Hockey Machine

Hockey Machine

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 9781599532141

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Hockey Machine

The Hockey Machine

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0606022317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 137

View: 169

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Hockey

Hockey

Tells the stories of the Byrd twins' toy hockey game that seems to be magic as it plays out real games before they even happen, of thirteen-year-old Steve Crandall, abducted and forced to join a professional junior hockey team, who must ...

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 0316142719

Category: Hockey

Page:

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Tells the stories of the Byrd twins' toy hockey game that seems to be magic as it plays out real games before they even happen, of thirteen-year-old Steve Crandall, abducted and forced to join a professional junior hockey team, who must play not only to w
Categories: Hockey

Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni

Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni

In Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni Machine, Peter's good friend, Tony the Zamboni, longs for adventure.

Author: Brian Mcfarlane

Publisher: FENN-TUNDRA

ISBN: 9781770495845

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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In Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni Machine, Peter's good friend, Tony the Zamboni, longs for adventure. When Tony disappears, Peter and referee George Phair head out to find him. Tony loves being out in the big wide world, especially when he enters a race at the speedway. Peter arrives just in time to hop on and drive, but a run-in with two nasty drivers threatens to put them on the sidelines. Can Peter and Tony stay in the race? And will the runaway Zamboni return to the arena and prepare the ice for the big game?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Hockey Scribbler

The Hockey Scribbler

As soon as you say both “hockey” and “1972” you think about the socalled “Summit Series” that was famously ended by a ... their poorly made uniforms, they gained respect all over the Western world as a highly superior hockey machine.

Author: George Bowering

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781770908550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments — births, deaths, marriages, moves — are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at the hockey in Canada since the 1950s.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey

Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey

Franklin Plays Hockey. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002. Carrier, Roch, Sheldon Cohen, and Sheila Fischman. The Hockey Sweater. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1985. Christopher, Matt. Face-Off. Boston: Little, Brown, 1972. ———. The Hockey Machine ...

Author: Laurel Zeisler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878631

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 450

View: 227

The earliest forms of ice hockey developed over the centuries in numerous cold weather countries. In the 17th century, a game similar to hockey was played in Holland known as kolven. But the modern sport of ice hockey arose from the efforts of college students and British soldiers in eastern Canada in the mid-19th century. Since then, ice hockey has moved from neighborhood lakes and ponds to international competitions, such as the Summit Series and the Winter Olympics. Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey traces the history and evolution of hockey in general, as well as individual topics, from their beginnings to the present, through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on the players, general managers, managers, coaches, and referees, as well as entries for teams, leagues, rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about ice hockey.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Hockey Stick Principles

The Hockey Stick Principles

The right way to manage a start-up in the growth-inflection stage—and really from here on out as you grow—is, metaphorically speaking, like calibrating a machine: the process of configuring a machine to ensure it's working properly.

Author: Bobby Martin

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250066381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 228

Many business books fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground. Using a hockey stick as a metaphor and highlighting four key phases, Martin shows the healthy way a business should grow and uses entertaining stories and interviews with successful entrepreneurs like the founders of LendingTree, Under Armour, and iContact, woven throughout the book to not only share a wealth of advice, but to chronicle the ins and outs of these different phases: -The Tinkering Period: The tip of the stick, or the time when you first develop and hone your idea. -The Blade Years: The formative years when growth can be flat and navigating the unpredictable process of creating a company can be rocky. -The Inflection Point: The crucial point in time right before your business takes off when it's important for entrepreneurs to prepare and make decisions to properly manage rapid growth. -Surging Growth: Once your company proves that they have potential, you need to optimize that growth and scale up in a sensible way. Innovation almost always involves a number of challenges, misdirections, and uncertainty and can take several years of struggle. But The Hockey Stick Principles gives aspiring entrepreneurs and those in the midst of the messy process a realistic, human, and inspiring understanding of what starting an innovative business is like, while teaching you what to look out for along the way as you shepherd your business through to success.
Categories: Business & Economics

Text Mining with Machine Learning

Text Mining with Machine Learning

Let's take the following group of documents (fictive news headlines): □ The Vegas Golden Knights ice hockey team achieved the milestone of most home wins. □ Germany won 1-0 over Argentina in the FIFA Wold Cup finals.

Author: Jan Žižka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429890277

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 167

This book provides a perspective on the application of machine learning-based methods in knowledge discovery from natural languages texts. By analysing various data sets, conclusions which are not normally evident, emerge and can be used for various purposes and applications. The book provides explanations of principles of time-proven machine learning algorithms applied in text mining together with step-by-step demonstrations of how to reveal the semantic contents in real-world datasets using the popular R-language with its implemented machine learning algorithms. The book is not only aimed at IT specialists, but is meant for a wider audience that needs to process big sets of text documents and has basic knowledge of the subject, e.g. e-mail service providers, online shoppers, librarians, etc. The book starts with an introduction to text-based natural language data processing and its goals and problems. It focuses on machine learning, presenting various algorithms with their use and possibilities, and reviews the positives and negatives. Beginning with the initial data pre-processing, a reader can follow the steps provided in the R-language including the subsuming of various available plug-ins into the resulting software tool. A big advantage is that R also contains many libraries implementing machine learning algorithms, so a reader can concentrate on the principal target without the need to implement the details of the algorithms her- or himself. To make sense of the results, the book also provides explanations of the algorithms, which supports the final evaluation and interpretation of the results. The examples are demonstrated using realworld data from commonly accessible Internet sources.
Categories: Computers

Machine to Machine Marketing M3 via Anonymous Advertising Apps Anywhere Anytime A5

Machine to Machine Marketing  M3  via Anonymous Advertising Apps Anywhere Anytime  A5

The Houston Aeros are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, the Aeros play at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston, TX. The Aeros were looking to reach a larger fan base with their marketing strategy in order to promote ...

Author: Jesus Mena

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466566613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 298

In today’s wireless environment, marketing is more frequently occurring at the server-to-device level—with that device being anything from a laptop or phone to a TV or car. In this real-time digital marketplace, human attributes such as income, marital status, and age are not the most reliable attributes for modeling consumer behaviors. A more effective approach is to monitor and model the consumer’s device activities and behavioral patterns. Machine-to-Machine Marketing (M3) via Anonymous Advertising Apps Anywhere Anytime (A5) examines the technologies, software, networks, mechanisms, techniques, and solution providers that are shaping the next generation of mobile advertising. Discussing the interactive environments that comprise the web, it explains how to deploy Machine-to-Machine Marketing (M3) and Anonymous Advertising Apps Anywhere Anytime (A5). The book is organized into four sections: Why – Discusses the interactive environments and explains how M3 can be deployed How – Describes which technologies and solution providers can be used for executing M3 Checklists – Contains lists of techniques, strategies, technologies, and solution providers for M3 Case Studies – Illustrates M3 and A5 implementations in companies across various industries Providing wide-ranging coverage that touches on data mining, the web, social media, marketing, and mobile communications, the book’s case studies show how M3 and A5 are being implemented at JP Morgan Chase, Hyundai, Dunkin’ Donuts, New York Life, Twitter, Best Buy, JetBlue, IKEA, Urban Outfitters, JC Penney, Sony, eHarmony, and NASCAR just to name a few. These case studies provide you with the real-world insight needed to market effectively and profitably well into the future. Each company, network, and resource mentioned in the book can be accessed through the hundreds of links included on the book’s companion site: www.jesusmena.com
Categories: Business & Economics

Roller Hockey Radicals

Roller Hockey Radicals

The Hockey Machine Catcher with a Glass Arm Ice Magic Center Court Sting Johnny Long Legs Challenge at Second Base The Kid Who Only Hit Homers The Comeback Challenge Long-Arm Quarterback The Counterfeit Tackle Long Shot for Paul Look ...

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316094214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 731

Newcomer Kirby Childs overcomes obstacles to find his spot on a new roller hockey team.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Advances in Artificial Intelligence

There is little previous work in academic on sports predictions and machine learning for hockey. This is likely because the sport itself is difficult to predict due to the low number of events (goals) a match, and the level of ...

Author: Marina Sokolova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319064833

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 557

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2014, held in Montréal, QC, Canada, in May 2014. The 22 regular papers and 18 short papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The papers cover a variety of topics within AI, such as: agent systems; AI applications; automated reasoning; bioinformatics and BioNLP; case-based reasoning; cognitive models; constraint satisfaction; data mining; E-commerce; evolutionary computation; games; information retrieval; knowledge representation; machine learning; multi-media processing; natural language processing; neural nets; planning; privacy-preserving data mining; robotics; search; smart graphics; uncertainty; user modeling; web applications.
Categories: Computers

The Hockey Dynamic

The Hockey Dynamic

The Asian world was not happy, seeing it as a western conspiracy to undermine their dominance of hockey in its ... who persuaded the Singer sowing machine company into developing a sewing machine which could insert parallel rows of ...

Author: Gavin Featherstone

Publisher: Reedswain Inc.

ISBN: 9781591642398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 360

The Hockey Dynamic is an insightful examination into the many factors that have contributed to making hockey the global sport that it is today. Drawing from his experiences in a life lived in the hockey world at all levels of the game, Featherstone is uniquely qualified to present this study of the game and it's growth.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

70 This small, box-shaped machine, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has assisted hockey players with knee, ankle, and several other injuries in recuperating and returning to the ice much quicker ...

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534561144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 528

Physics explains how an ice hockey player scores a goal. Biology explains why certain exercises help hockey players become better and stronger. Math is used to calculate the exact measurement of different kinds of hockey rinks. Engineers use technology to create the safest equipment for hockey players. Readers see how these areas of STEM come together in a hockey game, and they’re sure to enjoy this unique look at common science curriculum topics. The detailed main text is supported by fun fact boxes, enlightening sidebars, helpful diagrams, and vibrant photographs of ice hockey players in action.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

But if you're going to play organized hockey, you are going to need a rink designed for ice hockey. to inventor Frank J. Zamboni's resurfacing machine, it's a oneman job that takes only about 10 minutes to complete!

Author: Greg Siemasz

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406269826

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hockey

Hockey

Language and image were vital to their efforts. Women's hockey often expanded out from under the control of men's organizations. For instance, the Preston Rivulettes, the most successful hockey machine in the interwar years, ...

Author: Stephen Hardy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050947

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 600

View: 882

Long considered Canadian, ice hockey is in truth a worldwide phenomenon--and has been for centuries. In Hockey: A Global History, Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman draw on twenty-five years of research to present THE monumental end-to-end history of the sport. Here is the story of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic chicanery. Hardy and Holman chart modern hockey's "birthing" in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport's emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace 'em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia. Sweeping in scope and vivid with detail, Hockey: A Global History is the saga of how the coolest game changed the world--and vice versa.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Answer Machine

The Answer Machine

A query like “Senators win” looking for news about the Ottawa Senators hockey team might return both articles about the hockey team and the US Senate, as shown in the following Google search (Figure 2.2): Senators win fourth in a row ...

Author: Susan Feldman

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781608459353

Category: Computers

Page: 137

View: 765

The Answer Machine is a practical, non-technical guide to the technologies behind information seeking and analysis. It introduces search and content analytics to software buyers, knowledge managers, and searchers who want to understand and design effective online environments. The book describes how search evolved from an expert-only to an end user tool. It provides an overview of search engines, categorization and clustering, natural language processing, content analytics, and visualization technologies. Detailed profiles for Web search, eCommerce search, eDiscovery, and enterprise search contrast the types of users, uses, tasks, technologies, and interaction designs for each. These variables shape each application, although the underlying technologies are the same. Types of information tasks and the trade-offs between precision and recall, time, volume and precision, and privacy vs. personalization are discussed within this context. The book examines trends toward convenient, context-aware computing, big data and analytics technologies, conversational systems, and answer machines. The Answer Machine explores IBM Watson's DeepQA technology and describes how it is used to answer health care and Jeopardy questions. The book concludes by discussing the implications of these advances: how they will change the way we run our businesses, practice medicine, govern, or conduct our lives in the digital age. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Query Process and Barriers to Finding Information Online / Online Search: An Evolution / Search and Discovery Technologies: An Overview / Information Access: A Spectrum of Needs and Uses / Future Tense: The Next Era in Information Access and Discovery / Answer Machines
Categories: Computers

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

'The customs officer's got a machine that can detect anything that's American.' Lapin and I said nothing. But we were thinking the same thing. Bringing American cigarettes into the village is a crime, punishable by law; bringing trout ...

Author: Roch Carrier

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781770892675

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition features a new introduction.
Categories: Fiction

I Am a Zamboni Machine

I Am a Zamboni Machine

Young hockey fans will love seeing this big machine in action! Featuring simple facts and colourful illustrations, the text follows a Zamboni Machine as it does its job to clear and resurface the rink.

Author: Kévin Viala

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443132454

Category: Board books

Page: 8

View: 707

A sturdy, shaped board book perfect for little hands! Young hockey fans will love seeing this big machine in action! Featuring simple facts and colourful illustrations, the text follows a Zamboni Machine as it does its job to clear and resurface the rink. Readers will cheer along with the fans when the hockey players can jump back on the smooth, shiny ice. Bright artwork and clear text will help all little truck and hockey enthusiasts see what a Zamboni machine does. I Am a Zamboni Machine is a perfect Canadian addition to the bestselling I Am A Truck series. A book and truck in one!
Categories: Board books

Hockey 365

Hockey 365

Zamboni patented his machine in 1949, and in a few short years, it took the hockey and skating worlds by storm. In 1954, the Boston Bruins became the first NHL club to incorporate the machine into its operations.

Author: Mike Commito

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459741850

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 617

Hockey historian Mike Commito brings a new piece of hockey history for every day of the year.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Machine Learning ECML 2006

Machine Learning  ECML 2006

17th European Conference on Machine Learning, Berlin, Germany, September 18-22, 2006, Proceedings Johannes Fürnkranz, ... consisting of 300 documents from the 'cryptography' group and 150 documents from the 'hockey' group.

Author: Johannes Fürnkranz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540453758

Category: Computers

Page: 851

View: 248

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Machine Learning, ECML 2006, held, jointly with PKDD 2006. The book presents 46 revised full papers and 36 revised short papers together with abstracts of 5 invited talks, carefully reviewed and selected from 564 papers submitted. The papers present a wealth of new results in the area and address all current issues in machine learning.
Categories: Computers