Book Review: Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract

Book Review: Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract

“Intelligence and hockey don’t go together.” Gilles Gratton Gratton, a 1970s goalie also known as Grattoonie the Loonie, was actually on to something. Intelligence–real-world, applicable smarts–has never had much of a […]

by · August 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
From Firewagon Hockey by Mike Leonetti (Mark Ascione)

Firewagon Hockey: The Game in the Eighties – Review

Firewagon Hockey: The Game in the Eighties. By Mike Leonetti. (2004, Toronto: Firefly Books. Paperback. Pp. 224. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-5529-7911-2) The term ‘fire-wagon hockey’ was coined in the 1950s, but […]

by · April 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Next Goal Wins by Liam Maguire

Book Review: Next Goal Wins, NHL Trivia

Next Goal Wins!: The Ultimate NHL Historian’s One-of-a-Kind Collection of Hockey Trivia  By Liam Maguire, with a foreword by Wayne Gretzky.  (2012, Toronto: Random House Canada. Softcover. Pp. 227. $19.50 […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
(Mark Ascione)

Wayne Gretzky – 99: My Life in Pictures

99 : My Life in Pictures, by Wayne Gretzky. Foreword by John Davidson. Edited by Dan Diamond. (1999, Toronto: Total Sports. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-8921-2919-2) On April 19, 14 […]

by · February 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Hockey Books, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, St Louis Blues
Book Review: A to Z Guide to Hockey Terms

Book Review: A to Z Guide to Hockey Terms

Books that fit in your pocket can be useful. One can pull it out in the car, maybe the mall, or even the ridiculously-long line at the grocery store. Better yet, there’s one book you can quickly pull out at the rink, and this it it.

by · February 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Hockey Book Review: Gare Joyce’s The Code

Hockey Book Review: Gare Joyce’s The Code

There have been books about hockey scouts before. And there have been more than a few great murder mysteries written. But novels about hockey scouts who get caught up in a murder mystery? They come few and far between.

by · January 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Reviewing ‘Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967′ by Kevin Shea

Reviewing ‘Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967′ by Kevin Shea

Now 45 years removed from the last Stanley Cup victory, the Toronto Maple Leafs struggle to approach the glory the team once had. The dynastic Leaf team of the 1960s has reached something of a mythic status.

by · January 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Toronto Maple Leafs
Book Review: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

Book Review: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein (2005, New York: Back Bay Books. […]

by · January 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Sticks resting while road hockey players have lunch. (Mark Ascione)

Reviewing Bruce Dowbiggin’s ‘The Stick’

Reviewing Bruce Dowbiggin’s ‘The Stick; A history, a celebration, an elegy’, a useful and enjoyable look at an icon of hockey.

by · January 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Dropping the Gloves by Barry Melrose

Book Review: Dropping the Gloves

Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey.  By Barry Melrose, with Roger Vaughan.  (2012, Toronto: Fenn/M&S. Hardcover. Pp. 240. $27.99 US / $29.99 CAN. ISBN 978-0-7710-5694-9.) […]

by · January 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Paul Henderson as a member of the Hamilton Red Wings.

Book Review: The Goal of My Life: A Memoir

Paul Henderson is best known as a former NHL player and hero of the 1972 Summit Series for Canada. The majority of people who have any idea about the name ‘Paul Henderson’ will make that connection. And, most recently, it’s become known that he now is dealing with cancer.

by · December 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Hockey Books, Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
(Mark Ascione)

Book Review: The Hockey News Top 10

The Hockey News is a famous hockey publication that pumps out great content on a regular basis but does that mean you should go ahead and read their Top 10?

by · December 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists