Hockey Is a Battle: Punch Imlach's Own Story

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Formac Publishing Company Limited, Jan 1, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Punch Imlach's whole life has been hockey: when he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1958 he'd already spent 20 years in the game. Within three months, he was running the team entirely as coach and manager. In the next 11 years, he took the Leafs from last place to first, won four Stanley Cups, and was fired.

This is Punch's own story of growing up with hockey, and of reaching the pinnacle of his ambitions with the Leafs in the Sixties. He takes you back to the days of the six-team NHL, and to all the greats of that era - legends like Rocket Richard, Bobby Orr, Johnny Bower, Dick Duff and Frank Mahovlich.

A companion book took the bestselling Heaven and Hell in the NHL, Hockey is a Battle covers the early years in the life of this Canadian hockey legend.

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About the author (1983)

PUNCH IMLACH was born in Toronto in 1918. A lifelong hockey man, his aggressive coaching style drove the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cup Championships in ten years during the late 1950s and 1960s. He died in 1987.

SCOTT YOUNG is Toronto-based author newspaper columnist. His journalism and his many books on hockey history have won national and international awards.

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