Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey

UPDATE: Thanks for participating. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Justin M., our grand prize winner.

I have never played hockey myself, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a big part of my life growing up. You see, I had two brothers, one older and one younger, and both played pee wee hockey. As a child I used to have to get up at some ungodly hour on Saturdays, sleep-eat my bowl of Cheerios and head to the hockey arena with my dad and brothers. I’m sure I probably didn’t really know what was going on, except for the fact that I knew once we got to the rink I would get hot chocolate. I would sip my steaming hot chocolate and cheer on my brothers. Whenever my dad hooted or hollered, I did. Looking back now, I cherish this one on one time I got with my dad. Hockey isn’t just a sport, it’s an activity that is associated with memories, feelings and a sense of community and it really does bring people together in many ways.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey is full of fun, heartwarming and inspiring stories for hockey fans and families. Family-oriented stories from everyday hockey players and fans, as well as revealing personal stories from NHLers and hockey insiders, will captivate readers.

Do you have an inspirational, amusing, or encouraging hockey-related story to share? It could be a story about: your first pair of skates, the street where you played ball hockey, tickets to a memorable game, or any thing that makes you think of our favourite national sport. We want to read it!

In 100 words or less, tell us your hockey story to win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey and a $100 gift certificate to Sports Chek to go towards your next pair of skates.

Email your story to audrey@simonandschuster.ca (with the subject line: Hooked on Hockey) or leave it as a comment here and we will draw a winning story on November 1. We’ll also select 5 runners-up who will receive a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hooked on Hockey. 

Contest is open to Canada only (excluding Quebec). By submitting a story you have agreed to our Official Rules, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Calling all hockey fans!

With the premiere game of the 2011 NHL hockey season just days away, this is the perfect time to let everyone know about the must have hockey book of the year, Double Overtime: The Hockey Fan’s Ultimate Hockey Book by Stephen Cole.

Double Overtime tours the wild, weird, and truly wonderful moments from all of your favorite teams. Full of great stories, fun facts, and packed with pictures, this book will definitely surprise even the most hardcore hockey fans.

In preparation for the release of this book we have created a special website. At www.doubleovertime.ca you can browse inside the book, win a copy by entering our caption contest or participate in our Flickr forum. This can be through conversations with fellow fans or by uploading your own hockey photos to share with the group. In fact, the more photos you upload the better, as submissions will be considered for inclusion in the 2012 edition of the book!

So what are you waiting for!?! Visit www.doubleovertime.ca now and join in the hockey fever.

Double Overtime is in stores October 25th