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The Home Team

(1995)
Fathers, Sons & Hockey
A non fiction book by

 
 
Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award

"A truly magnificent book." - Calgary Herald

It's the great Canadian icon: a frozen creek, a backyard rink, a father passing something precious on to his child - the love of a game. There is nothing quite so Canadian as hockey, and nothing quite so evocative in hockey as the relationships between Canadian hockey players and their fathers.

Here are the personal tales of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and Marty McSorley, told as the four NHL stars take their fathers on a hockey tour of Europe.

Here are the memories of hockey's grand families: Gordie, Mark and Travis Howe; Bill, Kevin and Gord Dineen; Murray, Ken and Michael Dryden. Here is Brett Hull's story of the famous father who was never home.

But The Home Team is about more than famous names. It is the story of the father and son left weeping in the stands at the end of a disappointing draft day. It is the story of a minor league coach and his house league son. This book is about hockey. It is also about where we live and who we are: a book for all fathers and sons in Canada.



Used availability for Roy MacGregor's The Home Team

Hardback Editions

October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The home team: Fathers, sons & hockey
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-670-85881-1 / 978-0-670-85881-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-305336-1 / 978-0-14-305336-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group Canada
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Home Team
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-301317-3 / 978-0-14-301317-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada (APB)
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October 1997 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Home Team: Fathers, Sons And Hockey
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-026829-4 / 978-0-14-026829-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Home Team: Fathers,Sons & Hockey
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-024288-0 / 978-0-14-024288-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Home Team: Fathers, Sons & Hockey
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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