Zamboni Rodeo: Chasing Hockey Dreams from Austin to Albuquerque

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Greystone Books, Aug 6, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Follows the fortunes of the Austin Ice Bats as they wander across Texas, living on junk food and beer, practicing in deserted malls, and navigating slushy ice in too-warm arenas. Writer Jason Cohen joined the team in the locker room between periods, suffered through every bus ride, as he came to know life in desert-style hockey.

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User Review  - Jayme Blaschke - Goodreads

In a strange, surreal alternate reality, Texas had more professional hockey teams than any other state in the US or province in Canada. The teams played in such far-flung locales as Waco and Amarillo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin Kahn - Goodreads

Fun, interesting account of a season spent with the Austin Ice Bats. The book moved quickly and kept my attention. Definitely worth reading if you're a sports fan, especially one interested in minor league players and what drives them. Read full review

About the author (2003)

JASON COHEN's first SXSW was in 1990. He has written regularly for The Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone, and SPIN, and is the author of the books Zamboni Rodeo and Generation Ecch!

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