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The big book of hockey trivia

Author: Don Weekes
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, ©2005.
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As much fun as being on the ice but easier on the teeth, hockey trivia guru Don Weekes' latest collection is a cool treat for fans of all ages. Who was the first NHL player to torpedo his million-dollar contract? Which player scored the fastest hat trick on one power play? Who was the only goalie to score a power-play goal? Weekes cherry picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Weekes
ISBN: 1553651197 9781553651192
OCLC Number: 61254012
Description: 572 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Showtime: Strange starts --
Shooting the light fantastic: Hockey crossword --
War of words: --
Captains of time --
So much for technology, eh?: Bloodlines --
Company of superstars: What's in a name?: Breaks and scrapes: Stanley's MVPs --
True or false?: Frere Jacques (French 101) --
Moolah: Puck crossword --
Rookies: First time --
United we stand: Player's choice --
Hockey's who's who and Fred Saskamoose: Big trades --
This side of Ken McCauley: Backup to the greats --
Big lines: Rearguard records --
Box time: Ultimate 30-goal man --
Blue line corps: Goalie gunners --
Great expectations: Stanley cup captains --
Getting networked: Mario's big comeback --
Super sweaters: Rookie wonders --
Susan Lucci and other trophy winners: Unusual endings --
Cup warriors: Penalty-shot history --
Stanley cup truths: Cup quotes --
Champions --
Solutions to games --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: by Don Weekes.

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As much fun as being on the ice but easier on the teeth, hockey trivia guru Don Weekes' latest collection is a cool treat for fans of all ages. Who was the first NHL player to torpedo his million-dollar contract? Which player scored the fastest hat trick on one power play? Who was the only goalie to score a power-play goal? Weekes cherry picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to create this vast and quirky compendium. Irreverent, captivating, and even bizarre, these amazing stories, historic milestones, and informative stats capture the essence of the game today. It s all here, the good, the bad, and the ugly, in a riveting, jam-packed read that hockey hounds will devour from cover to cover.

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