The Last Good Year

Over the years, I’ve made several trips to Toronto, the first time being in 2001, two years after the final game played at Maple Leaf Gardens, the longtime home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While I wasn’t able to go inside at the time, I was able to take a few photos of myself outside…

Call Me Indian

CALL ME INDIAN is the story of Fred Sasakamoose, the first treaty aboriginal player to make it to the NHL. Although Fred’s time as a professional hockey player may have been what draws the audience for this book, his story is so much more than that. Before Fred laced up his skates and became something…

No One Wins Alone

No One Wins Alone is the memoir of superstar NHL player, Mark Messier. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A few years ago, I told myself I would stop reading player memoirs and shift solely to books written about hockey by either journalists or sports writers. I…

Coach: The Pat Burns Story

COACH is the story of the three time NHL coach of the year award winner, Pat Burns. In 1992, when I was 8 years old, I came home from hanging out with my friends and proudly proclaimed that I liked hockey and that I was now a Montreal Canadiens fan.  My Uncle got wind of…

Beauties

In BEAUTIES, author and sportscaster James Duthie sits down with (well, in the era of COVID, takes phone calls from) a wide variety of folks asking of them just one thing, “tell me a great hockey story”.  A fairly simple request that leads to some truly excellent stories, but to label the whole book as…