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Sports & Recreation History

The Salt Lake Loonie

& Other Stories Every Fan Should Know

by (author) Brett Matlock & Jesse Matlock

foreword by Hayley Wickenheiser

illustrated by Dwight Allott

University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
History, General, Hockey
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
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 Encompassing some of the most revered moments in sports history as well as some of the most forgotten, The Salt Lake Loonie & Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know by Brett and Jesse Matlock is a survival guide to table-top sports talk.

Arming the greenhorn and the journeyman sports fan with new insights and takes on sports stories that cover the classical to the comical--what was "the Curse of the Bambino"? Who won the so-called "Battle of the Sexes" in tennis? What is the real story behind "The Salt Lake Loonie"? Organized by themes and identifiied by fun sport symbols, The Salt Lake Loonie makes for an easy and engaging read. Fast Facts are interspersed throughout, arming sports fans with new insights and fun bits of trivia. With an introduction by Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser and illustrations by Dwight Allott, The Salt Lake Loonie is destined to be the "sports bible" that every fan will love.

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Hayley Wickenheiser is the captain of the Canadian women's hockey team. Besides her four Olympic medals, she owns six World Cup gold medals and two silver. Wickenheiser was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, where the local sportsplex has been renamed in her honour. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.


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