Despite his name, ten-year-old Jim Nasium is a phys ed klutz. But he's not stopping until he finds the right sport for him in this whacky chapter book adventure! After watching a hockey game, Jim is ready to lace up some skates! It looks like Jim may have finally found his sport -he's a natural on the ice. Now if only he could handle the puck! But when a friend asks him to enter a couple's ice-skating contest with her, he's torn. If he helps out his friend and takes up ice-skating, what will his buddies and teammates think? Will Jim lose the respect of his fellow hockey players, or will he become a legend on ice?"
Following his child-hood dreams of playing hockey professionally, Canadian born super star, Steve Horn lands a deal to play for a team in Austria. It sounds like the perfect way to start his hockey career. That is until Steve realizes European hockey isn't quite the same as it is in his home country. Not only is his team ran by the mafia, but the dark holds secrets of its own. Steve has to watch his back on and off the ice. Strange people start following him home at night, and Steve tries to get to the bottom of it. When he finally realizes what he is facing it's too late. He has found out too much. His new discovery puts his life at risk, and they want him dead. Steve finds himself in the race of his life. If they catch him... Well, scoring goals will the least of his problems.
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR TONI ALEO PRESENTS THE NEXT INSTALLMENT IN THE ASSASSINS SERIES... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - with eight stories featuring your most beloved characters and their families - it's time to get comfy with a cup of hot cocoa and take a sneak peek at the holidays, Assassins' style. Join Lucas and Fallon along with Tate and Audrey as they await life-changing gifts; Erik and Piper, and Phillip and Reece who have decisions to make that could lead to exciting developments ahead in their lives; and Claire as she makes a Christmas wish and choices for her future. Spend Christmas morning with the Adler family and see what the New Year has in store for Karson and Lacey, as well as Kacey King. The King family faces significant changes and resolutions that will leave readers alternately cheering and maybe a little heavy-hearted...all wrapped up in a big bow. Join in on the holiday cheer and see who's been naughty or nice in New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Toni Aleo's novella - A Very Merry Hockey Holiday.
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This volume examines the cultural meanings of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, the author analyzes English Canadian media narratives of Stanley Cup "challenge" games and championship series between 1896 and 1907. Newspaper coverage and telegraph reconstructions of Stanley Cup challenges contributed significantly to the growth of a mediated Canadian "hockey world" - and a broader "world of sport" - during this time period. By 1903, Stanley Cup hockey games had become national Canadian events, followed by audiences across the country. Hockey also played an important role in the construction of gender and class identities, and in debates about amateurism, professionalism, and community representation in sport.
The author also explores the connections between violence and masculinity in Canadian hockey by examining media descriptions of "brutal" and "strenuous" play. He analyzes how notions of civic identity changed as hockey clubs evolved from amateur teams represented by players who were members of their home community to professional aggregations that included paid imports from outside the town. As a result, this volume addresses important gaps in the study of sport history and the analysis of sport and popular culture.
This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
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