All Roads Lead to Hockey : Reports from Northern Canada to the Mexican Border, by Boyd, William T.
- ISBN: 9780803262522 | 0803262523
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2006
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"Bill Boyd has chronicled the magic of this uniquely Canadian voyage of discovery."Calgary Sun. "This is a purely enjoyable book that will put more than one smile on your face."Regina Leader Post. "Excellent. . . . A marvelous read."Books in Canada. "Boyd's book is full of anecdotes, and they come through with color as he allows his subjects tell their stories. But he is not just a Boswell copying down the wisdom of the Johnsons of the hockey world such as Brophy and Mason. He has a subtle literary way about him, capturing general trends through a few specific instances and repetitions." --Brett Conway,Sports Literature Association All Roads Lead to Hockeyreflects Bill Boyd's lengthy odyssey across the North American continent in search of hockey's roots. From Barrie, Ontario, where he reflects on one of the best junior hockey teams, all the way to Laredo, Texas, where he investigates a thriving Hispanic hockey program, Boyd vividly portrays a transnational pastime. (Texas, it turns out, has more professional hockey teams than any other U.S. state or Canadian province.)All Roads Lead to Hockeyfeatures interviews with fans, current players, retired champions, and coaches, including hockey legend Jim Brophy. Through their words, Boyd captures hockey's timeless magic. Bill Boyd has covered the Olympic Games and the World Hockey Championships for print and television. As a news reporter and editor, he has worked across Canada and abroad. He is the author of the best-sellingHockey Towns: Stories of Small Town Hockey in Canada.