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Title:
Blades of glory : the true story of a young team bred to win
Author:
Rosengren, John.
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Publication Information:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781402200465
Format :
Book

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A behind-the-scenes look at how the relentless pressure to win can inspire-or destroy-young men and adults alike.


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Booklist Review

Minneapolis sportswriter Rosengren, a lifelong hockey devotee whose mother sewed breezers for his G.I.oes but who never played varsity, aims to tell the story of hockey in Minnesota by chronicling a team that would animate the state's hockey culture --theefferson High Schoolaguars of Bloomington, coached by the winningest hockey coach in the state, Tom Saterdalen. Granted unlimited access to the team in its 2000-01 season, Rosengren attended every team meeting, practice, and game and became intimately involved with the team, its members' parents, and its fans. Despite some disturbing incidents, such as discovering that some players were taking banned performance-enhancing substances, Rosengren found that theaguars' quest revealed the beauty and goodness of the game even as it exposed issues troubling to youth sports. ind of a Season on the Brink for hockey, Rosengren's portrait of this highly rated team of teenagers--first ranked nationally among high-school hockey teams--its travails, and its accomplishments is not to be missed. --Mike Tribby Copyright 2003 Booklist