Queens of the Ice: They Were Fast, They Were Fierce, They Were Teenage Girls (Lorimer Recordbooks) (Paperback)

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Queens of the Ice: They Were Fast, They Were Fierce, They Were Teenage Girls (Lorimer Recordbooks) By Carly Adams Cover Image
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In 1931, a group of ten teenage girls from Preston (present-day Cambridge), Ontario, enlisted the help of the top women's sport journalists of the era, and the Preston Rivulettes hockey team was born. Within a decade the team became so good that no other team would dare to play against them. Yet the struggles these young women faced are ones that women can still relate to today, including criticism for aggressive play and fighting, lack of financial and fan support, the right to govern their own sports organizations, and ice time that went to boys' and men's teams first.

About the Author


CARLY ADAMS is a sports historian at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. She has written many articles on the history of women in hockey, including the Preston Rivulettes. Carly is also the Book Review Editor for the academic journal, Sport History Review. She is a member of the North American Society of Sport History and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781552777206
ISBN-10: 1552777200
Publisher: Lorimer Children & Teens
Publication Date: March 14th, 2011
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Lorimer Recordbooks