Selling Points: "Hockey, sportsmanship"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2007
Fiction Ages 7-9
Eldridge Elwell skated into the Grizzlie's zone.
He got up. He chased the Grizzlies' center.
He fell. He got up.
"The new player doesn't look that good," Johnny said. He wasn't being mean. He was just stating it like a fact.
"Yes," Tom said, "he needs some different equipment."
"What equipment?" Johnny asked.
"He needs a pillow on his butt," Tom said.
When the Timberwolves get a new coach, they also get the coach's son. The only problem is that Eldridge Elwell is a terrible hockey player. The team is on the hunt to make the playoffs, and every time Eldridge plays a shift, it hurts the team more. Johnny Maverick is just as angry about it as anyone on the team, until he learns something important about the coach's son.
CM Magazine - June 22, 2007
"Brouwer illustrates his morals with physical humour and one-liners that have proven appeal with children. Recommended."
Resource Links - June 1, 2007
"Will appeal to young hockey players who enjoyed the first two books in the series."
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