Hockey is breathtakingly fast and fascinating. Ice Time: The Story of Hockey (Temps de glace: lhistoire du hockey) traces the sport from its hotly contested origins to the present days first-ever lockout of players by the one remaining league. It covers the sports surge in popularity after 1875, when it moved to inside rinks; the rise and fall, and rise again, of womens hockey; the sagas of long-lost leagues, such as the Pacific Coast Hockey Association; and more recently the World Hockey Association. Through its lavishly illustrated pages skate the players, the coaches, and the almost forgotten legends who are the reason why we love the game.
Although the book stands alone, it is based on Hockey: A Peoples History, a ten-part CBC/Radio Canada series airing in fall 2006.