November 14, 2011

The Salt Lake Loonie

Looking for a short, fun book that has more sports than just hockey in it?

Brothers Brett and Jesse Matlock offer a general sports book with plenty of hockey content in it called The Salt Lake Loonie: And Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know. Dwight Allot makes the book even more fun with his wonderful line drawing illustrations, while Team Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser writes the foreword.

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The stories are short and simple, making for a quick fun read. Hockey stories include:
  • The Good Old Hockey Game
  • The Life And Times of the Stanley Cup
  • Oh Canada! (1972 Summit Series)
  • "Howe" Fitting
  • The Rocket Richard Riot
  • The Montreal Forum
  • The Salt Lake Loonie.
As mentioned, there are many other sports covered in this book too. Here's a look at the table of contents: (click on the photos to enlarge)

Along side stories of Terry Fox and Wilt Chamberlain and the Boston Marathon is a history of streaking in sports. Odd yes, but it is that mixture that makes this book a fun read!

This is a fun, entertaining, little book. I would recommend it as a Christmas gift for the teenage sports fan or for the more casual sports fan.

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Anonymous,  November 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

I have read this book and it is AWESOME!!! Great Christmas Gift!!!

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