • Controlling the puck and breaking up the opposition's play with aggressive forechecking and backchecking strategies
  • Controlling the game with top-notch game management tips on line pairings and changes, key momentum changers, and many more in-game adjustments to keep your opponents on their heels throughout the game
Whether you're an experienced coach or taking the coaching reigns for the first time, Hockey Plays and Strategies will guide smart, consistent, and winning play. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best hockey book available
I have to agree with the other 2 reviewers.I have read practically every hockey coaching/drill book and watched nearly every video out there, and this one is in a class all by itself.This book has plenty of diagrams, but also the detailed explanation that is lacking in drill books.Other books tell you how to run the drill.This book does that too, but also focuses on the subtler teaching points.This book explains what you are trying to do (e.g. having the second forward drive in hard splitting the defenders and isolating one to create a 2-on-1) and why it works.I wish I would have had this book 10 years ago.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing else like it
For years I have been searching for a book that goes beyond simple charts; arrows directing players without much explanation on why?Most books will describe the general concept of the play but provide little insight for each individual position.Being a right winger,I always found myself asking how would I read the play and choose the right course of action; read and react.Hockey plays and strategies is the first book I have found that effectively combines play diagrams with reading and reacting for each individual position.As a beer leaguer, I just wanted a book that could help me understand the subtle nuances of the game so I am grateful that Ryan Walter and mike johnstone decided to write this book and hope that there will be more in the future.

Another great book for technique is power skating by Laura stamm...

5-0 out of 5 stars Hockey Plays and Strategies
This is an awsome book: it explains all aspects (from plays to bench managing) of hockey in a very simple and clear way. No "water", right to the point! Hockey theory and practice live together in this book. It's definitly great for both coaches and people (like me) who want to improve their skills on their own. ... Read more

34. Hockey in Syracuse(NY)(Images ofSports)
by James A. Mancuso
Paperback: 128 Pages (2005-10-26)
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Asin: 0738538981
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Hockey in Syracuse retraces the history of the eight professional teams that have taken the ice in Syracuse in six different leagues since 1930. Each team has its own colorful story, beginning with the Syracuse Stars of the International Hockey League. The "Twinklers" have the distinction of capturing the first Calder Cup ever awarded. Other teams included the Warriors (1951-1954), the Braves (1962-1963), the Blazers (1967-1977), the Eagles (1974-1975), the Firebirds (1979-1980), and the Hornets (1980-1981). The present-day Crunch brought hockey back in 1994 and have provided Syracuse fans with thrills on the

ice ever since. Salt City teams have won four playoff

championships and have set several all-time professional hockey records that still stand today. Hockey Hall of Famers from these teams include Keith "Bingo" Allen, Gord Drillon, Phil Esposito, Syd Howe, and Dave "Sweeney" Schriner. Syracuse truly has a rich hockey heritage. ... Read more

35. The History of Ice Hockey (History of Sports)
by Greg Proops
Audio CD: Pages (2003-04-14)
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Asin: B001QCX70G
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Greg Proops examines the fast, furious and fascinating sport of hockey. He begins in Nova Scotia where the locals teach him about "hurley" and the sport's development through the harsh times of the 1800s to the fast-paced game we know today. Episode two focuses on the 20s through the 50s when the sport's excitement captivated Americans. Episode three covers the 60s and how aggression had stormed the rink and violence became a feature of the game. Episode four looks to the future and explains why hockey is here to stay. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Skip this one...
I bought this audio book with the expectation of a history of the development of the game, as the title would suggest. Which is what I recieved on the first CD. The second CD, however, is about the development -- or lack thereof -- of ice hockey in Great Britain. Also, there are only the two CD's, in packaging and at a price that would suggest four CD's. I was very underwhelmed, and would never recommend this selection to anyone. ... Read more

36. University of Maine Ice Hockey (Images of Sports: Maine)
by Bob Briggs
Paperback: 128 Pages (2008-01-09)
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Maine's long winters would seem the ideal place for hockey to develop, but blistering winter conditions, frigid temperatures, and windchill made the sport unpleasant and even dangerous. The problem was not solved until 1976, when Harold Alfond donated a large sum of money for the establishment of a suitable facility for indoor hockey. University of Maine Ice Hockey tells the story of how a small school from Maine with a student body of under 12,000 rose to be one of the top-tier hockey programs in the nation, one of the great success stories in modern collegiate sports. ... Read more

37. Hockey in Providence (Images of Sports: Rhode Island)
by Jim Mancuso
Paperback: 128 Pages (2006-09-27)
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Asin: 0738545317
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Providence has an old and rich hockey tradition. The Providence Reds were one of the first professional hockey teams in the United States. In their 51-year history (1926-1977), the Reds won seven playoff championships, including four Calder Cup titles. The Reds were the first minor-league hockey team to operate for 50 seasons. The Providence Bruins, established in the 1992-1993 season, carry on the city's great hockey legacy and gave Providence its fifth Calder Cup title. Several Hockey Hall of Famers have played for Providence-based teams, including Bobby Bauer, Hector "Toe" Blake, Johnny Bower, Frank Brimsek, Eddie Giacomin, Rod Langway, Milt Schmidt, and Lorne "Gump" Worsley. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars This book is for avid R.I. hockey fans
This is a great history of hockey in Rhode Island.Don't know if anyone
outside of the state would enjoy it as much.I sent it to a real fan who
is now in Iraq and it is a great touch of home. ... Read more

38. Coaching Girls Ice Hockey
by Gerald A. Walford
Paperback: 176 Pages (2003-10)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$11.92
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Asin: 1930546653
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Describing all aspects of playing and coaching, Coaching Girls' Ice Hockey was written because most women's hockey books are too simple or too basic. This book has detailed all aspects of the game, including the mental game.The book is divided into the following topics: Section I, INDIVIDUAL SKILLS: Skating, Puck control and Goaltending; Section II, PHYSICAL CONDITIONING: Fitness, Injuries and Medical; Section III, MENTAL SKILLS; Section IV, COACHING DUTIES: Practice planning, Statistics, Coaching aids, Scouting, Communications, Leadership and Decision Making; Section V, TEAM SKILL AND STRATEGY: Basic Strategies, Breakout Play, Three-two System, Box Strategies, and Other Strategies.No matter what level of play, coaches will benefit from the Walfords' expertise and team preparation techniques. ... Read more

39. Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds
by Jack Falla
Paperback: 190 Pages (2001-11-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.99
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Asin: 1930845049
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this collection of lyrical essays, writer Jack Falla`s backyard hockey rink unexpectedly becomes a vital bridge to family and friends, a lens through which he looks at his life in a game he loves, a road leading back to the frozen ponds of a New England childhood and a mirror in which he stares down middle age. Or tries to. Essays in Home Ice range from a thoughtful, sometimes humorous account of Falla`s original attempts to build a rink - `The first law of Hydrodynamics as applied to rink owners: water seeking its own level fits in in your neighbor`s yard`- to a meeting with the world`s most famous backyard rink builder, Walter Gretzky, Wayne`s father. In other essays Falla skates with the ultimate pond skaters -hockey legends Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey, travels to Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay Ontario to visit backyard rink builders, reflects on the death of a parent, the meaning of an early-morning skate with a grandchild, the connection between his 60-by-35 foot backyard rink and the magical Boston Garden, and the life lessons learned shoveling, resurfacing and skating with his wife, son, and daughter. A bonus chapter explains how to build your own backyard rink. Home Ice goes beyond being a sports book. It is a book for readers more interested in family, friends, and relationships than in last night`s hockey scores. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is why we love sports: Great stuff from the late Jack Falla
I wasn't a hockey player growing up.Basketball was my first love.My Dad put up a hoop in the driveway back in the early 70's, and the memories of playing 21, Horse, and three on three will last forever.Meeting neighbors and friends, playing by myself working on skills:those were the days.

And Falla's stories of his backyard rink inspire the same kind of love and committment to family and friends that my father's hoop did.What a wonderful book, made all the more important and influential by the author's passing away not too long ago.He was a wonderful writer who seemed to inspire many others through his life, teaching, and writing.

Thanks to Jack Falla...

5-0 out of 5 stars Home Ice
After reading the book I wanted to head right out and build the rink it was the spring thaw but I did clear out my back lot and leveled it got it ready for winter can't wait until the first freeze

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great One
I was geared up to read about the experiences the Fallas and their friends shared on the Bacon Street Omni. And Falla delivers the goods with humor and honesty, with wit and wisdom. But Home Ice, for me, has become more than a celebration of hockey and that which unites families and communities.

I, a relative newcomer to New England, didn't expect to learn so much about the Boston Bruins. I had heard of Orr and O'Reilly, of course, but I didn't grow up watching them as Falla did. He brings his memories of the Big Bad Bruins to life. Falla also mixes Black and Gold with the Oil. His skate with Wayne Gretzky enriches the book, giving it balance: the Great One juxtaposed to the average Joes who play on the pond.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Little Book
Even if you live in a climate that will never allow you to build a backyard rink, this wonderful little book should be read. In a age where youth sports are increasingly dominated by organization and structure and where the attraction of video games keeps kids inside on even the nicest of days, this book takes us to a place where play is unstructured, where one can lose themself in the early morning hours or under the stars, where family and friends can gather to play, skate and even sometimes compete, where the rituals of building, maintaining and disassembling the rink mark the passage of time.

Ultimately this book is as much about a family and a bond between them as is it about ice skating or hockey.Read, enjoy and take something away from the experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
A good easy read.A must have for hockey fans in New England and for builders of backyard hockey rinks.Not a big reader, but I couldn't put this on down.Very well written. ... Read more

40. Ice Hockey: The Game! History, Equipment, Rules - Everything You Need to Know! AAA+++
by RRW
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-05-25)
list price: US$0.99
Asin: B003O2SFDA
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The real excitement comes in winning competitions, but you will not be ready for that until you know everything about the sport there is to know. Certainly much of your knowledge will come from experience but you at least want to know those things that will help you win the game.

Track through this book to know every thing about winning Ice Hockey competitions. A wide range to topics covered include:

Ice Hockey International Competitions
Professional or Amateur Which One Are You?
Beyond the Game: Developing Sportsmanship
Comparing Ice Hockey and Field Hockey
Gear and Equipment Necessary for Ice Hockey
History of Ice Hockey
History of Ice Hockey as an Olympic Sport
History of Sledge Hockey
Ice Hockey: The Object of the Game
Ice Hockey as a Sport
Ice Hockey Not a Sport for the Weak
Ice Hockey Play Times and Overtime
Issuance and Reasons for Ice Hockey Penalties
Learn the Game Well Before You Compete
Notable Ice Hockey Attendance Records
World Championships in Ice Hockey
Purpose of Officials in ice Hockey
Rules of Sledge Hockey
Tactics of Ice Hockey
Rules of Ice Hockey
The Competitive Angle of Ice Hockey
The Importance of Safety Equipment
The Presence of Ice Hockey in Popular Culture
Using Ice Hockey to Stay in Shape
Womens Ice Hockey and the Olympics

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