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Ice Time

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Categories: Fiction, Sports, Hockey
ISBN: 9781443148931 Pages: 224 Ages: 9-12

About this book

Rocket has finally achieved his dream — he’s been drafted to the NHL!

Following a great Major Junior career, Rocket is drafted in the NHL draft! However, thescouts still feel that Rocket needs some retooling to be an NHLer. He is sent to the AHL for seasoning, and told he should hit the weight room as well.

At home, Maddy has applied for loans for her first year of university. Rocket assuresher that he’ll pay it all off when he’s a pro. This changes when his mother is laid off andRocket’s income is all the family has — and an AHL salary doesn’t go very far.

Through his training with the AHL, Rocket will face many challenges, both on the ice andin his home life. Will Rocket once again beat the odds?


Praise for Rocket Blues:

  • Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice), shortlisted

  • Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award (MYRCA), commended

  • Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre,starred selection

  • Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children’s Choice), shortlisted

  • OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, shortlisted

". . .an extremely fast-paced novel with compelling hockey scenes. [I] appreciatehis ability to create novels for reluctant readers that deal with sensitive issues."-CM: Canadian Review of Materials


Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2017

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