From one of the sports world's most celebrated hockey writers--a companion volume to his heartwarming Home Ice Second only to family, the game of hockey is the tribe to which sportswriter Jack Falla passionately belongs. If Home Ice let readers in ...
on the role hockey played in his early life, Open Ice takes them on a trip beyond his backyard rink to a reunion of the six living members of the five-Cups-in-a-row Montreal Canadiens of 1956-60; his chat with the legendary Alex Delvecchio; the "rink rats" of Boston, fans who played hockey at all hours of the night; and a memorable Bruins game with his grandson. A collection of essays that touches on hockey's greats, like "Rocket" Richard and the mysterious Hobey Baker, as well as the game's enduring nostalgic power, Open Ice is a treat for hockey lovers everywhere. "The literary hot chocolate that will warm your heart."--The New York Times on Home Ice Jack Falla (Natick, MA) covered the NHL for Sports Illustrated for many years. He is the author of several books, including Home Ice (978-1-930845-04-6) and the novel Saved (978-0-312-36826-5).