Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 in
Published: January 1, 1997
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1550171704
ISBN - 13: 9781550171709
About the Book
Junior hockey has played a prominent role in Canada' s national sports picture for nearly eighty years.
Read from the Book
When it comes to hockey trivia, Richard Lapp cannot be stumped. Ask him the most obscure question about the history of junior hockey, "who led the 1939 Oshawa Generals in scoring? Who was the back-up goalie for the 1976 Hamilton Fin Cups?" chances are he''ll give you the right answer. It is Lapp''s pure love of junior hockey that enabled him to become the walking statistics-computer that he is, it''s a passion he''s had since childhood. "I outgrew it age-wise, but not fan-wise," said the 41-year-old Winnipeg resident. Even when his family moved to such hockeyless climates as Thailand and Columbia, Lapp still nurtured his love for hockey. "There were no satellite dishes back then," he said, "But, I do remember waiting for the Miami Herald to come down to South America so I could check the hockey scores." The combination of his passion for hockey and his encyclopedic knowledge of the game made it possible for Lapp to co-author two books on the subject. His first, Local Heroes: A History of the WHL , sold out the first printing within a month of its 1993 release. His second book, The Memorial Cup: Canada''s National Junior Hockey Championship featuring a foreword by NHL great Paul Henderson, has just hit the bookshelves in stores across the country. Lapp feels his new volume is an important book because the Memorial Cup tournament often goes unrecognized as a part of Canada''s hockey history. "The Memorial Cup is basically as old as the Stanley Cup, it''s very much a part of hoc
From the Publisher
Since 1919, the Memorial Cup championship has provided excitement for all hockey fans and happy hunting grounds for National Hockey League scouts. It has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America. Harbour Publishing is proud to present the very first book devoted to our national junior final and its heart-pounding history.
So come on in! Experience the spine-tingling performances of teams from hockey''s golden era, like the Winnipeg Monarchs, who pioneered the power play with their checkerboard passing in the enemy''s defensive zone. Read about Billy "The Kid" Taylor of the 1939 Oshawa Generals, who has been described as the Bobby Orr of his day but became embroiled in a gambling scandal that ended his career. And move up to the modern era, where players such as Eric Lindros and Trevor Linden have helped their teams to the most sought-after trophy in junior hockey. Loaded with rare archival photographs, this book will fascinate hockey fans of all stripes and any Canadian interested in our cultural heritage.
About the Author
Richard M. Lapp
, the author of The Memorial Cup: Canada''s National Junior Hockey Championship
and the bestselling Local Heroes: A History of the Western Hockey League
, is a human encyclopedia of junior hockey. He lives in Winnipeg.Alec Macaulay
is a lifelong hockey fan who lives in Vancouver.
From Our Editors
For the past 80 years, junior hockey has played a definitive role in Canada's national sport. Since 1919, the Memorial Cup championship has provided excitement for all hockey fans and an excellent place for NHL scouts to search. Experience the spine-tingling performances of teams from hockey's golden era – including the Winnipeg Monarchs and the Oshawa Generals – responsible for generating superstars like Eric Lindros and Trevor Linden. Packed with rare photos, this book is the pivotal guide for all hockey enthusiasts.