Safety Stars: Players who fought to make the hard-hitting game of professional hockey safer

Safety Stars: Players who fought to make the hard-hitting game of professional hockey safer

by Sue Irwin

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Overview

Professional hockey is a fast game, and a dangerous one. Skates slice like razors; a hard-shot puck can take out an eye; and the ice surface is as hard as rock, especially when skulls are slammed against it. Innovations in equipment make the game faster and more exciting -- and have to be countered by measures that keep it safe for players.

From hockey heroes like Jacques Plante, Mario Lemieux, and Sidney Crosby, to an avid 11-year-old player on a mission, there have been players who have campaigned to make hockey a safer game. They have done this often in the face of denials and opposition from league managers, sports writers, fans, and sometimes other players, too. But they've persisted and made the game safer for players of all ages.

This book tells the story of hockey's safety stars, the opposition they faced, and how they persisted and ultimately succeeded in their campaigns.

[Fry reading level - 4.4

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459408487
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Series: Lorimer Recordbooks Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

SUE IRWIN teaches in Hamilton, Ontario. Her writing has been published in a variety of children's publications and has won several awards. A lifetime hockey fan, Sue lives in the Niagara region with her husband, and spends her winter evenings cheering for her favourite hockey players.
SUE IRWIN is a teacher and author. Her writing has been published in a variety of children's publications and won several awards. Her Lorimer Recordbook Safety Stars was nominated for the 2017 Non-fiction Silver Birch Award, was on the Canadian Children Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens list, and won the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario's Curriculum Development Award. A lifetime sports fan, Sue lives in the Niagara region with her husband.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue
1 A Dangerous Game
2 Danger Between the Pipes
3 The Man Behind the Mask
4 Reality Check
5 Heads-Up!
6 The Real Enforcer
7 A Blinding Shot
8 The Great Debate
9 In a Heartbeat
10 Playing with Heart
11 A Stroke of Bad Luck
Epilogue
Glossary
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Photo Credits
Index

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