Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada

Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada


By (author) Ken Dryden, By (author) Roy MacGregor

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  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2006
  • ISBN 10: 0771029101
  • ISBN 13: 9780771029103
  • Illustrations note: NO

Product description

Home Game delves into hockey in all its incarnations, from life in a small hockey community and the dreams of amateurs determined to reach the NHL to the reminiscences of players involved in the 1972 Canada-Soviet series. By exploring hockey’s significance to our nation, Dryden and MacGregor help to define what it means to be Canadian.

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Author information

Ken Dryden is a former NHL goalie whose book The Game was nominated for a Governor General’s Award. He was elected a member of Parliament in 2004 and lives in Toronto. Roy MacGregor is a Globe and Mail columnist and the author of thirty-six books. He lives near Ottawa.

Review quote

“The closest thing the game has to a literary masterpiece.” –Sun (Vancouver) “This book will be the gauge against which future [sports books] will be measured.…And it’s not just a hockey book; it’s a book about Canadians and what makes us tick.” –Leader-Post (Regina) “The tale of hockey is told like never before. This is the hockey book of the decade, if not the century.” –Telegraph-Journal (Saint John) “Dryden and MacGregor have penned a tremendous read.…you’ll be moved to take up skating again. Fans of hockey won’t be disappointed and fans of Canadiana shouldn’t miss it.” –Hamilton Spectator “Go out right now and buy this book.” –Mercury (Guelph) From the Hardcover edition.