Roller Hockey Blues

by Steven Barwin and Gabriel David Tick

A summer in the city! Mason can't believe his bad luck. Just when he thinks he is going to die of boredom, a local roller hockey team announces that it's holding try-outs.

Mason dreams of spending the summer canoeing and kayaking at a camp up north with his pals from Cabbagetown Junior High. He's stuck in Toronto, though, ready to go crazy with boredom.

When hears about tryouts for a local roller hockey team, he sees a way out. But that way seems blocked at every turn: the team captain is tough on him, the coach even tougher, and finding a way to pay the league fees might be toughest of all. To top it off, his mother's new boyfriend arrives on the scene at the worst possible time. But as Mason works hard, moving from the third line to the first, he manages to work it out--with a little help from his friends.

Set against a backdrop of fast hockey action, Roller Hockey Blues follows one young man's struggle to overcome personal obstacles and stay in the game.

About the Authors

Steven Barwin

STEVEN BARWIN is a high school teacher. He is the author of several books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series including Spiked, which was Resource Links' Year's Best book, Icebreaker and Slam Dunk, both of which were named Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. He is also the author of the teen novel Trap Jam. Steven lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

Gabriel David Tick

GABRIEL DAVID TICK is a television writer. With Steven Barwin, they have written for such shows as John Woo's television series Once a Thief; The Royal Canadian Air Farce; and Street Cents.

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
1997

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