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ISBN: 0864923783
ISBN 13: 9780864923783
Language: English
The author of the book: Bruce McDougall
Edition: Goose Lane Editions
Date of issue: October 28th 2014
Format files: PDF
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On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2.

But this wasn't simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States," the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form an association to begin collective bargaining. Hockey would become big business. The NHL of the "Original Six" would be a thing of the past.

It was "The Last Hockey Game."

Placing us in the announcers' booth, in the seats of excited fans, and in the skates of the players, Bruce McDougall scores with a spectacular account of every facet of that final fateful match. As we meet players such as Gump Worsley, Tim Horton, Terry Sawchuk, and Eddie Shack, as well as coaches, owners, and fans, "The Last Hockey Game" becomes more than a story of a game. It also becomes an elegy, a lament for an age when, for all its many problems, the game was played for the love of it.

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Ebook The Last Hockey Game read Online! Bruce McDougall began writing fiction for publication as an undergraduate at Harvard College, where he was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon, a contributor to the Harvard Advocate, and a playwright at the Loeb Experimental Theater. He also played hockey at Harvard under coach Billy Cleary, a member of the 1960 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic team. Since he graduated, he has published children’s stories, humour columns, and several non-fiction books, including the first published biography of communications mogul Ted Rogers and the first Idiot’s Guide to Personal Finance.

He has appeared on local and national radio and television programs including Canada AM, Dini Petty, CITY TV's Breakfast Television and CBC Radio.

His work has appeared in Geist, subTerrain, Scrivener Creative Review, and Antigonish Review. A collection of his short stories, Every Minute is a Suicide, will be also published in the fall 2014 by Porcupine’s Quill.

Bruce McDougall saw his first NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1955. He was five years old.

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