Hockey Machine

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Christopher, Matt. The hockey machine / by Matt Christopher. p. cm. Summary: Abducted by a “fan” and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, ...

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 9781599532141

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.

The Hockey Scribbler

As soon as you say both “hockey” and “1972” you think about the socalled “Summit Series” that was famously ended by a ... their poorly made uniforms, they gained respect all over the Western world as a highly superior hockey machine.

Author: George Bowering

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781770908550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments — births, deaths, marriages, moves — are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The voices of Hockey Night in Canada sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. Bowering has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He has been an avid and attentive hockey fan since boyhood, and has an extensive catalogue of thoughts and opinions on the personalities and events that populate Canadian hockey history. In The Hockey Scribbler, Bowering brings us along on his richly detailed look back at the hockey in Canada since the 1950s.

Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey

Franklin Plays Hockey. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002. Carrier, Roch, Sheldon Cohen, and Sheila Fischman. The Hockey Sweater. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1985. Christopher, Matt. Face-Off. Boston: Little, Brown, 1972. ———. The Hockey Machine ...

Author: Laurel Zeisler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878631

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 450

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The earliest forms of ice hockey developed over the centuries in numerous cold weather countries. In the 17th century, a game similar to hockey was played in Holland known as kolven. But the modern sport of ice hockey arose from the efforts of college students and British soldiers in eastern Canada in the mid-19th century. Since then, ice hockey has moved from neighborhood lakes and ponds to international competitions, such as the Summit Series and the Winter Olympics. Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey traces the history and evolution of hockey in general, as well as individual topics, from their beginnings to the present, through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on the players, general managers, managers, coaches, and referees, as well as entries for teams, leagues, rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about ice hockey.

The Hockey Stick Principles

The right way to manage a start-up in the growth-inflection stage—and really from here on out as you grow—is, metaphorically speaking, like calibrating a machine: the process of configuring a machine to ensure it's working properly.

Author: Bobby Martin

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250066381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Many business books fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground. Using a hockey stick as a metaphor and highlighting four key phases, Martin shows the healthy way a business should grow and uses entertaining stories and interviews with successful entrepreneurs like the founders of LendingTree, Under Armour, and iContact, woven throughout the book to not only share a wealth of advice, but to chronicle the ins and outs of these different phases: -The Tinkering Period: The tip of the stick, or the time when you first develop and hone your idea. -The Blade Years: The formative years when growth can be flat and navigating the unpredictable process of creating a company can be rocky. -The Inflection Point: The crucial point in time right before your business takes off when it's important for entrepreneurs to prepare and make decisions to properly manage rapid growth. -Surging Growth: Once your company proves that they have potential, you need to optimize that growth and scale up in a sensible way. Innovation almost always involves a number of challenges, misdirections, and uncertainty and can take several years of struggle. But The Hockey Stick Principles gives aspiring entrepreneurs and those in the midst of the messy process a realistic, human, and inspiring understanding of what starting an innovative business is like, while teaching you what to look out for along the way as you shepherd your business through to success.

Roller Hockey Radicals

The Hockey Machine Catcher with a Glass Arm Ice Magic Center Court Sting Johnny Long Legs Challenge at Second Base The Kid Who Only Hit Homers The Comeback Challenge Long-Arm Quarterback The Counterfeit Tackle Long Shot for Paul Look ...

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316094214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Newcomer Kirby Childs overcomes obstacles to find his spot on a new roller hockey team.

The Viking Cup

In the meantime, the mighty Russian hockey machine clearly surpassed and dominated the hockey scene behind the Iron Curtain and, for that matter, in all Europe. From 1963 to 1990, the Russians won twenty World Championships and the ...

Author: LeRoy Johnson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525596452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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How does a small college in a rural Alberta city of just over 12,000 people become host to the finest hockey players in the world? Now a part of the University of Alberta, Camrose Lutheran College was challenged to compete against larger city colleges. Through persistence in following a vision, the school and the community embraced the potential of the Viking Cup in 1980, opening their doors to the world of hockey through this unique international exchange program. Outside, the Cold War was raging but barriers seemed to melt as the love of hockey played on. By the time the Cup had its last hurrah in 2006, the NHL had drafted more than 400 players from its ranks. The Viking Cup, memoirs and stories of the program’s founder, is a joyful account of an important chapter of Canada’s hockey history.


Language and image were vital to their efforts. Women's hockey often expanded out from under the control of men's organizations. For instance, the Preston Rivulettes, the most successful hockey machine in the interwar years, ...

Author: Stephen Hardy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050947

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 600

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Long considered Canadian, ice hockey is in truth a worldwide phenomenon--and has been for centuries. In Hockey: A Global History, Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman draw on twenty-five years of research to present THE monumental end-to-end history of the sport. Here is the story of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic chicanery. Hardy and Holman chart modern hockey's "birthing" in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport's emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace 'em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia. Sweeping in scope and vivid with detail, Hockey: A Global History is the saga of how the coolest game changed the world--and vice versa.

Hockey 365

Zamboni patented his machine in 1949, and in a few short years, it took the hockey and skating worlds by storm. In 1954, the Boston Bruins became the first NHL club to incorporate the machine into its operations.

Author: Mike Commito

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459741850

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Hockey historian Mike Commito brings a new piece of hockey history for every day of the year.

1984 and The Time Machine

she said parenthetically), and she worked, as he had guessed, on the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department. ... At school she had been captain of the hockey team and had won the gymnastics trophy two years running.

Author: George Orwell and H.G. Wells

Publisher: Fusion Books

ISBN: 9789354862281

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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1984 George Orwell is the pen name of the author, Eric Arthur Blair. He was an English essayist, novelist, journalist and critic. His writings are based on social criticism, anti-Fascism, anarchism. The story behind its title is also very interesting, when Orwell finished this novel in 1948, this title was chosen simply as the inversion of this year. So, at last, in the story, there is a celebration of massive victory of Okeanias over Eurasian armies in Africa. Also, Winston accepted that he loves Big Brother. How this happened What were the circumstances Winston refused to love Julia How this political storm took place For all, the story reveals step by step in an interesting manner. A mind-blowing novel of that time and forever. The Time Machine H.G. Wells, the author, has been called the father of science fiction.The Time Machine is one of his most notable science fictions. Its a Time Travellers journey into the future. He explains that there are really four limensions, three of which we call the three planes of the Space, and a fourth, Time. Also, there is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it.The book narrates how the Time Traveller plans for a machine to travel through time and disappear. Comparison between the present time and future time. The author has written his best to enthrall the readers.Many future films and Television Series are made on The Time Machine, which has in turn inspired to write new books on the topic of The Time Machine.

Total Hockey Training

Machine-based strength training exercises provide stability and allow the exercise's range of motion to be done in a ... The leg extension, leg curl, multi-hip, and lat pull-down machines are all frowned upon in the Total Hockey ...

Author: Skahan, Sean

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492507093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Former 13-year NHL strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan offers training and conditioning methods used by some of the world’s greatest players. Included are position-specific preseason, in-season, and off-season training regimens and 200 exercises and drills to elevate individual and team performance.