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“SEAHAWK, CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD GOALIE”—A NEW HOCKEY BOOK

Hi, hockey fans

I’d like to make each of you aware of my new hockey book, which will be available on December 1 from the publisher.

imageI’ve been a goalie for almost sixty years, and still play weekly against great young players around Washington, DC and in seacoast New Hampshire.

In the late 1950s, I backstopped the Rye (NH) Seahawks, a small town team of grizzled WWII veterans who played in the fabled town team leagues of northern New England, and made it to the Boston Garden to play in NH and New England championships in the early 1950s. I was just fourteen when I became the Seahawks’ netminder.

The book is a history of that vintage hockey team and era but also reflects on the great WWII generation, pond hockey, black ice, the hockey towns and teams of New England, and the aging process for those who play contact sports.

Dave Bidini, author of Tropic of Hockey and The Best Game You Can Name, strongly endorsed Seahawk : “A fine literary descendent of Jack Falla’s Home Ice and Peter Gzowski’s The Game Of Our Lives. Like any good hockey book, it teaches us more about the world than hockey itself.”

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“SEAHAWK : Confessions of an Old Goalie” can be purchased in pre-publication from the publisher. Send $20 ($17 + $3 S&H) to :  SEAHAWK, Peter E. Randall, Publisher, Box 4726, Portsmouth, NH 03802. The book will also be in the Spring 2009 NBN book catalogue and available in bookstores everywhere and on Amazon.com by early summer.

Hope you enjoy reading Seahawk as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Bruce Valley
Alexandria, Virginia
Email : brucevalley@earthlink.net

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