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1 Ferguson, John. With Stan & Shirley Fischler. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1989 0139206469 / 9780139206467 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
334 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "If the Montreal Canadiens had a weakness in the early 1960s it was size. Too often, small Canadiens were being battered against the boards and checked out of action. In 1963, that problem was solved, and a big part of the solutions was John Ferguson. Chosen out of the American Hockey Leauge by Frank Selke, Ferguson showed up in training camp with a reputation as a good hockey player, and one who hadn't lost a fight in the AHL. He lived up to his reputation during his first game in Boston. At the opening faceoff, he got into a fight with Ted Green, which he won. Not only that, Ferguson proceeded to score twice in that game, which ended in a 4-4 tie. John Ferguson played for the Canadiens for eight years, until he retired in 1971. During those years, he shared in five Stanley Cups, played five hundred games, scored 145 goals and 158 assists, and spent 1214 minutes in the penalty box. An extremely aggressive forward, he acted as the club's policeman and extended his dislike of opposing players off the ice. Ferguson retired from the Canadiens in 1971 to begin a new career as a businessman. He came back to hockey as Coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers in 1976, then as General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets, and finally as General Manager of Team Canada. Having retired once more from hockey, (he) will dedicate himself to his second great sporting love, as President of The Windsor Raceway." Minor wrinkling to top/bottom of text block, tiny dent to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, minor edge browning light crease down front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS., Foster, Susan.  With Carl Brewer.  Foreword by Stevie Cameron.
2 Foster, Susan. With Carl Brewer. Foreword by Stevie Cameron. THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2005, first edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551682893 B&w photographs. "One of the most compelling figures ever to lace on a pair of skates, Carl Brewer was a gifted skater and stickhandler, renowned for his ability to control the pa ce of a game and to goad opponents into costly errors. His talents made him an NHL all-star and one of the cornerstones of a Toronto Maple Leaf dynasty. But he was also a loner playing a team game, a free spirit in an era when players were expec t e d not to make waves. Teammates and management alike wrote him off as an eccentric, an enigma. At what should have been the peak of his career, he abandoned the game, embarking on a lifelong search for meaning in his life. Along the way he met S us an Foster, and together they would discover the purpose. (This is) the story of how Carl and Susan successfully battled the hockey establishment over the issue of player pensions. Together they uncovered fraud, corruption and betrayal of tru st, ul timately helping bring down the powerful Alan Eagleson." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Henderson, Paul. With Mike Leonetti. SHOOTING FOR GLORY.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726462 / 9780773726468 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes Rob / Paul Henderson". B&w photographs. "(Paul Henderson) tells the story of the first Canada-Soviet Union series that kept Canadians riveted to their radios and televisions. Although the 1972 series was the highlight of his career, (he) has a lot more to tell. As a Detroit Red Wing, he played with such greats as Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, and Ted Lindsay and experienced the heartache of being on the losing side in two Stanley Cup finals. Dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1968, he found himself on the ice with the team that had won the Leaf's last Cup the previous year, skating alongside Dave Keon, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, and Ron Ellis. Participating in one of the game's golden eras, Henderson had the privilege of locking horns with the likes of Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, and Bobby Hull. And, like Hull, he, too, jumped to the World Hockey Association, where he witnessed the arrival of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and a new breed of superstar. Finally, Henderson describes the difficult transition he and all professional athletes must face when retirement inevitably comes." Previous owner's place and signature on front free endpaper, scattered tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
4 Hunter, Douglas. (Tim Horton.) OPEN ICE: THE TIM HORTON STORY.
Toronto Viking, (Toronto, 1994), Ist edition. 1994 0670854050 / 9780670854059 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
456 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From his Nickel Belt adolescence, mixing it up on the ice with all the other young hopefuls, to the pinnacle of his career with the Maple Leafs, to the final game of a self-proclaimed 'tired old man', Then there was Tim Horton the business man, hustling for an off-season living like the rest of his fellow Maple Leafs in the days when salaries rarely broke $20,000. (He) eventually found donuts (but) when faced with the choice of building a business empire or playing the game, he chose the game every time, in a professional career that spanned an incredible twenty-five seasons - and ended only on the night of his death." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
5 Leonetti, Mike. Forward by Frank Mahovlich. THE GAME WE KNEW: HOCKEY IN THE SIXTIES.
Vancouver Raincoast 1998 1551921987 / 9781551921983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Harold Barkley, photograpy. 
118 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The 1960s was a decade of major transition for the National Hockey League. Bitter rivalries were the order of the day, especially between Canada's two teams, as the Leafs and the Canadiens accounted for nine of the decade's Stanley Cup winners. The league doubled in size as new teams in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Oakland brought hockey to new fans throughout North America. Aging superstars like Maurice 'Rocket' Richard passed the torch to the next generation of stellar players such as Bobby Orr. Hall of Famers like Johnny Bower, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall were at their peak. Through it all, innovative action photographer Harold Barkley was rinkside, recording for posterity the greatest moments of hockey in the sixties. To his stunning colour photographs, accomplished hockey writer Mike Leonetti adds intriguing, fact-filled captions and comments. (A) treasure trove for dedicated hockey fans as well as newcomers to the game." Previous owner's place, Christmas date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, some light creasing at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
GRETZKY'S GAME., Leonetti, Mike.  Illustrated by Greg Banning.
6 Leonetti, Mike. Illustrated by Greg Banning. GRETZKY'S GAME.
Raincoast, Vancouver, 2005, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong hard cover in dust jacket (9 3/4" H x 10 1/2" D). ISBN 1551928515 Colour illustrations. "Ryan really loves to play hockey. Every year, his dad makes a rink in the backyard, and Ryan plays after school with his little brother Jason. But Ryan is small for his age and tends to get pushed around. He really wants to make the select team, but has to practice extra hard to pass the tryout. Ryan has always followed the Edmonton Oilers and his hero is Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky is small, too, but he sure can skate and score. And he is leading the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals. Inspired by Gretzky's example, Ryan makes the team - and watches his hero take on the reigning champs, the mighty New York Islanders! The late st in Mike Leonetti's acclaimed Hockey Heroes series, (this) is a heartwarming story about overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom o f s pine and flap-folds, very small dent on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
7 Lowe, Kevin. With Stan and Shirley Fischler. CHAMPIONS: THE MAKING OF THE EDMONTON OILERS.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1988 0132356236 / 9780132356237 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
356 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in 1984, Albertans rejoiced. They had waited 91 years for just this moment. When they won it again in 1985, a new era in hockey was born: The Edmonton Era. Just six years after being incorporated into the National Hockey League, the Oilers had won back-to-back Stanley Cups and rewritten half the record book. In these few years they had grown from a cocky, immature team into a championship team with character and charisma. Kevin Lowe describes all of this and more. In particular, he talks about his teammates - the magnificent Mark Messier, the Flying Finns, the unbeatable Grant Fuhr, Boy Wonder Wayne Gretzky and, of course, the controversial Glen Sather. (This) is the complete, dynamic chronicle of the team that Gretzky helped to propel to greatness, told from the point of view of (his) roommate and teammate Kevin Lowe." Slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at bottom of spine and bottom of rear flap, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
8 MacInnis, Craig, editor. (Trent Frayne, June Callwood, Hugh MacLennan, Sidney Katz, Andy O'Brien, Dink Carroll, Milt Dunnell, Jack Todd.) REMEMBERING THE ROCKET: A CELEBRATION.
Toronto Stoddart 1998 0773731288 / 9780773731288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
128 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "He has been called the 'greatest goal scorer in professional hockey history,' not least for his astonishing feat of notching 50 goals in 50 games. Yet that alone hardly explains his legend. Maurice Richard not only ushered in hockey's modern era with his prolific scoring touch and fiery play, he also came to symbolize the hopes and fears of an entire culture. Quebec in the 1940s and '50s wanted a hero and they found one in Richard - a fierce competitor, a skilful artist and a proud warrior, whose famous temper triggered one of the darkest events in Canadian sporting history - the Montreal riot of 1955. This look back at the greatest player to ever don the red, white and blue includes some of the finest sportswriters of the era, documenting Richard the hero and Richard the villain, Richard the doting family man and Richard the aging hockey legend. Passionate about everything in life, Richard raised the stakes for all of us who understand that hockey has always been more than just a game." Large gift insciption on free front endpaper; previous owner's name, place and date on half-title page; 5" line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 5" line indentatiom on rear panel, two tiny light stains on inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY., Mahovlich, Ted.  (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed.  Foreword by Red Fisher.
9 Mahovlich, Ted. (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed. Foreword by Red Fisher. THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1999, first edition. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002000105 B&w and colour photographs. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO P--- B--- MERRY XMAS FRANK MAHOVLICH 27" AND SIGNED "TED MAHOVLICH". The black marker used in the signing/insc ription has bled through the page somewhat. "Hockey fans who saw Frank Mahovlich play will never forget the combination of power and grace that defined the on-ice presence of a hockey superstar. Growing up in Schumacher, Ontario, Frank graduated f rom the St. Micha el's Majors to the Toronto Maple Leafs at age nineteen. In his first year in the National Hockey League, 1957-58, he beat out Chicago sensation Bobby Hull for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. And so began a career that sp anned twenty-one y ears in the NHL and World Hockey Association. Rich with anecdotes, 'The Big M' captures the spirit and times of a Hall of Famer career: four Stanley Cups with the great Leafs teams of the '60s' his bitter struggle with Punch I mla ch; the infamous mi llion-dollar deal with the Chicago Blackhawks; the Leafs-Red Wings trade that saw Frank hook up with Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe to form the Production Line II; the end of the six-team era; glory years in Montreal and t wo mor e Stanley Cups; the 1972 Canada/Russia series; his move to the WHA's Toronto Toros and the wild stories from a league of a different kind; the Senate appointment and personal reflections." Previous owner's place, Christmas notation, date an d s ignat ure on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
10 Martin, Lawrence. MARIO.
Toronto Lester Publishing 1993 1895555450 / 9781895555455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "He journeyed from the west-end of Montreal to the Igloo in Pittsburgh. He carried the Penguins from the NHL basement to the Stanley Cup. He has struggled with severe, chronic back problems and fought back in his battle with cancer. He's the pre-eminent force in hockey today (1993). Now, in the first full-scale biography of Mario Lemieux, Lawrence Martin takes the reader behind the mystique, examining the human and the superhuman sides of an athlete who dominates the game, as a coach once said, like a man playing pond hockey with kids." Very light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Stoddart, Toronto, 1999, first edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373189X B&w photographs. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO D__ A LONGTIME BRUINS FAN YOURS IN HOCKEY BRIAN MCFARLANE". In 1924, Charles Adams of Brookline, Massachusetts, journeyed to Montreal to s ee the Stanley Cup finals and fell in love with the game. When two new NHL franchises became available that same year, Adams snapped one up for $15,000 and set up shop in Boston. The new team was dubbed the Boston Bruins. The B r uins have been one of the most intimidating and most successful NHL teams ever since. They won their first Stanley Cup in 1928, four short years after their initial game, and have since won another four Cups. Dozens of Hall of Famers and fan fa vo rites have donned t he brown, black, and gold, legends like Eddie Shore, Fern Flaman, Dit Clapper, Milt Schmidt, Phil Esposito, Brad Park, Derek Sanderson, Ray Bourque, and the incomparable Bobby Orr. From the lunch bucket teams of the World War I era to Don Cherry's Big Bad Bruins of the 1970s, to the recent Bruin resurgence under Pat Burns and his stable of young stars, the Bruins have endured as one of the more popular of the Original Six teams, and one of the most successful hockey fra nch ises of all time." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine; previous owner's small Christmas notation and signature in ink on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
HOORAY FOR TODAY!  A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR., Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette.  (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e
13 Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette. (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e HOORAY FOR TODAY! A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR.
North Winds Press, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1979, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 1/4" H x 9 7/8" D), hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 059007623X Profusely illustrated in colour with 24 full page drawings facing 24 pages of text, describing various cultural, religious and ethnic celeb rations held during the year, starting with Canada Day on July 1st. From the Calgary Stampede, Highland Games, Caribana, and Oktoberfest, to Hallowe'en, the Grey Cup, Hanukkah, Christmas and Chinese New Year through Carnaval, the Arctic Wi n t e r G a m e s, a Ukranian Easter, the Stanley Cup, Victoria Day, St. Antony's and St. Jean Baptiste Day, the varied authors cross the country and the years to show how Canadian children have, and still do, celebrate the passing of the year. Ar ea s of l i gh t br ow ning on boards, small ghost sticker mark on rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE: 100 YEARS OF PUCKS AND PRAYERS., Shea, Kevin.  With Larry Colle and Paul Patskou.  Foreword by Senator Frank Mahovlich.
14 Shea, Kevin. With Larry Colle and Paul Patskou. Foreword by Senator Frank Mahovlich. ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE: 100 YEARS OF PUCKS AND PRAYERS.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2008, first edition. 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551683482 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(O)ne school stands above all others as the single most important contributor to developing hockey players for the NHL, and that is St. Mic hael's College (Toronto). Since initiating its hockey program, 184 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. - St. Michael's has won a plethora of team awards. The Senior squad was OHA Senior Champion of 1909 and won the Allan C u p as national champions in 1910. The St. Michael's Majors won the Memorial Cup as the top Junior team in Canada in 1934, 1945, 1947 and 1961, were five-time Eastern Canadian champions and won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHA junior champs on s ix o cc asions. The Majors also won the Metro Junior Hockey League championship in 1962 and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, having returned to Junior action after an extended hiatus, took the Emms Trophy as Central Division champions in 2002 a nd 20 04. M eantime, the St. Michael's Buzzers have won the Sutherland cup six times as the best Junior 'B' team in Ontario and since moving to Provincial Junior 'A', have won the Frank L. Buckland Trophy as OPJHL champions in 2005 and 2006. Man y o utst andi ng h ockey personalities have passed through the doors of St. Michael's College, but fourteen have earned induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame: Bobby Bauer, Gerry Cheevers, Dick Duff, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Ted Lindsay, Fr ank Mahov lich, Reg Noble, Joe Primeau and Frank Rankin in the Player category, and Father David Bauer, Murray Costello and Jim Gregory in the Builder category. And while the school has every reason to be proud of its extraordinary hockey legacy, the real r eason to bo ast is that more than 6,000 students who made hockey part of their school experience left having learned the importance of leadership, discipline and staying true to strong values." Fine/Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
Ryerson Press, Toronto, (1970, Ist PB printings). 
157 pp, 105 pp, 138 pp, PB - 3 volume set in slipcase. Illustrated with b&w photos. Interiors - previous owner's name/address on inside of front covers, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - minor edgewear, small soft crease at bottom front corn er of 'Fire-wagon', spines flat and uncreased. Slipcase has previous owner's name/address written on inside lip, light edgewear/scuffing, small split with a very small piece of surface paper missing top front corner - overall very soun d / c o m p l e t e . VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD

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