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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada (Oct. 17 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385660790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385660792
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #452,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Francis on April 10 2011
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This is a wonderful book about being a hockey dad. Spanning a season or two in a 10-year-old Select player's life that happened to coincide with his parents' separation, the book captures the nebulous feelings that sometimes come up between a father and son engaged in their favourite sports activity. In order to understand the game (and his son) better, Allen, who had never progressed very far as a hockey player when a youngster himself, started playing again. He humbly and humorously chronicles the small embarrassments, and occasional small triumphs, that come with learning a new skill. He also examines some of the troubling issues facing hockey parents, like the connection between checking and concussions. I highly recommend this book.
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