Hockey Dad? Definitely. Crazy? Maybe. But only if you think that
camping out in an arena lobby for 48 hours to register your son for
house-league hockey is crazy. Or getting escorted out of an arena
by two policemen. Or calling for a stick measurement in a game
involving 11-year-olds. Twice.
Hockey Dad is a revealing look at the good, the bad and
the ugly of the minor hockey culture as seen through the eyes of a
committed parent/hockey coach-or is it a parent/hockey coach who
should have been committed?-who also just happens to be one of the
most well-known hockey personalities in North America.
As TSN's Hockey Insider, Bob McKenzie is one of the game's most
recognizable faces and trusted voices. His dedication to the game
on the air is matched or surpassed only by his love and passion for
his family and his sons' lives in minor hockey. Hockey Dad
is his deeply personal memoir of a life lived in rinks, raising his
two boys to play at high levels of competitive hockey-cheering,
cringing, coaching and, now and again, acting up.
Hilarious, candid, and at time poignant, Hockey Dad is
a true slice of life as thousands live it in the world of minor
hockey culture. Bob McKenzie reveals himself-and his entire
family-in ways you've never seen him before.
These deeply personal stories, and how Hockey Dad dealt with the
highs and lows of his son's hockey careers (sometimes well,
sometimes not so well), are a compelling look into the world of
minor hockey-a major Canadian passion.