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Sports books from Atlantic Canada

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A collection of new sports books from Atlantic Canada. Great reads for the sports fanatics in your life. Game on!
Hockey's Home

Hockey's Home

edition:Paperback
tagged : hockey

Hockey's Home includes a wealth of information about the origins of the great game pf hockey in Nova Scotia with particular emphasis on the role that the community of Dartmouth has played in forming the game.

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Long Shots

Long Shots

The Maritime Teams That Played for the Stanley Cup
edition:Paperback
tagged : hockey

Today, the National Hockey League holds a monopoly on professional hockey, at least on this side of the Atlantic. In the early 1900s, a host of professional, minor-pro, senior, junior, and college leagues competed across the continent. More than a decade remained before the Stanley Cup would become the sole property of the NHL. In this era, it was a challenge cup, and it seemed as though every Canadian town--big or small--had a fair shot at the big prize.

In these pre-NHL days, four teams from th …

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Willie O'Ree

Willie O'Ree

The story of the first black player in the NHL
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Hardcover

Willie O'Ree quietly made NHL history at the Montreal Forum on January 18, 1958, when he became the first black player to take to the ice. In the dressing room before the game, his Boston Bruins teammates told him not to worry. If any one of the Montreal players said anything to him, they'd have his back.

There was a round of applause when O'Ree stepped onto the ice, and newspapers ran the story. The colour barrier in the NHL had been broken, yet it would be sixteen years before the next black pl …

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