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February 10, 2014 10:08 AM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations on film and literature featuring ice hockey. Details inside.
posted by sapien to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm gripped with Winter Olympics fever. In particular, ice hockey has always been a casual interest of mine but with time differences (GMT v EST/PST) I have always missed out. Now that I've been watching two games a day for the past 3 days at Sochi, I'm thirsty for more. The BBC showed an amazing piece on the 1980 Miracle on Ice and that is also interesting to me.
I feel like my knowledge of the actual game is good but I want to learn more about the spirit that comes with the game. I want to see how a love of hockey affects players, teams, communities etc. I feel like looking to film and literature would help. Any recommendations of films to watch or books to read that will help me understand the ice hockey spirit would be helpful.
Just a few specifics -
1. I'm interested in ice hockey played by any/all genders.
2. I'm interested in ice hockey played in any era. Time isn't relevant.
3. I'm interested in ice hockey played anywhere in the world. Location isn't relevant.
4. As far as literature is concerned, I'm more interested in fiction than non-fiction. Both are welcome though.
Thanks in advance.