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Title:
How hockey works
Author:
Thomas, Keltie, 1966-
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Maple Tree Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 22 x 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Owl books.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 2.0 60543.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781894379359

9781894379366
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Have you ever thought about the game of hockey... scientifically? How Hockey Works, by Keltie Thomas, holds a bevy of fascinating scientific and behind-the-scenes facts about our favorite winter sport. Not just for hockey fans and players, How Hockey Works will also surprise non-enthusiasts with stunning statistics, fascinating facts and awesome anecdotes. Kids, coaches and hockey parents will all love the practice tips as well as the stories and photos of legendary players. Learn all about the history and lore of the game of hockey, the development of equipment and safety practices, everything you ever wanted to know about ice, as well as stories from men's and women's leagues. From the physics of speedy, powerful skating to the all-important science of explosive moves (the slapshot and body check) to the science of sports medicine, this book has everthing to increase enjoyment at every level. That includes tips on scoring goals! Special Features: Legends of the Game: stories from hockey's history including how some rules came to be (like why rubber rodents were banned from the ice) Quick Shots -- quick facts about the game Timelines, with archival photos showing the progression of hockey equipment over time -- you'll be amazed at the technology we've developed! Hockey Card sidebars, featuring players from the NHL, Women's pro hockey and others Quick Answers to Speedy Questions tips to improve your game, from exercises you can do, to understanding plays to finding the right gear a Glossary jam-packed with all the terms and information to make any reader an expert at the basics of the game fully updated with information from the 2002 Winter Olympics.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Although this is primarily for hockey fans, there's enough interesting information here for those who have a casual interest in the sport. The book employs bright colors and an inviting format that mixes photos, cartoon-style information, and blocks of text to give a well-rounded picture of hockey. Readers will learn, among many other things, what makes ice so slippery, how a puck is made, the superstitions players have, and which hockey gear is required for the sport, as well as how-to information about playing the game, such as tips on speed skating and body checking. Packed with facts and plenty of appeal. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-This delightful book for beginning and experienced players features tips to perfect an athlete's game, the science behind each activity, quick-shot facts, and stories from former and current pros. Numerous solutions to questions such as why ice is slippery and what makes a hockey stick feel right are offered. Attractive full-color photos, cartoons, and diagrams appear on every spread. A list of rules and regulations as well as a "Hockey Talk" glossary are appended. An appealing presentation that's chock-full of information.-L. R. Little, Penticton Public Library, British Columbia, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: How Does Hockey Work?
Legends of the Game: The Night the Puck Was Born
Chapter 1 Playing on Thin Ice
All About Ice
Hockey's Ice Ages
The Rink
The Zamboni
Quick Answers to Speedy Questions
Legends of the Game: It's Raining Rats and Rats
Chapter 2 Great Skate, Fast Player!
Speedy Skating
Great Skates
Quick Answers to Speedy Questions
Skating Through Time
Legends of the Game: How Dull Blades Turned into a Sharp Edge
Chapter 3 That's the Way the Puck Bounces
Puck with Personality
Making a Batch of Rubber Pies
Keeping It Cool
Try This
Legends of the Game: When the Puck Came Unglued
Chapter 4 Tricky Sticky Science
Pick a Stick
Sticky Business
Time's Stick Picks
Quick Answers to Speedy Questions
Legends of the Game: When Sticks Made the Puck Go Bananas
Chapter 5 The Gear
Player Gear
Goalie Gear
Legends of the Game: The Man Behind the Mask
Chapter 6 The Complete Athlete
The Body
What's Up, Doc?
The Mind
Legends of the Game: The Greatest One of All
Chapter 7 The Science of Explosive Moves
The Slapshot
Quick Answers to Speedy Questions
The Physics of Body Checking
Try This
Legends of the Game: The Ultimate Hit Man
Chapter 8 Shooter vs Goalie
The Shooter's Illusion
Try This
The Goalie's Angle
Try This
The Breakaway Duel
The Goalie
Legends of the Game: Sharp Shooter Stopped Cold
Rules and Regs
Hockey Talk
Index