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Clueless About Hockey

by (author) Teena Dickerson, Bruce Spencer & Will Ferguson

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2007
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2007
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When Teena Dickerson's new, sensitive, caring, artistic boyfriend, Bruce, transformed into a swearing, beer-swilling hooligan in front of the TV one spring evening, she had to find out the trigger for his unappealing conversion. The new element responsible for the change in her relationship bliss: the Stanley Cup playoffs.
She was thus compelled to understand this strange and powerful force men call “hockey.” In Clueless About Hockey, Teresa illuminates the arcane language of the sport (?butt-ending” and “chippy play?), the rules (icing), and the rituals (octopus throwing). It's all here: the teams, the history, the top players, and the trivia, written with clarity and humour. There are details on women's hockey, too, including Canada's medal-winning Olympic teams. (Who, after all, did better than the men!)
Teena is the first to say, “If you can—t beat—em, join “em.” In doing, she has uncovered within herself a love for the most revered of winter sports. The ultimate guide for any woman new to the game and the traditions that accompany it, Clueless About Hockey will allow you and your guy to enjoy hockey mania together.

About the authors

TEENA DICKERSON is a converted fan and, like a rapidly growing legion of women around the world, has come to understand—and even love—the game. Clueless About Hockey, with colourful anecdotes and a playful, sexy style, is her answer to hockey dread. She lives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

BRUCE SPENCER is a life-long Montreal Canadiens fan.

WILL FERGUSON is the author of the national bestseller Why I Hate Canadians and is a regular writer on hockey for The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

Teena Dickerson's profile page

Bruce Spencer's profile page

Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides with Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI.

Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal.


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