Author: Todd Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
For the casual enthusiast and hockey fanatic alike comes a collection of essays and photographs celebrating the grit and dedication of hockey players to withstand injury and hardship to play the sport they love. Based on the author’s interviews with key figures and capturing the inside stories of superstars old and new, Hockey Strong is one of a kind: an exploration of the long, dangerous, and often arduous journey of an NHL player. Packed with intimate interviews, exclusive photographs, and iconic moments, it’s a beautifully designed celebration of one of the toughest sports in the world, and the hearts of the athletes who play it. Featuring figures like Kris Draper, Shjon Podein, Craig Berube, Joey Kocur, Rick Tocchet, Chris Nilan, and even the trainer for the 1980 Winter Olympics USA team, Todd Smith provides unprecedented access to the stories behind famous hits, injuries, and fights, while also revealing the human drive and brotherhood that propels such players forward. With a particular focus on the Original Six franchises of the NHL, Smith interviews players young and old from across North America, and illustrates hockey’s broad appeal to new and lifelong fans. Unique in its content and design, and appealing to all generations of fans, this is the perfect gift for both the passionate fanatic and the casual follower of hockey.
In 1905, facing capricious weather on a primitive outdoor rink, Dartmouth’s first hockey team took to the ice. In 1974, two years after coeducation came to the Hanover campus, Dartmouth women—fired with more competitive spirit than actual hockey experience commandeered the used equipment of their male counterparts and intramural skaters and became one of the college’s most successful athletic teams. Dartmouth College Hockey: Northern Ice portrays two programs that have followed parallel paths to distinction in intercollegiate hockey. Rupert Thompson Arena, one of the nation’s premier collegiate ice facilities, is home to the men and women of Dartmouth who have won numerous championships and earned All-American and Olympic acclaim, contributing to Dartmouth’s rich tradition of athletic achievement.
Author: BOB DE LA SALLE
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Expectations are too high for beginners in hockey. Beginners are simply not ready for team play and systems. What is missing is a transition phase from the first time a player puts on a pair of skates to that first hockey game. The Hockey Method is a methodology to fill in this missing link or gap in hockey development. It identifies skill levels that can be grading to track player proficiency. The Hockey Method consists of two parts; Book 1 - Beginner Skating and Book 2 - Beginner Puck Control. These two parts present 31 skill concepts that are so simple and easy to learn that you don't need to be a coach to teach them. What is really needed, for first timers, is one-on-one direction and instruction. Coaches or parents can do it but parents are a better choice to instruct beginners because they have the time and vested interest to dedicate the 1 on 1 instruction needed by beginners at this early age. The basic idea is to build confidence by learning to walk before you run, run before you glide, and to be able to turn the toes in and out before you are able to use edges.
On Thin Ice is a crie de coeur about what has happened to hockey. Bruce Hood demonstrates how the game he loves has changed since the glory days of the Original Six, how hockey has been merchandised and stripped of its soul, and how Canadian hockey, both professional and amateur, is on the decline. Hood asks, "Why is the game of hockey no longer developing Bobby Orrs? What has changed?" He makes a damning indictment of hockey at the amateur, junior, and minor-league levels for failing to create strong, sound hockey players. But don't worry -- there is hope. And Bruce Hood offers his wisdom on how to save the game of hockey.
Author: Peter Twist
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Increase strength and improve quickness and agility with "Complete Conditioning for Hockey." This book and DVD features a comprehensive training approach that will build players' physical abilities as well as the hockey-specific skills required for skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and body checking to achieve your performance goals.
Author: Susan K. Cahn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science
Drawing on historical records and contemporary interviews, Cahn chronicles the remarkable transformation made by women's sports in the the 20th century, revealing the struggles faced by women to overcome social constraints and behavior codes, and how sport has changes their lives. Photos.
The Hockey Dynamic is an insightful examination into the many factors that have contributed to making hockey the global sport that it is today. Drawing from his experiences in a life lived in the hockey world at all levels of the game, Featherstone is uniquely qualified to present this study of the game and it's growth.
Author: David A. Aaker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics
As industries turn increasingly hostile, it is clear that strong brand-building skills are needed to survive and prosper. In David Aaker's pathbreaking book, MANAGING BRAND EQUITY, managers discovered the value of a brand as a strategic asset and a company's primary source of competitive advantage. Now, in this compelling new work, Aaker uses real brand-building cases from Saturn, General Electric, Kodak, Healthy Choice, McDonald's, and others to demonstrate how strong brands have been created and managed. A common pitfall of brand strategists is to focus on brand attributes. Aaker shows how to break out of the box by considering emotional and self-expressive benefits and by introducing the brand-as-person, brand-as-organisation, and brand-as-symbol perspectives. A second pitfall is to ignore the fact that individual brands are part of a larger system consisting of many intertwined and overlapping brands and subbrands. Aaker shows how to manage the "brand system" to achieve clarity and synergy, to adapt to a changing environment, and to leverage brand assets into new markets and products. As executives in a wide range of industries seek to prevent their products and services from becoming commodities, they are recommitting themselves to brands as a foundation of business strategy. This new work will be essential reading for the battle-ready.
Hockey Night in Canada has reached a great age (and for television, practically an immortal one) because it made itself into something that Canada couldn't live without. It is this surge of emotion that connected us all each week, and which connects us through the years to now. Hockey Night in Canada didn't just aim a camera at a game and observe what happened-it actively gave the country a prism through which it could see itself and its evolving diversity. We look where the eye of Hockey Night in Canada looks, and it looks at us. We remember what it remembers. We feel what it feels. That is the dynamic that has made the show much more than a long-lived TV success; it is a cultural juggernaut. Ask fans where they saw their first hockey game, and chances are it was on Hockey Night in Canada. Ask the players-male or female-what first got them into the rink, and the answer will be the same: they wanted to be like the players on Hockey Night in Canada.
Author: Thomas E. Keegan
Publisher: Athletic Guide Publishing
Release Date: 2007-01-01
The Prep School Hockey Guide is the ultimate resource for hockey players, parents, counselors, educational consultants, coaches and administrators as they investigate private boarding and junior boarding schools with competitive hockey programs in the United States and Canada. Use this valuable reference guide to discover when and where coaches regularly scout and recruit and what traits and qualities they seek in prospective student-athletes. Learn how independent boarding schools provide maximum academic and athletic development as well as exposure to college hockey programs. Includes a full-page of detailed information on each program. This 18th annual edition includes articles by coaches, college counselors and educational consultants which provide the "inside" information to assist in the entire process from investigation and application through graduation.
Author: Charlotte Macdonald
Publisher: UBC Press
Release Date: 2013-01-01
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a wave of state-sponsored “national fitness” programs swept Britain and its former settler colonies. In Strong, Beautiful and Modern, Charlotte Macdonald shows how governments encouraged citizens to be healthier and more active, thereby reinforcing the cultural ties of the Empire. At a time when government concern over public health issues such as obesity are once again on the rise, Macdonald explains why the first national fitness drive ultimately failed. This book is a lively investigation into how people and governments think about their health and well-being, and how those historical views have shaped our modern life.