Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men's and women's hockey - but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through determination, guts and guile, they overcame all obstacles to win gold.
[Fry Reading Level - 4.7
LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.
"Throughout this book, author Lorna Schultz Nicholson demonstrates both her ability to tell a good story and her thorough hockey knowledge. The book is fast-paced and action-packed, but also very empathetic towards the struggles and amazing achievements of the members of the team. Readers will find themselves drawn into the personal challenges that the team members overcame to win gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games."