Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Hockey is a popular team sport in North America and Europe. In this book, readers learn the history of the game and the role of various positions on the ice.
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.
A fun way for kids to color actual hockey plays while learning tips about the game
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