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Open Ice

by David Trifunov
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: hockey, girls & women, friendship

Set in a co-ed environment, Open Ice follows Vancouver, British Columbia, teens Jillian and Jacob, who must attempt to deal with their problems through communication, problem-solving and teamwork, not unlike the typical methods kids see when dealing with challenges. Touching on the sports-based — as opposed to social — pressures that discourage …

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Northern Star

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: hockey, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

It seems Peter Kuiksak's star just keeps rising. The young hockey hero from the Northwest Territories is the top player in his league, being pursued by agents, and becoming something of a celebrity in his adopted city, Edmonton. But being the centre of attention isn't all it's cracked up to be. It seems no one sees Peter as just Peter anymore — l …

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Hockey Superstars: 2019 - 2020

by Paul Romanuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: hockey, sports & recreation

Discover today's greatest hockey stars!

For over thirty years kids (and their parents) have looked forward to Paul Romanuk's annual Hockey Superstars books!

As always, this year seventeen of the NHL's superstars are profiled, with glossy, full-page, full-colour photos, with bios, previous-season stats, and pull-out interview quotes. Hockey Superstars …

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The Playmaker

by Alex O'Brien
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: hockey, city & town life, country life, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying, prejudice & racism

With no team in rural Innisfil, Zoey tries out for Bantam girls team the Barrie Sharks. She makes the cut and, knowing that the income from her family's farm won't cover the fees, pushes herself to overcome her shyness and try to raise her own funding. Zoey's talent and eagerness on the ice impress Coach Mikom, team captain Tia, and goalie Anika. B …

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Empty Net

by David Starr
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: hockey, native canadian, death & dying, country life

Fourteen-year-old Madeline Snow is the star goalie and captain of her girls rep hockey team in Burnaby, British Columbia. So when her RCMP sergeant father moves the family to his new posting in Fort St. James, a remote town in northern BC, she feels like she is losing a lot.

In her new town Maddie is more unhappy than ever. Things begin to turn arou …

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Called Up

by Steven Sandor
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 2
tagged: hockey, values & virtues, new experience, emigration & immigration

For thirteen-year-old David Timko, making the Bantam A hockey team is everything. So when he doesn't make the cut and is forced to play house league, his bad attitude soon gets him benched. Even worse, his new friend at school, Omar, shows a complete lack of understanding of David's problem.

Omar, on the other hand, has problems of his own. A recent …

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