Helena Hunting - 2016
But even they have their challenges, mostly outside of the bedroom. With the off-season coming to a close and the boys gearing up for training camp, one more weekend of fun is the perfect way to welcome the new season. The entire crew piles into vehicles and drives to Alex and Violet’s Chicago cottage for a few days of relaxation—and hopefully a chance for Randy to shake the anxiety that’s been plaguing him. Accidental wardrobe malfunctions, typical Violet inspired overshares, and a whole lot of private time round out the perfect weekend getaway.But the moment they return to the city all of Randy’s angst resurfaces with the arrival of a surprise houseguest.
Area 51: Pucked Series Deleted Scenes & Outtakes
Helena Hunting - 2016
From Pucked: An Area 51 breach on the kitchen table that was cut from the final draft, plus a holiday outtake showcasing Violet’s exemplary Super MC costume design skills. From Pucked Up: Discover just how bad poor Miller “Buck” Butterson’s luck really is in these deleted chapters, and fall even more in love with the snuggly, reformed manwhore. From Pucked Over: Revisit the sexiest, horniest and most prolifically active couple with outtakes and alternative POV’s from Randy Ballistic. From Forever Pucked: Check out a never before seen outtake, in which Violet defends her Area 51 position, and get a sneak peek at the first chapter of the Pucked sequel.
Helena Hunting - 2016
But it can’t just be about the boys—the PUCKED girls want in on the action, too. Ink cherries will be popped, cupcakes will be consumed, and the hazards and enhancements of boob bling will be pondered. Worlds collide when the hockey boys pay a visit to Inked Armor, the renowned Chicago tattoo studio where master artists Hayden Stryker and Chris Zelter ply their trade. Don’t miss the resulting action and insights in this Pucked series and Clipped Wings crossover novella.
Rhonda James - 2016
Now that his dream of signing with the Detroit Red Wings has come true, his goals for senior year are simple: Work hard. Score big. Stay away from love. And then he meets her. There's just one problem. She's the sister of his best friend, and he’s been warned that she’s off-limits…Cassie Rivers is a musician desperately in need of a do-over. Leaving the past behind, she transfers to GLU in search of something, or someone, that inspires her. And then she meets him. Her brother's best friend and teammate. But according to the Bro Code he's supposed to be off limits…You’ve heard what they say about forbidden fruit… One taste is more addictive than one of them is ready to admit. Will he keep skating away from love? Or has this player finally found his Jersey Girl?
A Guy Like Me: The John Scott Story
John Scott - 2016
This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight.Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He’d been in the league for over eight NHL seasons, playing for teams such as the Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, and the Sharks. Scott’s best attribute as an NHL player was dropping his gloves—never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team—the Phoenix Coyotes—traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. He’d been downgraded in his job—forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. But the fans wouldn’t back down and insisted the NHL let Scott play in the game. The league relented, and Scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player. In a true Cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game’s MVP. This is his personal memoir—detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey.
Lisa B. Kamps - 2016
Guts and glory. Hard-hitting and hard-headed players. A rise to fame and a plummet to failure. Scarred, determined, and tough-as-nails, he's never met a challenge he couldn't conquer—until he meets Monica Jennings. A single mother who's survived an abusive marriage, Monica Jennings is finally learning to live—little by little. That doesn't mean she's learned to trust and it certainly doesn't mean she's willing to open her heart to anyone but her daughter and her sister. And then she meets Sonny LeBlanc, the scarred coach of The Baltimore Banners. There's something about him that makes her want to take a chance—or run in the other direction and hide.Can Sonny teach the cautious woman how to embrace love and life, or will he lose it all by calling the riskiest play of his career?
Kat Mizera - 2016
Dom Gianni takes a lot of punishment in the hockey rink, but when he sees Molly McCarran getting beaten up by her husband, he’s ready to throw down his gloves and fight for her. But Molly isn’t about to trust another man—and Dom is already skating on thin ice with his NHL-mandated probation. Besides, how could a hotshot player like Dom really care about a woman so much older than he?Then a kidnapping ups the stakes. If Molly can’t believe in Dom, and if he can’t dig deep to save her, it might be the final buzzer for them both.
Odd Man Rush: A Harvard Kid's Hockey Odyssey from Central Park to Somewhere in Sweden—with Stops along the Way
Bill Keenan - 2016
He then becomes the youngest, and skinniest, player on the New York Bobcats, a Junior B hockey team. Later, after his hockey career at Harvard doesn’t end as planned—with a fat NHL contract—Keenan decides to play in the minor leagues in Europe, where the glamour of professional sports is decidedly lacking.Part fish-out-of-water travelogue, part coming-of-age memoir, Odd Man Rush will capture the interest of not just hockey fans, but also fans of good writing. Throughout, Keenan’s deep affection for the game shines through, even as he describes fans who steal players’ clothes from the locker room or toss empty beer cans onto the rink after games. Abusive fans, cold showers, long bus rides—nothing diminishes his love for the sport. “Because that’s the way it works with me and hockey. Even when it’s horrible, it’s wonderful.”
Samantha Whiskey - 2016
Time heals all wounds...but the heartbroken single dad has more than his share of trust issues. The playboy only lets one girl close to his iced-over heart—his pint-sized daughter who’s the center of his world. She’s the only thing more important to him than hockey, and he trusts no one with her...except me. We’ve been friends since we were kids, and I love his daughter like she’s my own, so what’s the easiest solution to help Gage out? Move in and be his live-in nanny for the season. As far as she goes, the arrangement is perfect. But her drop-dead-sexy father? Frustrating on every possible level. There is a thick, professional line drawn between us by his own hand, and despite understanding the terms, my body is practically begging him to cross it. Our chemistry is off the charts, but one misstep, and we could hurt the one person we love most. This game is all-or-nothing. Can I risk my heart on a guy who is known for the shut-out, on and off the ice?
My First Book of Hockey: A Rookie Book: Mostly Everything Explained About the Game
Sports Illustrated Kids - 2016
Kids (and maybe a few adults, too!) will learn how power plays work, how the three-period game flows, what a hat trick is, what's up with the referee's crease, and more.An illustrated "rookie" character appears on every page, guiding the reader moment by moment, and helping to make My First Book of Hockey an ideal shared reading experience between parents and their young rookies before, during, and after the game.
The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club: Official Centennial Publication
Kevin Shea - 2016
Through this journey of a hundred years of Maple Leaf hockey, fans will read of ups and downs, triumphs and tears, laughter and laments. This publication tells the Leafs' complete history and introduces fans to coaches, as well as such legends as: Apps and Armstrong, Kennedy and Keon, Broda and Bower, Salming and Sundin, but also players who wore the Blue and White and left far more modest legacies. It takes fans to Toronto's first game, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens and subsequent move to the Air Canada Centre. It celebrates Toronto's Stanley Cups and Hall of Fame players and demonstrates that through each exciting season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have forever remained our team and enjoyed the incredibly loyal support of a nation of fans. Published in complete partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and scheduled to release as the Leafs enter their 100th season, this official centennial publication includes contributions from many of the biggest names in Leaf history. Author Kevin Shea gained unprecedented access to players -- past and present -- as well as team executives to offer this book the most compelling, informed, and accurate portrayal of Toronto's historic hockey team and their important place in both the world of hockey and the culture of Canada. Combined with incredible archival photographs and a truly incredible design, this is the definitive and must have book for fans of the Blue and White.
Sugar and Ice (Love, Ice Hockey, and Other Games Book 3)
Tamara Clarke - 2016
Their past was a mixture of joy and heartbreak, and neither of them have quite learned how to move on. Then he walks into her bakery and all those old feelings rush to the surface. Eliza has been trying to get over Rafe for years. She’s even dating again. But nothing feels quite right without him. When they see each other again, Rafe isn’t the same laid-back, romantic man she once knew. She doesn’t know how to deal with everything he makes her feel and she can’t help but wonder if this is their second chance. From the moment he sets foot in Montreal, Rafe is bombarded with memories and heartache. He thought he’d moved on but one glimpse of Eliza and he’s lost again. He knows he wants another chance to prove how much she means to him but he has no idea what Eliza wants and he’s terrified that it isn’t him. X-X-X-X Welcome to the world of Major League Hockey. Join the men and women who love the game as they meet, fall in love, and play a whole lot of hockey!
The NHL: 100 Years in Pictures & Stories
Bob Duff - 2016
In The NHL: 100 Years in Pictures & Stories, authors Ryan Dixon and Bob Duff recount the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 30-team elite professional sport that it is today.From game changing decisions like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned.Some of the events you'll read about in The NHL: 100 Years in Pictures & Stories:• 1945: Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games• 1951: Bill Barilko scores his last goal—a Cup winner• 1958: Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier• 1959: Jacques Plante starts to wear a mask• 1960: Montreal Canadiens first ever five-time Cup champs• 1966: Bobby Hull breaks Richard's 50 goal record• 1971: Phil Esposito scores 76 goals• 1980: Peter Stastny defects to the NHL• 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games• 1989: First Russians play in the NHL• 1998: NHL players go to the Olympics• 2003: NHL takes the game outside• 2005: NHL installs shootout• 2015: Carey Price becomes first goalie to win four major awardsWith more than 200 images, hundreds of star players and dozens of artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame, The NHL: 100 Years in Pictures & Stories is the definitive guide to the NHL's centennial celebration.
Icing the Competition
April Cronin - 2016
Bound and Determined to take his team back to the finals and bring home the cup after watching it slip through his fingers the year before, Dean is focused like a laser beam on reaching his goals. He enjoys women from time to time, but with Stanley on the line, he has no interest in settling down. And then he sees Abigal. One look at the flame haired beauty and Dean realizes there just might be something out there he wants more than the Stanley Cup! Abigail Clement is basically the epitome of the girl next door. Beautiful, smart, and successful. With a job she loves, friends she couldn't imagine being without, and an adoring boyfriend she's crushed on since high school, Abby figures she has it all. What more could a girl want? But a chance encounter with the sinfully handsome hockey star changes everything. With one steamy kiss, Dean takes hold of Abby's perfect little snow globe and turns it upside down, shaking it up and stirring a little passion into the picture. As Abby and Dean grow closer while working on a project together, Abby is forced to make a decision... who's heart is worth breaking for a chance at true happiness?
Hound Town: One of the Best Hockey Towns Anywhere
Frank S. Sarlo - 2016
A team needs to work hard every day, both on and off the ice, to create the strength and determination required to make a run at victory. It also takes a community of people dedicated to helping in any way they can. The Soo Greyhounds have become one of the most dynamic, successful, and exciting teams playing hockey in North America, but they didn’t get there alone. In Sault Ste. Marie, it takes a village to raise a hockey team. Player profiles include some of the Greyhounds’ alumni, such as Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Joe Thornton, Paul Coffey, Adam Foote, John Vanbiesbrouck and Craig Hartsburg as they pursued their hockey and other dreams. Hound Town looks at the relationship between a team and its community as the franchise heads into its forty-fifth season. It also, demystifies the operations of a hockey franchise in the OHL by providing accurate information to assist players, parents, advisors, and fans. Through player profiles, highlights and struggles from each season, and a look behind the scenes at the amazing people who provide support, it shows that the Soo Greyhounds are an integral part of Sault Ste. Marie, and truly the community’s team. From the team’s first season in 1972 to the shifting trends in today’s game, the book provides an insider’s perspective on a seminal OHL hockey club, and what it takes to make Sault Ste. Marie one of the best hockey towns anywhere.
Cup of Coffee: A Photographic Tribute to Lesser Known Toronto Maple Leafs, 1978-99
Graig Abel - 2016
In that time span, the Leafs made more than 300 trades, signed 20 free agents, and claimed eight players on waivers while almost 100 draft selections changed hands in addition to dozens of Toronto’s own picks.Unlike NHLers elsewhere, the names of Toronto players aren’t quickly forgotten by fans. A stint with the Leafs, no matter how short, carries a certain cachet; the names and sweater numbers, and the compelling stories behind them, live on as trivia talk for years. Featuring 256 players, Cup of Coffee tells those stories with full-colour action pictures shot by veteran Leafs photographer Graig Abel. Learn about these “Brief Leafs” — their backgrounds, statistics, and memorable tales — as detailed by veteran Leafs journalist Lance Hornby.
V.L. Locey - 2016
The open adoption of Maggie and Derrick’s granddaughter will help to heal the gaping hole infertility has left in the Aho’s life. Finally, that huge mansion on the Main Line will hear the sweet laughter of a child. But the birth that the Aho’s are so looking forward too seems to be stirring up some anxiety and unspoken fears for the grandparents. As the seemingly endless night of labor drags on, power struggles that threaten to break up a long-standing friendship rise to the surface. Can both families put aside their petty differences or will this precious new Wildcat tear them apart?
Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes: Scorers, Goalies and Defensemen
Eric Zweig - 2016
Defenders: Bobby Orr Brian Leetch Chris Pronger Shea Weber Zdeno Chara Scott Niedermayer Dion Phaneuf P.K. Subban Nicklas Lidstrom Raymond Bourque Erik Karlsson And many more...Goalies: Jacques Plante Dominik Hasek Martin Brodeur Patrick Roy Vladislav Tretiak Henrik Lundvist Marc-Andre Fleury Ed Belfour Roberto Luongo Tuukka Rask Carey Price And many more...Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes is a real page-turner that will have reluctant readers and hockey fans of all ages clamoring for more.
National Hockey League Official Guide Record Book 2017
National Hockey League - 2016
The only official book of its kind and presented by the National Hockey League itself, this guide to all things hockey reflects the 2016–2017 season in an easy-to-understand format. The book is annually updated to feature new statistics, an index of every retired player since 1917, a detailed breakdown of the hot prospects for the next generation of teams, and information on all the current players.
Blue Line (Atlanta Spartans Series Book 1)
Dawne Walters - 2016
What he doesn’t have? A woman to his life with. After a steady stream of bad dates, Patrick is ready to swear off women. That is until he sees her across the room… Jane Sanderson is getting over a betrayed heart. Her ex left her with no money and no car. Abandoned. The last person she wants to get involved with is a hockey player. Yet, where better to run into one than the place she works, BLADES Sports Bar, where she sees him.... When the very charming and seductive Patrick sets his mind to something, he wins. Jane finds herself falling for him more and more each day with the things that he does for her. At the peak of their happiness…her ex comes back to town hell bent on destroying her happiness. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is ice, there is hockey…and that’s where it all began.
The Red Kelly Story
Leonard “Red” Kelly - 2016
Michael’s College to three provincial championships; and his jump into a career with the NHL where sportsmanlike conduct won him multiple Lady Byng trophies. While playing with the Leafs, he served as member of parliament in Lester Pearson’s government. After retiring in 1967 as a player, Red coached for a decade in the NHL with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. This is a fascinating biography of a life well lived — on and off the ice.
Hockey Hall of Fame Unstoppable
Steve Milton - 2016
From its first member (the legendarily intense Maurice Richard), to its last (the highest scoring American-born player, Mike Modano), the list of members spans 50 years and 54 Hall of Fame induction classes.In this one-of-a-kind, offensively geared reference, celebrate each player from the 500 Club with an account of their most impressive marker. Jean Beliveau's unforgettable three goals in 44 seconds pushed the NHL to change the way penalties were served. Bobby Hull scored two goals in the 50th game of the season to tie and break Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games record. The goals recounted here changed the shape of professional hockey.Milton and Ryan also count down the most memorable markers ever scored in hockey history -- Hall of Famer or not. From Paul Henderson in 1972 to Sidney Crosby in 2010 to Darryl Sittler's 10-point game, find out which red-light moments made the cut.Like a forehand-backhand deke, Hockey Hall of Fame Unstoppable is a top-shelf beauty!
The Hockey Song
Stompin' Tom Connors - 2016
As Stompin' Tom Connors says, "It's the good old hockey game, the best game you can name." And in this charmingly illustrated book for all ages, the classic song played at hockey games around the world is imagined as a shinny game on an outdoor rink in the middle of the city that starts with two players and soon grows to include the whole community. Clement's colorful illustrations unite young and old, men and women, and girls and boys of all races, all wearing fan paraphernalia from every team you can imagine. "The puck is in! The hometown wins! The good ol' hockey game."