Next to the Ice: Exploring hockey culture and community in Canada

Kara Alexandra Smith, Cam Cobb, Christopher Greig

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Next to the Ice is an intimate exploration into hockey communities and culture in Canada. With six well-written essays on timely themes, Next to the Ice provides readers with keen insights into key areas of elite and professional hockey including: fan culture, franchise drama, the rise of the hockey enforcer, and the off-ice politics of hockey parents. Three university educators, parents and ex-players bring the reader inside the world of ‘rink rats’, hockey families, and hard-core fans and collectors of Canada’s favourite professional sport. Next to the Ice is a must-have book for hockey enthusiasts, fans, academics, or anyone interested in developing a better understanding of Canada in general.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherMosaic Press
Number of pages164
ISBN (Print)978-1-77161-186-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016


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