Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad

True Confessions From A (crazy?) Hockey Parent

Book - 2009
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A revealing look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of minor hockey culture

Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In Hockey Dad, McKenzie describes firsthand the joys and heartbreak of raising two sons, with entirely diverging athletic futures. He details their separate paths, describing Michael, a 22-year-old playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, and Shawn, now 19, whose competitive minor hockey life was cut short at age 14 because of multiple concussions. Their deeply personal stories, and the trials and tribulations of a father creating futures for them, offer readers a compelling look into the world and culture of minor hockey.

  • Includes funny anecdotes, debates on numerous hockey issues, and personal reflections on the game and its culture

With an unwavering look at his own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the entire system of minor hockey in Canada, Hockey Dad is an honest, irreverent and sometimes moving look at a sporting culture that is not so much a recreation as it is a way of life.

Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780470159392
Branch Call Number: 796.962 MCK
Characteristics: xii, 276 p., [16] p. of plates :,col. ill, col. ports. ;,24 cm.


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Nov 29, 2016

Great Book. Bob doesn't mind revealing his mistakes and weaknesses.

May 30, 2011

A great book for all especially for parents. I read it as one that is not a parent or involved in minor league hockey however I very much enjoyed it as well. Bob McKenzie is a very talented person with great work thus everything he produces carries the same quality. There are sad, funny, crazy and sometimes shocking stories. Worth taking a read!

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