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Hockey Dad: True Confessions Of A (Crazy) Hockey Parent Paperback – September 14, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Praise for Hockey Dad
“And people think I'm crazy? This guy is the definition of crazy.”—John Tortorella, Head Coach, New York Rangers
“A must-read for all parents of athletes, not just hockey parents.”—Brian Burke, Toronto Maple Leafs' President and General Manager
“There will be ugly hockey stories this coming season, but there will, at the same time, be thousands of good ones that will go untold. This is a good one-and richly deserves to be heard.”—Roy McGregor, the Globe and Mail.
“You'll find yourself cheering for Michael and Shawn McKenzie and maybe a little bit for their father, too…if you're the parent of a young person playing this game, Hockey Dad is well worth the read.”—Ken Campbell, The Hockey News
Minor Hockey. Major Passion.
Hockey Dad? Definitely. Crazy? Maybe. But only if you think that camping out in an arena lobby for 48 hours to register your son for house-league hockey is crazy. Or getting escorted out of an arena by two policemen. Or calling for a stick measurement in a game involving 11-year-olds. Twice.
Hockey Dad is a revealing look at the good, the bad and the ugly of minor hockey culture as seen through the eyes of a committed parent/hockey coach-or is it a parent/hockey coach who should have been committed?—who also just happens to be one of the most well-known hockey personalities in North America. Hilarious, candid, and at times poignant, Hockey Dad is a true slice of life as thousands live it in the world of minor hockey culture. Bob McKenzie reveals himself—and his entire family—in ways you've never seen him before.
These deeply personal stories, and how Hockey Dad dealt with the highs and lows of his sons' hockey careers (sometimes well, sometimes not so well), are a compelling look into the world of minor hockey—a major Canadian passion.
About the Author
Bob McKenzie, the Hockey Insider, has been covering the game for more than 30 years and is one of the most trusted voices and recognized names in hockey journalism. The Toronto native joined Canada's first and number-one all-sports channel, TSN (The Sports Network), in 1987 and has been a fixture on the network ever since. He was also Editor-in-Chief of The Hockey News for nine years and Hockey Columnist for the Toronto Star for six years.
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A perfect Read for ANY hockey Dad..and you know who you ARE!
We have a 9 year old..and only squirt..my husband loved it