Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold

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Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold

by Eric Zweig

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers | June 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada''s first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

Author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig brings to life the fascinating story of the little team that wouldn''t quit.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.6]

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: June 1, 2007

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550289748

ISBN - 13: 9781550289749

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold

Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold

by Eric Zweig

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0 in

Published: June 1, 2007

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550289748

ISBN - 13: 9781550289749

About the Book

The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada's first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920.

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The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada''s first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

Author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig brings to life the fascinating story of the little team that wouldn''t quit.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.6]

About the Author

ERIC ZWEIG has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He has also been a writer/producer with CBC Radio Sports and TSN SportsRadio, and written several popular books about hockey for both adults and children. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with his family.

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"...Zweig uses his extensive research to great effect in recreating the emotions of the era. He also works in interesting detials baout early hockey rules that will appeal to young fans."

Appropriate for ages: 12

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