The Kid Who Missed The Bus by Matt McCoyThe Kid Who Missed The Bus by Matt McCoy

The Kid Who Missed The Bus

byMatt McCoy

Paperback | March 1, 2013

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In 1969, Lily and Nolan Doyle put the bombs and bastards of Belfast behind them and fled The Troubles in Northern Ireland to raise their family in the seclusion of small-town British Columbia, Canada. But firstborn son, Daniel, has troubles of his own… Danny Boy loves hockey but Danny Boy loves women too. And he can’t seem to quit either. A tale that body-checks its way through Canada, Europe and the US, this is the story of the boy too big for his own skates, the teen with stars in his eyes and the man who discovers he is more than just a defenseman.
Matt McCoy started playing ice hockey at seven and left home at fifteen to pursue a professional hockey career. After playing in the juniors in Canada, he then quit to get his BA. When the desire for hockey again arose, he donned his skates and played professional hockey overseas for three years. Matt is now retired and happily married...
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Title:The Kid Who Missed The BusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:Central Avenue PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926760948

ISBN - 13:9781926760940

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"It’s really tough for me to find the time these days to sit down and read a book, with a new business that requires a lot of attention and 3 young kids that require even more, I barely have any time to do much else. When Matt McCoy sent his book The Kid Who Missed the Bus to me and asked me to read it, I was unsure if I would find the time to squeeze it in. The book took me by surprise and from the first night I started into it, I couldn’t put it down. It only took me a few days to read it cover to cover, my wife Katie commented, 'You never read anymore, that must be a good one.' I grew up in Cranbrook B.C., a vibrant Hockey community just like Matt’s home town, and to be able to read first hand his experiences made me reflect on many situations in my own career that I had nearly forgotten about. I think that no matter where you grew up in Canada and how far you made it in the game of Hockey, there is a common bond that all competitive Hockey players share, on and off the ice. This book brings to light why we played the game and the passion we all have for it. My career took me from Cranbrook Minor Hockey to Tier 2 Junior (where I played with Matt), and from U.S. College Hockey to the AHL, NHL and eventually to Europe where I finished my career. I always wondered what form a book would take if I ever decided to write one so I was excited to have the chance to read about Matt’s journey and see how closely related the Hockey World really is. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes real life stories and wants some insight into what a kid trying to make it goes through along the way. This book is very cleverly written and a real joy to read. I have to say that Matt is the Real McCoy and has come a long way from the young, inexperienced kid that I played with over 20 years ago." —Corey Spring, retired hockey player, Tampa Bay Lightning