From Library Journal
This is an official publication of the National Hockey League, with the league's consulting publisher, Dan Diamond, acting as editor. Providing much more than a mere book of regulations, author Duplacey, a hockey historian and former curator of the sport's hall of fame and museum, examines the rules from 1900 to the present. The contents are divided into six chapters, covering the rinks, teams, equipment, penalties, officials, and playing guidelines. An appendix containing the 87 rules governing the game is particularly useful. The text is organized in a user-friendly format, with each rule highlighted in a sidebar with corresponding annotations of actual incidents. Duplacey's compilation provides new insights into the intricacies of professional hockey and is a definitive source for the armchair referee. A worthwhile purchase for public libraries. L.R. Little, Penticton P.L., British Columbia
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From the Back Cover
The Official Rules of Hockey is a historical, anecdotal, and illustrated guide to the rules of the world's fastest game. Stuffed full of fascinating stories and photographs, it pulls more than a century of the sport into sharp focus for fans of today's international NHL game - from a referee's decision in 1900 to disallow a goal after the puck split in half to Marty McSorely's illegal stick that could have cost the Los Angeles Kings their shot at the 1993 Stanley Cup. The Official Rules of Hockey also includes helpful rink diagrams, illustrations of officials' signals, and a compendium of milestone moments chronicling the sport's evolving rules of play. It's an essential and insightful reference book for players and fans alike. (7 X 91/4, 216 pages, b&w photos, illustrations, diagrams)