Hockey: My Door to Europe - Denis Gibbons

$25.00 CAD
  • Hockey: My Door to Europe - Denis Gibbons

Hockey: My Door to Europe - Denis Gibbons

$25.00 CAD
$25.00 CAD

Hockey My Door to Europe details the author’s personal - sometimes harrowing - experiences covering international hockey, especially behind the Iron Curtain, including the start of youth hockey exchanges between Canada and communist countries. 

The book also provides an in-depth view of the following events:

- The author’s detainment by the Czechoslovak secret police in 1983;

- The nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, which occurred during the 1986 World Championship in Moscow; 

- The defection of Soviet hockey star Alexander Mogilny following the 1989 World Championship in Stockholm;

- The fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place in November of 1989 while the author was in Moscow;

- The uprising in Kiev, Ukraine, which occurred during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, leading to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

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