A Hockey is for Everyone Book About Acceptance
The Who's Hockey story begins with our hero, Cam, finding her way in a new town after a big family move far away. And though it looks like a normal town, there's something different about it. After Cam is questioned about the shirt she is wearing and about the game she is playing alone in the school yard, it clicks — no one in this far away town has ever heard of hockey! As the world's biggest hockey fan, Cam sets out on an adventure to bring her love of the game to everyone she meets. Along the way, we learn that being a great player has a lot to do with who you are as a person.
Cam's new teammates are all a little different, and everyone is new to the game. But each exhibits extraordinary qualities from the NHL's Declaration of Principles that makes them extra special hockey players — and extra special friends. Thanks to Cam, who recognizes these qualities and knows what it takes to be a truly great player, we discover how hockey can bring a diverse group of people together, how there's a place for everyone in the game, and how, with a little hard work and magic, it can even bring a whole town to life through ACCEPTANCE.
About the authors
Jeff McLean has over 30 years experience in the communications business, with many international accolades to his name. Most notably for his work with the NHL for his invention of Pride Tape, created as a badge of support from the hockey world to the LGBTQ community. When he's not working, Jeff combines his love of travel with his love of hockey, traveling to as many NHL games as he can get away with.
Illustrator and Designer Nicola Pringle has a reputation of being one of the most talented and versatile illustrators in Western Canada. Nicola also has a storied career in marketing and communications, winning many national and international awards for projects such as NoHomophobes.com. Nicola is a proud mother of two and still makes time for softball during Alberta summers.
Terri Roberts is a copywriter and creative director from St. John's, Newfoundland. Terri has spent the past two decades creating award-winning ad campaigns for clients from across Canada and the US. She has a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University and a Diploma in Creative Writing from Memorial University.
"I was fortunate to have played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League. When I look back, I realize how important the game was to the development of who I am today — it instilled a sense of dedication, perseverance and compassion into everything I do. Whether you love hockey already, or are new to the game entirely, we can all learn something from Cams story." — Pat Lafontaine / Hockey Hall of Fame 2003