Crosby's Golden Goal

Crosby's Golden Goal

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A young boy rediscovers the joy of hockey through Sidney Crosby's famous gold medal goal.

Tyler's life has always been about hockey: hockey after school, hockey on weekends, hockey on holidays... hockey, hockey, hockey. So his parents are surprised and disappointed when Tyler abandons the game he loved so much.

But in 2010 the Winter Olympics come to Vancouver. The country is desperate to win a gold medal in hockey. "Sid the Kid" Crosby is leading the men's team, and all of Canada is counting on him to help win the first gold in men's hockey on home soil.

Tyler's dad gets tickets to the gold-medal game, and Tyler can barely contain himself while he watches the nail-biting final between Canada and the United States. Of course, Crosby scores the "golden goal" in one of the most exciting gold-medal games ever!

Seeing the joy Sidney Crosby has for the game, Tyler decides to return to the ice and just take time to enjoy the sport he loves.

Publisher: Toronto : North Winds Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781443119108
1443119105
Characteristics: 30 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: McLaughlin, Gary

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Perron57
Jun 07, 2014

awesome

SPL_Childrens Feb 14, 2013

Few Canadian hockey fans will ever forget Sidney Crosby’s “golden goal” – the overtime goal that whipped into the net past Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, breaking a 2-2 draw in Canada’s favour during the gold medal final hockey game at the Vancouver Olympic Games on February 28, 2010. Team Canada players, fans and countless Canadians cheered and celebrated Canada’s winning of the men’s hockey gold medal that day. The euphoria lasted for days, even weeks.

Mike Leonetti’s newest picture book relives the excitement of that game as seen through the eyes of a young boy, Tyler, who is lucky enough to be in attendance.

A minor hockey player, Tyler has recently grown a little tired of the large amount of time that competitive hockey – with its games, travel time, practices, summer hockey training and off-ice workouts – requires. He’s decided to stop playing hockey – but is still an enthusiastic hockey fan, especially of Sidney Crosby.

As Tyler watches the game with his father, he sees Crosby’s obvious love, enthusiasm and dedication to the game of hockey. He witnesses the team spirit, the happiness and exuberance of the Team Canada players when the winning goal is scored, and he remembers similar happy times with his own fellow players. He decides to rejoin his team, and later scores his own winning goal in his team’s first tournament.

Wonderful illustrations and a brief biography of Sidney Crosby are included at the end of this exciting sports story of dedication and perseverance, which will appeal to young hockey players and fans of any sport.

Mike Leonetti is the author of a long list of books which celebrate Canada’s rich hockey history, such as The Magnificent Mario, Number Four Bobby Orr! and Gretzky’s Game.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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Jun 07, 2014

crosby shoots a history making goal

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