Over the Boards: Lessons From The Ice

October 12, 2021|
Over the Boards: Lessons From The Ice by HAYLEY WICKENHEISER
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The greatest women’s hockey player of all time, Hayley Wickenheiser shares the lessons that won her four Olympic gold medals, and hard-earned wisdom distilled from moments when she fell short.


There is no one in the world like Hayley Wickenheiser.

13 World Championship appearances. 6 Olympic Games. Hockey Hall of Famer. All while raising a child, earning multiple university degrees, and not benefiting from the financial stability male professional athletes have. She gave the game everything she had—now, Hayley shares what the game gave her.

From motherhood to pro leagues to her new career in medicine, Hayley shares the hard-won lessons she learned on and off the ice that helped her not only have a record-breaking hockey career but craft a life filled with joy, growth, and challenges. In her own words, Hayley shares how she rose from the backyard pond and changing in boiler rooms (because girls'' dressing rooms didn’t exist) to Olympic MVP (twice). How becoming a parent made her a better athlete. How she learned to thrive under monumental pressure. But she doesn’t stop at revealing the pillars to her tremendous success—Hayley delves into her immense failures and how she grew from them. Like Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady, and Abby Wambach before her, Hayley shares her wisdom through personal stories of triumph, relentlessness, and more than a couple confrontations. Told with humour, compassion, and steadfast optimism, Hayley’s practical advice, coaching, and invaluable perspective inspires readers to never accept “that’s not the way we do things” or “that hasn’t been done before” as limitations. An empowering and pragmatic guide, Hayley encourages readers to not follow in her footsteps, but to carve their own ice.
HAYLEY WICKENHEISER is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. She has represented Canada at numerous World Championships and made six Olympic appearances (both summer and winter), bringing home four Olympic gold medals. She still holds the record for the most assists, points, and goals for the Canadian Women&rs...
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Title:Over the Boards: Lessons From The Ice
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:232 pages, 8.53 X 5.76 X 0.84 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 8.53 X 5.76 X 0.84 in
Published:October 12, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735240506

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