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Children's Fiction Hockey

Open Ice

by (author) David Trifunov

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2021
Hockey, General, Girls & Women, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 7 to 8


Set in a co-ed environment, Open Ice follows Vancouver, British Columbia, teens Jillian and Jacob, who must attempt to deal with their problems through communication, problem-solving and teamwork, not unlike the typical methods kids see when dealing with challenges. Touching on the sports-based — as opposed to social — pressures that discourage girls from continuing in team sports as they get older, Open Ice handles the issue of sexism in sports in a positive way.


About the author

DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Lake Country, B.C. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States. Born in Saskatoon, he spent many cold, cold nights playing hockey on the outdoor rinks of the city before his family moved to Ottawa when he was 13. When not writing, heÂ?s raising three daughters with his wife, Erin.

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Editorial Reviews

"An excellent addition to any school library and would certainly help with dialogue on fairness and equality in recreational sports."


CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Written as an excellent play-by-play in the world of competitive hockey for young players."


CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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