Kary Carkner (wife of New York Islanders player Matt Carkner) and Pam Helmer (wife of former NHL player Bryan Helmer) have teamed up with illustrator Steven Snider to produce the fantastic new hockey/Christmas children's book Hero's Ho Ho Ho Hockey Dream.
This book immediately comes alive with vibrant colours and drawings by Snider, but then is upped even more by the infectious energy from the two writers.
In the story our little Hero (that's actually his name!) plays a dream hockey match at the North Pole with Santa Claus and a bunch of elf hockey stars that not-so-suspiciously remind us of NHL stars (Daniel E-L-Fredsson - that's awesome!). Hero loves hockey, and he loves Christmas. But as amazing as his experience is, he realizes what is most important in life - his family. His Mom. His dad. And even his little sister.
It's a good read with an important lesson. It is the perfect story for your little hockey fan as Christmas nears.
And remember: Anyone can be a hero - go be a hero!