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Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada

Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. A new book by the co-author of the national bestseller Cornered.

When you first meet Ron MacLean, he asks where you're from, and he always comes back with a story. No one has crossed this country more than MacLean. In his 28 years on Hockey Night in Canada and now as host of Rogers' Hometown Hockey, Ron has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. Now, in this new book, MacLean is back, with brand new tales from across the country.

These are stories you've never heard before. From London to Castlegar, Medicine Hat to Trois Rivieres, from Bantam to Junior B to the NHL, our country is full of great characters: Players, coaches, hockey moms and hockey dads; rivalries, practical jokes, careers that grew out of nothing and "can't lose" prospects who flamed out too soon; spectacular triumphs, heart-breaking tragedies and tales of friendship, betrayal, love and loyalty—all compelling, entertaining and inspiring.

ISBN: 9781443436908
Published: 10/2105
HarperCollins Canada

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Maclean’s magazine calls her ‘Canada’s Ice Queen’ and the Globe and Mail says she’s ‘Hockey's leading muse’. Kirstie McLellan Day is best known for the back to back to back bestsellers she co-wrote with Bob Probert, Ron MacLean and Theo Fleury. Fleury's Playing With Fire spent more than six months at the top of the Canadian bestseller list. Kirstie was a finalist for the prestigious 2010 Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award. She adapted the book into a play and in May 2012 won the Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Best Production of the Year.

Kirstie is CEO of Pyramid Productions Inc. Formed in 1983, Pyramid’s first series, The Movie Show, aired for 17 years and was broadcast in over 70 countries. Kirsite’s writing career began with a WIC Network development deal on a scripted drama she created called, Cyrano de Bow Wow.

Kirstie's specialty is finding the voice of her subjects and telling people's stories. She has worked as Head Writer on documentaries, reality and scripted series, including Theo Fleury (HBO), Jann Arden (CTV), Ian Tyson (CBC), Wild Horses of the Canadian Rockies (Animal Planet), Wild Obsession (Discovery) and numerous episodes of Biography (A&E). Kirstie has written and made television for PBS, CTV, CBC, Global and Shaw Media, Citytv, W Network, Cosmo, CMT, Movie Central, The Movie Network, Bravo!, Slice, TVtropolis, Animal Planet, Court TV, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet. She also wrote an entertainment column for The Calgary Herald for six years and currently serves as executive producer and senior writer on Celebrity Style Story, a 60 episode series for E! Canada.

Kirstie was born in Saskatchewan and studied drama at the University of Regina. She moved to Alberta in 1973 and has since worked as a private detective, investigative journalist, columnist, television host, producer and CEO of Pyramid Productions Inc. She and husband, broadcaster Larry Day have five children and three grandchildren.

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