the first family of hockey. Continuing in the tradition,
Brian Conacher brings 55 years of experience in the sport
to life in As the Puck Turns . He is the son of legend Lionel
Conacher, Canadas Athlete of the First Half-Century (1900-
1950), as well as the sixth family member to have played in
the NHL. Playing in minor and major leagues, on Canadas
Olympic and National teams, and then going on to coach
and manage teams at the major professional level like the
Edmonton Oilers, Brian knows and understands the game
inside and out.
In his years of hockey, Brian has seen the realities of the
world of sport at every level and from many angles. From the
early stages of his career, Brian offers up childhood memories
about stars like Maurice Rocket Richard and Gordie Howe,
playing at Maple Leaf Gardens and managing the building
in later years. He shares his insights on the influence of the
NHL, on the sport, and what it is like to have been on the
last Leafs team to win the Stanley Cup.
As the Puck Turns is a fascinating personal journey through
the hockey arena and what an iconic figure of the sport sees
for the future of his beloved game.
Keywords: SPORTS & RECREATION / General SPO000000