Living in Minnesota, I'm surrounded by hockey fans young and old. The passion for the game runs deep here, so much so that the state boys hockey tournament has an "All Hair" team (You can check it out here.)
When it comes to hockey books, there are some gems out there. From inspirational biographies to classics like Ken Dryden's The Game, it was tough to choose just nine.
Similar to some of our other lists, we looked for some diversity in the titles we chose (fiction and non fiction). We also only picked books that we really enjoyed. If we didn't think highly of a book ourselves, we're not going to recommend it. Finally, a book like The Game is probably more appropriate for olden teens, while Iceman could skew younger to the middle grades.
Here are our favorite hockey books for teens.
Have you ever started to read a book, when out of nowhere your spouse asks you something, which indicates that multiple hours have passed?
The beauty of a truly great book is that you get lost in the story. It might be the pull of a character, the recollection of personal memories, or the way in which it's written. Great writers have the ability to pull you in, plant ideas in your mind, and make you feel something.
Hopefully you're here because you want to feel something. Our goal with today's article is to truly pull out stories that moved and changed us.
Ranking the Top 10 Sports Books Ever Written
There have been so many excellent sports books written over the years that simply picking ten was incredibly challenging. However, all of these stood out in some way, whether it was the story itself, a character that we just couldn't get enough of, or the incredible vulnerability that was shared in a book like Open.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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