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The Battle of Alberta Trivia Book [Paperback]

Mike Leonetti

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Nov. 26 2010

Question: On November 8, 1985 the Edmonton Oilers set a team record for largest shutout score when they whipped the visiting team 13-0!

Which team was on the wrong end of the lopsided contest?

Answer: Vancouver Canucks

When the Atlanta Flames became the Calgary Flames in 1980, it gave hockey one of its greatest all-time rivalries. The Edmonton Oilers, just 160 miles up the road, would now go head-to-head for the "Battle of Alberta." Hockey fans everywhere would witness some of the fiercest, toughest, and most highly entertaining brand of hockey not seen in the NHL in decades. Edmonton was loaded with superstars like Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, and Glenn Anderson, who led the Oilers to five Stanley Cups. The Flames were not far behind with the likes of Lanny McDonald, Mike Vernon, Al MacInnis, Gary Roberts, Joe Nieuwendyk, and Doug Gilmour leading them to the finals in 1986 and a Cup win in 1989.

Captured in these pages are recollections of great games, notable records and awards, memorable trades, and a host of other fascinating Battle of Alberta facts and lore. As an added bonus, an entire chapter is devoted to NHL players who come from Alberta. From the famous (including Hall of Fame players such as Norm Ullman and Johnny Bucyk) to the obscure (players like Autry Erickson and Greg Joly), the "Alberta Boys" chapter will bring back memories of players who call Alberta home. The Battle of Alberta Trivia Book is also completely up-to-date, with questions and answers about current players like Jarome Iginla, Miika Kiprusoff, Ales Hemsky, and Gilbert Brule, and events that occurred in the 2009-10 season.

Past or present, The Battle of Alberta Trivia Book provides hundreds of trivia questions sure to please any hockey fan!

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Mike Leonetti is a Red Deer Press author.

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