The Home Team: Fathers, Sons And Hockey

Paperback | April 3, 2007

byRoy Macgregor

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Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award

“A truly magnificent book.”—Calgary Herald

It’s the great Canadian icon: a frozen creek, a backyard rink, a father passing something precious on to his child—the love of a game. There is nothing quite so Canadian as hockey, and nothing quite so evocative in hockey as the relationships between Canadian hockey players and their fathers.

Here are the personal tales of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and Marty McSorley, told as the four NHL stars take their fathers on a hockey tour of Europe.

Here are the memories of hockey’s grand families: Gordie, Mark and Travis Howe; Bill, Kevin and Gord Dineen; Murray, Ken and Michael Dryden. Here is Brett Hull’s story of the famous father who was never home.

But The Home Team is about more than famous names. It is the story of the father and son left weeping in the stands at the end of a disappointing draft day. It is the story of a minor league coach and his house league son. This book is about hockey. It is also about where we live and who we are: a book for all fathers and sons in Canada.

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Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award “A truly magnificent book.”—Calgary Herald It’s the great Canadian icon: a frozen creek, a backyard rink, a father passing something precious on to his child—the love of a game. There is nothing quite so Canadian as hockey, and nothing quite so evocative in hockey as the relationships betw...

ROY MACGREGOR has been a journalist for more than thirty years, and for many years has written his immensely popular “This Country” column on page two of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. He is the author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, including Escape, Canoe Lake, The Home Team, The Weekender, and the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.22 × 5.27 × 1.15 inPublished:April 3, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143053361

ISBN - 13:9780143053361

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“A hockey winner—this is the book for hockey families.”
—Wayne Gretzky