The Game of Our Lives

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Heritage House Publishing Co, Apr 25, 2014 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages

In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. While the story of the early Oilers embodies the book, The Game of Our Lives is much more than a retelling of one season in the life of an NHL team.

Unlike any book ever written in the annals of hockey, Gzowski beautifully weaves together the anatomy of a modern NHL team with the magnificent history of the game to create one of the best books about hockey in Canada. Here are the great teams and the great players through the ages—Morenz, Richard, Howe, Orr, Hull—the men whose rare and indefinable genius on the ice exemplified the speed, grit and innovation of the game.

This is also a book for anyone who as a kid dreamed of making the NHL and never lost the love and thrill of the game. It captures the sheer delights of hockey, especially when played outdoors. Gzowski writes: "With the first frost, the workmen would begin to flood, so that well before Christmas we could skate, and each day after school and all day on weekends, until spring softened the ice, we would give our lives to the game."

This is a book about hockey like no other.



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The much-loved, long-time host of CBC Radio's Morningside, Peter Gzowksi was one of Canada's best-known and most respected journalists. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, winner of several broadcasting awards and the recipient of several honorary doctorates. In addition to The Game of Our Lives, Gzowski wrote many bestselling books. His last book, A Peter Gzowski Reader, was published shortly before his death early in 2002.

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