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

Kobo ebook | June 27, 2012

byEric Zweig

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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.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 27, 2012Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552779114

ISBN - 13:9781552779118

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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Table of Contents

Contents

1. Hockey Night in 1896

2. Icelanders in Winnipeg

3. From the Backyard to the Big Time

4. Struggling to a Title

5. Your Country Needs You

6. Falcons Were Meant to Fly

7. Same Old Problems at Home

8. Another League of Their Own

9. The Battle of Manitoba

10. Bigger Battles Ahead

11. Overseas Again

12. The Olympic Games

13. Going for the Gold

14. Life After the Olympics

15. Falcons Forever

Glossary

Acknowledgements

About the Author

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Editorial Reviews

"...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."