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Hockey Night in Dixie

Minor Pro Hockey in the American South

by Jon C. Stott

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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada, making Texas the place where many players learned their hockey skills.

 

Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with an historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005-06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters.

 

Amply illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.

About the Author

Jon C. Stott is a retired professor and the author of more than twenty books, including Beer 101 North: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts, and Beer Quest West. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico but frequently visits his hometown, Victoria, BC.

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Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South

This text deals exclusively with minor pro hockey in the American south. It is an in-depth examination of the hockey organization’s inner dealings and the growth/demise of hockey teams in various states. It begins with an examination of the Roanoke Valley Vipers of the United Hockey League, the Odessa Jackalopes of the Central Hockey League, the South Carolina Stringrays of the East Coast Hockey League, and the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League. It concludes with a look at minor-league hockey in the southern states from 1988-2005. With extensive statistics, interviews and captioned photographs, the text reveals the passion, disappointment and excitement of hockey fans, owners, coaches, officials and players.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.

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