The John Kordic Story

by Mark Zwolinski

Doubleday Canada | October 1, 1996 | Mass Market Paperbound

The John Kordic Story is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
John Kordic grew up in Edmonton, a shy, studious altar boy who loved hockey and adored his father. But hockey soon transformed him. Encouraged by his coaches, cheered on by by rabid fans, exhilarated by the thrill of combat, by the age of eighteen he had gained a reputation as one of junior hockey''s biggest, meanest, and most charismatic enforcers.

This is the story of Kordic''s wild rise to NHL stardom as a goon for the Montreal Canadiens, and of his sudden, precipitous decline--fueled by steroids, cocaine, fast living, and alcohol--which led to his death at the age of twenty-seven in a frenzied encounter with the police.

Here is a candid look at the dark side of the sport, at the abuses, betrayals, and cover-ups both on and off the ice that turned a young boy''s dreams into a young man''s tragedy

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 pages

Published: October 1, 1996

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0770427332

ISBN - 13: 9780770427337

Found in: Biography and Memoir, Hockey

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The John Kordic Story In this hockey biography, Zwolinski undertakes the task of describing the life and tragic death of John Kordic. The book details Kordic's entrance into the NHL solely for the role of an enforcer. He believed that he could accomplish more than just filling the position of hockey tough guy. Tragically, he could not fulfill this wish because he turned to substance abuse. Obviously darker than the Don Cherry biography, but no less interesting. The story of a man who did everything in his power to make the NHL, only to succumb to drugs and alcohol. When you read about Kordic's last 24 hours of life, I guarantee you won't believe it. This book will change the way you think about enforcers and fighting in hockey - whether you are for it or against it.
Date published: 1998-12-03

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The John Kordic Story

by Mark Zwolinski

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 pages

Published: October 1, 1996

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0770427332

ISBN - 13: 9780770427337

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John Kordic grew up in Edmonton, a shy, studious altar boy who loved hockey and adored his father. But hockey soon transformed him. Encouraged by his coaches, cheered on by by rabid fans, exhilarated by the thrill of combat, by the age of eighteen he had gained a reputation as one of junior hockey''s biggest, meanest, and most charismatic enforcers.

This is the story of Kordic''s wild rise to NHL stardom as a goon for the Montreal Canadiens, and of his sudden, precipitous decline--fueled by steroids, cocaine, fast living, and alcohol--which led to his death at the age of twenty-seven in a frenzied encounter with the police.

Here is a candid look at the dark side of the sport, at the abuses, betrayals, and cover-ups both on and off the ice that turned a young boy''s dreams into a young man''s tragedy
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