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Hockey Night in Transcona

Hockey Night in Transcona

By John Danakas

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Cody Powell has graduated from playing pick-up hockey on the streets of Winnipeg to skating with his community club team, the Transcona Sharks. Coach Brackett is impressed with Cody's speed and stickhandling ability, and promotes him to the team's first line.
Unfortunately, Cody takes Stu, Coach Brackett's son's, spot. Cody is worried that coach is too hard on Stu, and that Stu has as much right to play on the first line as he does. As the pressure to win games mounts, Cody is torn between loyalty to his coach and loyalty to his friend.
Hockey Night in Transcona is a story about the conflicting pressures young hockey players face in their quest to succeed. [Fry Reading Level - 4.0

Awards

Short-listed - Silver Birch Award - 1997

"...a fast-paced and exciting sports story ... a moving and involving novel ... Readers will quickly come to care about these people and about what is happening in their lives
...it leaves the reader wanting more."

- Quill & Quire

"...offers plenty of hockey strategy and action, not to mention strong character development."

- Helen Norrie Sunday Free Press

...fast-paced, full of eager players, rivalry, high emotion and determination... young players will enjoy reading about the game they love and kids they recognize. These books pull even non-experts into the dressing rooms, on to the ice and into the heart of the action."

- Arlene Perly Rae Toronto Star

"This is a fast-paced novel that would make a good read-aloud for a class. Hockey Night in Transcona could promote discussion on making choices and being committed to achieving your personal best."

- Lorraine Douglas Canadian Materials

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 115 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9781550285048
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  JUV039050
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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