The Girlfriend's Guide to Hockey

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Key Porter Books, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 186 pages
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Teena Spencer knows from experience what it is to live through months of hockey mania and endless weeks of playoff insanity, when your partner is sprawled on the couch, knocking back beer and yelling at the TV. If you can`t beat `em, join `em, she decided, and proceeded to learn the ins and outs of Canada`s national game. From butt-ending to dipsy-doodles, icing to offsides, The Girlfriend`s Guide to Hockey illuminates the often arcane language of hockey in clear, humourous text. It`s all here: the jargon, positions, rules, teams, top players and rituals and trivia, with details on women in hockey, including Canada`s silver-medal-winning 1998 Olympic team (who, after all, did better than the men!).

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Nick bought this book as a gift when I began dating him in 2002. He plays amateur hockey and I used to watch him play every week. This a humorous book that helped me understand and appreciate the game Nick loves so much. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

After reading this, I was finally able to tell the difference between icing and offsides. And she includes a top ten hottest hockey player list, which is much more interesting to me than the top ten greatest players lists out there. Gretzky isn't on it. Read full review

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