Ice Time

by David Trifunov

If you can't pay to play, you have to take your best shot

Paul Bidwell dreams of playing on a hockey team but knows that his mother can't afford to pay for the registration fees or the equipment. So he plays boot hockey with his friends and practises alone every night on the open-ice rink in the park. When the flu and mononucleosis hit Paul's school and his best friend, Vincent, is laid up with a concussion, an opening is created on Vincent's team, the Wildcats. Paul finally gets the chance to prove to the other players -- and to himself -- that he deserves his time on the ice.

[Fry reading level - 3.1

About the Author

David Trifunov
DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Kelowna, B.C. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States. He is the author of the Lorimer Sports Stories novels Snow Soccer and Ice Time. When not writing, he's raising three daughters with his wife, Erin.


"Action-packed and entertaining, the novel is the latest hi-lo book for reluctant readers from LorimerÂs Sports Stories series. Filled with hockey jargon and insider knowledge of life on the ice, Ice Time will delight avid hockey fans and novices alike. TrifunovÂs detailed descriptions of complex hockey plays and strategies provide a surprising depth to the game, while the sub-plot surrounding VincentÂs concussion raises awareness about an often ignored risk. Fast-paced, engaging, and just a little bit sentimental, Ice Time is a knuckle biting glide down slick ice that will feel heart-warmingly familiar to Canadian readers."
Karen Doerksen,, National Reading Campaign
"Featuring covers clearly labeled with the sport in question, action-packed stories, and characters with diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds...sure to hook sporty middle school students."
School Library Journal
"This tale of a young Canadian immigrant who gets a longed for but unexpected chance to join a local team will score an easy goal with younger or less expert readers mad for hockey."
John Peters,, Booklist

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