Maybe Next Year

Maybe Next Year

Comedian Ian Bagg knows that rooting for the Vancouver Canucks is serious
business. ... He recalls anxiously awaiting the release each September of the
new season's Canucks calendar put out by Shoppers Drug Mart, a huge
pharmacy ...

Author: Greg Pearson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666792

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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[Sports fans are a devoted bunch. They sit in the wind and the cold watching a team that is hopelessly out of first place, and then they come back for more the next season. What is it that keeps these fans going through all the hard times? Here is a chance to read about these fans as they tell their stories of devotion and determination. More than 100 loyal followers of 23 teams talk about why they aren't giving up. Their stories include the Chicago Cubs fan who wants his ashes brought to the World Series-clinching game if he's not around to see it; the Sacramento Kings supporters who fought to keep their team from leaving town; and the Mississippi State football fanatics and their never-say-die cowbells.]
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales from the New York Rangers Locker Room

Tales from the New York Rangers Locker Room

The date was June 14, 1994—a special spot on the calendar every Ranger fan
should have etched into his or her brain. ... Matteau's wraparound goal in Game 7
, won three of the first four games against the Vancouver Canucks in the finals.

Author: Gilles Villemure

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613219065

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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In the late 1960s the New York Rangers transformed from NHL also-rans to Stanley Cup contenders. Gilles Villemure was part of that transformation. The little goaltender had a long wait to make it to the National Hockey League, which had only six teams until after the middle of the decade. Eventually Villemure joined Eddie Giacomin to give the Rangers a strong 1-2 goaltending tandem. The Vezina Trophy–winning twosome was a fixture for the Rangers, threatening to end the franchise’s long Stanley Cup drought, only to come up short. Now, forty years later, Villemure writes about his days with the Rangers in the newly updated Tales from the Rangers Locker Room. Villemure tells stories about old pals like Rod Gilbert, Vic Hadfield, Brad Park, Jean Ratelle—and his boss, Emile “The Cat” Francis. The Rangers finally won that Stanley Cup in 1994, ending over fifty years of frustration, but it was those Francis-led teams—the ones with Villemure and Giacomin in the goal—that brought New York’s Blueshirts, Madison Square Garden’s finest, to the top of the NHL. It is their influence that has continued to propel the Rangers forward even today, with a conference championship win in 2014 and the President’s Trophy in 2015. Fans young and old will want to hear Villemure’s stories come to life. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation



Clearly, Badali wasn't the only one circling the Oilers' upcoming visit to Toronto
on his calendar. In addition to the usual sellout crowd of ... even more popular
than a rock star. Game 37 | December 23, 1981 Vs. Vancouver Canucks

Author: Mike Brophy

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780771017568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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In only his 3rd NHL season, Wayne Gretzky set the unbeatable NHL record - scoring 50 goals in just 39 games. A book for the devoted Gretzky fans, and books like 99 by Al Strachan. Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record sets out to chronicle that unforgettable streak of 39 games in the fall of 1981, when a 20-year-old wunderkind from the town of Brantford, Ontario, captured the imagination of not just the hockey world but the world at large and emerged as both the game's biggest star and it's most recognizable face. Published on the 35th anniversary of this remarkable feat, the story of this unforgettable season is chronicled by renowned hockey authors Mike Brophy and Todd Denault. Based on new interviews with Wayne Gretzky and with those who surrounded him during his magical run at hockey's greatest record, Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record will detail on a game-by-game basis Gretzky's stellar run towards hockey immortality, through extensive research and the reminiscences of those who were there, including teammates, and players from opposing teams.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

One Night Only

One Night Only

One Night Only brings you the stories of 39 men who lived the dream „ only to see it fade away almost as quickly as it arrived.

Author: Reid, Ken

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781770909113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Get to know the men who fulfilled their childhood dream From the beer league to the minor league, hockey players from coast to coast often say theyÍd give anything to play just one game in the NHL. One Night Only brings you the stories of 39 men who lived the dream „ only to see it fade away almost as quickly as it arrived. Ken Reid talks to players who had one game, and one game only, in the National Hockey League „ including the most famous single-gamer of them all: the coach himself, Don Cherry. Was it a dream come true or was it heartbreak? What did they learn from their hockey journey and how does it define them today? From the satisfied to the bitter, Ken Reid unearths the stories from hockeyÍs equivalent to one-hit wonders in the follow-up to his bestselling Hockey Card Stories.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada

O Canada, in Christmastime!

Author: Ellen Warwick

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 1454914319

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 487

O Canada, in Christmastime! Come with Juliette and her "crazy Canuck cousin" as they take a holiday trip across the country, all the way from Prince Edward Island and vieux Québec to Winnipeg and Vancouver. Along the way Juliette gets really cool Canadian gifts--like 8 bears a-swimming, 6 Mounties marching, and a loon in a maple tree!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction