The Goal

The Goal

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Andrew Caddell, Dave Stubbs and Philip Caddell have written for readers of all ages a wonderful collection of short stories about Canada's passion for hockey. Ranging from the 1935 Stanley Cup to the present day, The Goal is a salute to the fans who pay to watch, the kids who play the game and the players who never made it. "I have always maintained that you cannot understand a country until you understand the game it plays most passionately. This, then, is more than a book about hockey-it is about the very soul of Canada." Roy MacGregor, Author of Home Team (Governor General's Award Finalist) "You can feel the cold and hear the cut of skates on a backyard rink-these stories about one family's love of the game will resonate with anyone who's worshipped a hockey hero or played the game at any level." Roger Smith, former CTV News Reporter "There is a timeless charm to the stories of The Goal. They bridge the old-timer's longing for past glory with the rookie's discovery of Canada's greatest game." The Ottawa Review of Books
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 218g
  • English
  • 1928049427
  • 9781928049425

About Dave Stubbs

Andrew Caddell has been a reporter and broad-caster in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, St. John's and Geneva, Switzerland and has been published in several Canadian newspapers. He has also worked for the UN in Europe and Asia and for the Government of Canada. He lives in Ottawa and Kamouraska, Quebec. He plays old-timers' hockey twice a week, and is a sometime goaltender. Dave Stubbs is a columnist/sports feature writer with the Montreal Gazette. He has been a sportswriter since 1976. Stubbs kept thick hockey scrapbooks filled with game summaries and Red Fisher's Montreal Star stories, collected dozens of Bee Hive Corn Syrup photos and put a fortune of hockey cards through the spokes of his bikes. His fantasy is to travel back in time to the 1950s and watch the great Canadiens dynasty that won five consecutive Stanley Cups. Or a decade earlier, to watch Elmer Lach centre Rocket Richard and Toe Blake on the fearsome Punch Line. Until then, Stubbs is happy to tell the stories of the men behind the game, profiling the superstars of yesterday and today. Philip "Pip" Caddell (1913-2004) was a wonder-ful storyteller. While he never played hockey, he loved the game. Born in Canada and raised in Scotland, he returned to this country as a teenaged immigrant. He enlisted for the Second World War in 1939, served in combat with the Royal Canadian Artillery and was promoted to Captain in the field. After the war, he worked as a brewmaster and personnel manager, and worked in dozens of community organizations. Philip Caddell was a proud Canadian until the day he died. And for him, hockey was synonymous with his nationality.
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