Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada by Ron MacLeanHockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada by Ron MacLean

Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada

byRon MacLean

Hardcover | July 30, 2017

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Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. A new book by the co-author of the national bestseller Cornered.

When you first meet Ron MacLean, he asks where you're from, and he always comes back with a story. No one has crossed this country more than MacLean. In his 28 years on Hockey Night in Canada and now as host of Rogers' Hometown Hockey, Ron has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. Now, in this new book, MacLean is back, with brand new tales from across the country.

These are stories you've never heard before. From London to Castlegar, Yellowknife to Cole Harbour, Medicine Hat to Trois Rivieres, from Bantam to Junior B to the NHL, our country is full of great characters: Players, coaches, hockey moms and hockey dads; rivalries, practical jokes, careers that grew out of nothing and "can't lose" prospects who flamed out too soon; spectacular triumphs, heart-breaking tragedies and tales of friendship, betrayal, love and loyalty-all compelling, entertaining and inspiring.

Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-author of the blockbuster bestsellers Playing With Fire, Tough Guy and Cornered, this is MacLean at his finest.

RON MACLEAN, host of CBC’sHockey Night in Canadafor 28 years, began his broadcasting career in 1978 as an all-night DJ in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1984, he moved to Calgary to host Calgary Flames telecasts. MacLean joined CBC in 1986, where he hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ telecasts onHNIC, before becoming the full-time national host, a...
Title:Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of CanadaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.09 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.09 inPublished:July 30, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443436909

ISBN - 13:9781443436908


Rated 4 out of 5 by from For Hockey Fans Great read for the hockey fan. Ron is a well known personality and tells stories about every town he's been in. A must for the hockey fan
Date published: 2016-12-30

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“Ron is a quick-witted professional, full of charisma and passion for our game. A true-blue Canadian.”