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They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

The Life and Times of John Paris, Jr., Hockey's First Black Professional Coach
edition:Paperback
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In the ultra-competitive junior hockey leagues in the early 1960s, a young man could tolerate nearly anything that helped him stand out from the hordes of other prospects, so John Paris, Jr. did just that. The African-Canadian from Nova Scotia dazzled and dominated on the ice -- often facing racism on and off the ice. It took courage.

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket is the story of John's life from his childhood in the Curry's Corner section of Windsor, Nova Scotia, where he was rated one of the …

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Last Hockey Game

Last Hockey Game

edition:Hardcover

Shortlisted, Toronto Book Awards

On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn't simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States," the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. The next season, the National Hockey League …

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Pulling No Punches

Pulling No Punches

The Sam Langford Story
edition:Paperback
tagged : sports

Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey called Sam Langford from Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia, “The greatest fighter we’ve ever had.” And champion Jack Johnson stated he “he was the toughest little son-of-a-bitch that ever lived.” Celebrated New York boxing writer Hype Igoe said he was “the greatest fighter, pound for pound, who ever lived,” while New York sports writer Joe Williams said he “was probably the best the ring ever saw.” Langford was so good that many boxers refused to fig …

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