""Forever" is not only about hockey, but about time, family, and love. And when read aloud (in segments) to a holiday gathering sufficiently lubricated with hot chocolate or beer, it will surely succeed in restoring some of that long-lost Christmas glow."
-- "Quill & Quire"
"A touching coming-of-age tale that will get even the toughest hockey fan teary-eyed."
"In a simple story, in his always deeply personal way, the author uses his remarkable ability to make us understand, evoking as he does, every hockey lover''s touchstone."
-- "Ken Dryden"
"It is a story of Christmas traditions which many readers, young and old, will relate to. Brian Deines'' giant illustrations are a wonderful compliment to the text and portray the essence of the Canadian winter and the national winter sport of amateurs and professionals alike.
"This is not just a story book for young readers. This is a book for all ages to share over and over again during the Christmas season. It deserves to be in every school and public library and will make a wonderful Christmas gift for many ages."
--" Resource Links" ""Forever" tugs on readers'' emotions in much the same way the Robert Munsch classic "Love You Forever" does, except it''s fleshed out with that most Canadian heartbeat, hockey. It''s about as poignant as a hockey book can be. "Goal!,""
-- "Hamilton Spectator"