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Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic Hockey

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A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life

Father David Bauer changed lives — at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer’s dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963, that unique group represented Canada abroad and they were committed to both country and to Father Bauer. Whether shepherding the hockey program at St. Michael
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Hardcover, 360 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by ECW Press
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Eva
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Father Bauer played a huge role in the development of amateur hockey that many are unaware. Greg Oliver dwells into the early days of hockey by looking at the impact on junior players from high schools who played under Father Bauer's coaching and guidance.

The insight and dedication of Father Bauer has been crucial in the development of hockey players--both those on Canadian teams and others who have been involved with him.

Thank you GoodReads for the book.
Lance
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is hard to picture now, but until 1963, Canada’s Olympic hockey was not a collection of the best players, either amateur or professional, as is the case now. The team that won the Canadian Junior championship the previous year was sent to the Olympics and usually the results were positive. However, that was not the case in 1960 when the United States pulled off the upset and won the gold medal.

Meanwhile, Father David Bauer had a dream to create a true national team that would represent Canada
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I felt this book was wasted on me as I am not a hockey fan and I did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I think it would be an interesting read to someone who likes the sport perhaps? I won a copy of this book from the publisher as part of the Goodreads First Reads program.
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A writer, editor, and stay-at-home dad, Greg Oliver has written extensively about hockey and professional wrestling. He was co-awarded the 2008 James Melby Memorial Award for wrestling journalist from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A member of the Society for International Hockey Research, Greg lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son.

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