How Hockey Explains Canada
The Sport That Defines A CountryBook - 2011
How do you explain the Prime Minister's admission that he'd rather play in the NHL than rule a nation of 35 million people? Why did an entire country cry along with him when Wayne Gretzky announced his decision to move to L.A.? What is it about Canada and Canadians that inspires such unbridled passion for this simple game of ice, puck, and stick? "How Hockey Explains Canada" attempts to answer those and many other questions by delving into the hearts and minds of players, announcers, writers, coaches, and fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Paul Henderson, one of Canada's greatest sports heroes, scored the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history in the 1972 Summit Series, against the Soviet Union.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2011.
Characteristics: xxiii, 200 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some col.) ;,27 cm.