Hockey Dad

Hockey Dad

True Confessions of A (crazy?) Hockey Parent

Book - 2009
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A revealing look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the minor hockey culture as seen through the eyes of a Hockey Dad cum Hockey Coach who just happens to be one of the most recognized hockey personalities in North America. This Hockey Dad, Bob McKenzie, is not afraid to look into the mirror and candidly assess and reveal his own strengths and weaknesses. He has anecdotes that will make you laugh, stories that will bring a tear to your eye, and insights into this minor hockey world that can only come from having lived through the highs and the lows and everything in between with two boys who grew up in an environment where minor hockey was their epicenter. Michael is now a 22-year-old entering his junior year playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, one step away from the professional ranks. Shawn, now 19, had his competitive minor hockey life cut drastically short at age 14 because of complications from multiple concussions. While Michael has attempted to, and continues to try to, scale the heights within hockey, Shawn has, at times, had to navigate the depths. Their deeply personal stories, and how their father dealt with them (sometimes well, sometimes not so well), are a compelling look into the world of minor hockey--a major Canadian passion. From hysterically funny anecdotes, to debates on numerous hockey issues, praise and criticism for the system, and personal reflections on the game, this book is an insightful, irreverent, and moving look at a slice of hockey culture that is not so much a recreation as it is a way of life.
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : J. Wiley & Sons Canada, c2009
ISBN: 9780470159392
Branch Call Number: 796.962092 McKen 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 276 p. :,col. ill


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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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