Tropic of Hockey

Dave Bidini plays guitar for one of my favourite bands, Rheostatics. He’s also an excellent writer. This weekend, my friend Brad lent me his new book, Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places. I hate hockey. But I love this book. In it, the author travels to places like China, the United Arab Emirates, and Transylvania to see hockey being played in it purest form, by amateurs with no contracts, no fancy equipment, sometimes even no ice. So far, it’s hilarious and even a bit moving. If it results in my liking hockey, it will only be with the sense of regret that the North American game will never be that pure again.

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