Shoots and Scores: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute
Raincoast, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Martina Bexte
ust when you thought that the
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
collection had covered every subject under the sun along comes
Shoots and Scores
, a collection of hockey knowledge that'll keep you and your entire family entertained for hours.
he book's laid-back banter discusses all aspects of the game from hockey's earliest beginnings to how the leagues work, and their long road to winning the Stanley Cup. Find out more about some of the game's greatest players, from Rocket Richard to Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky. There are sections about
Off Ice Personalities
and others about the
Unsung Pioneers of the Game
. Want to know a little more about
Accessories of Hockey
or some real characters on the ice and off? Just keep flipping the pages for loads of interesting anecdotes and snippets.
earn more about some of the most bizarre face injuries suffered on the ice and the fiasco that ensued after '
FOX TV invented a puck that had a red tail to help hockey fans follow the bouncing disc on televised games
'. Find out why some goalies are considered weird and read about a few of the
Ceremonies and Superstitions
that many players swear by. Find out more interesting facts about the irreverent Don Cherry and his dog sidekick Blue. And if you're in the mood to settle in a bit longer before vacating the throne, there's the odd quiz to test your hockey wisdom.
hoots and Scores
is a fascinating collection of facts, trivia and downright silliness about the greatest game on ice. It also makes a perfect gift for that favorite hockey fanatic amongst your family and friends.
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