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Skates, Sticks, and Men The History of Amateur Hockey

If you’re a hockey fan, or know one, you need this book safe. I played a little street hockey growing up, but never ice hockey because I couldn’t afford the equipment. It’s an expensive sport. At one point I found some old skates and would hike up to the reservoir, shovel it off and skate. It was a blast. I started getting pretty good, too. Like with any other sport, I would try to emulate what I saw on TV. That didn’t always work in my favor. I was trying out some figure skating moves for some reason and, I don’t know what the move I was trying is called, but it involved skating on one leg while the rest of my body kind of simulated me flying. I hit a snag in the ice, ending the simulation and beginning some actual flying. I landed in a full belly flop and bruised the hell out of my ribs. It was tough to breathe for at least a week.

Skates, Sticks, and Men The History of Amateur Hockey is one of the coolest looking books I’ve seen and is in incredible shape for its age. The silver type on the spine pops against the rich light blue cover, as does the green Bobby Orr graphic on the front. The actual photo of Orr is on the inside cover, with a great goalie photo in the compartment if you’re the foamless type.

By S. Kip Farrington

Published 1972

Compartment Size: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x 7/8″

Book Size: 7 3/4″ x 10 1/4″ x 1 1/8″

Weight2.35 lbs
Dimensions11.25 × 8.75 × 6 in


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