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Hockey Dad

by (author) Bob McKenzie

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2014
Category
Hockey
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443427777
    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price
    $19.99

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A revealing look at the good, the bad and the ugly of minor hockey culture. Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In Hockey Dad, McKenzie describes firsthand the joys and heartbreak of raising two sons with entirely diverging athletic futures. He details their separate paths, describing Michael, a 22 year old playing NCAA hockey on scholarship, and Shawn, now 19, whose competitive minor hockey life was cut short at age 14 because of multiple concussions. Their deeply personal stories and the trials and tribulations of a father trying to create futures for them offer readers a compelling look into the world and culture of minor hockey. Hockey Dad includes funny anecdotes, debates on numerous hockey issues and personal reflections on the game and its culture. McKenzie presents an unwavering look at his own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of the entire minor hockey system in Canada.

About the author

BOB MCKENZIE is known to Canadians simply as TSNs Hockey Insider. McKenzie provides insight and commentary as an analyst for TSNs national NHL coverage, files updates and breaking news for TSN's SportsCentre, and writes his popular Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca. He also appears regularly on radio in all major hockey markets in Canada, and on satellite radio across North America on shows such as This Week in the NHL and others.

McKenzie has been covering hockey for the past 26 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. In 2008, he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockeys 100 most powerful and influential people.

McKenzie joined TSN in the late 1980s as an analyst on SportsCentre and Molson That's Hockey and has been a fixture on the network ever since. Prior to joining TSN, McKenzie was the editor-in-chief of The Hockey News for nine years and a hockey columnist for the Toronto Star for six years.

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