October 02, 2012
Book Review: Angela James: The First Superstar of Women's Hockey
A massive wind storm knocked out my power for a few hours this afternoon. It turned out to be a great blessing, because it gave me a computer-less chance to sit down and read Angela James: The First Superstar of Canadian Women's Hockey is a new book offered by Tom Bartsiokas, Corey Long and Three O'Clock Press. Adam Graves contributes the foreword.
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Dubbed "the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey," Angela James became the most dominant female player on the planet from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s. It was her rise that paved the way for the international growth of the women's game including its acceptance into the Olympic Games.
Unfortunately for James, her pioneering efforts left her a bit unknown compared to the benefactors like Hayley Wickenheiser, Cammi Granato and Geraldine Heaney. Which makes this book all the more important. Angela "AJ" James is the least known modern inductee in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Thanks to Bartsiokas and Long, we now get the chance to fully learn just who this hockey legend is.
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