If you’re a hockey lover, you’re probably always looking for a way to get your hockey fix. During the hockey season, you can catch a game on TV or go to one in person, but when the hockey season is over, you’re left with fewer options. Some people may choose to play a hockey video game, or get some friends together to play a game in their free time. Another popular option is reading books on hockey. This can include nonfiction books talking about the history of hockey and other similar topics, as well as fictional stories that involve hockey. Regardless of what you read, there are plenty of great books involving hockey that can be a great alternative when you need to scratch your hockey itch. Let’s take a look at a few.
Playing With Fire – Theo Fleury
In his memoir, Theo Fleury talks about his rough upbringing. He also discusses his experiences with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as the sexual assault he suffered at the hands of his junior hockey coach. The book was co-written by Kirstie McLellan Day and is available in stores now. Despite his small stature, Theo was able to carve out a successful career in professional hockey. He won the Stanley Cup, and he also had over 1,000 points in over a thousand games in the National Hockey League.
Hockey Confidential – Bob McKenzie
In 2014, Bob McKenzie wrote Hockey Confidential, which gave fans an inside look at the inner workings of professional hockey. He talked about various stories from people who are involved in the game. Some of the topics covered in the book include John Tavares’ uncle, who shares his name with the legend of skilled statistics like Corsi and Fenwick. In another chapter, Bob talks about Connor McDavid, who wasn’t even born when the National Hockey League started. He goes into detail about how the dynamic forward could become a great player in the league. This is a great read for hockey fans.
Stat Shot – Rob Vollman
In his book, Rob Vollman talks about the various facets of hockey statistical analysis, which is becoming more prevalent in the game. He provides a great overview of how to use this technology to evaluate players. Vollman also puts the hard work of learning how to use analytics into a fun and informative context. He also explores the applications of shot-based metrics in the game. Whether you’re a seasoned hockey coach or a new student, this book will be a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about this subject.