To win the Stanley Cup is the childhood dream of millions of young hockey players. It is the ultimate goal and it is the most recognized and sought-after trophy in all of sport. There isn't a player that hasn't dreamed of hoisting Lord Stanley's coveted Cup high over his head in celebration, or seeing his name engraved on its silver rings.
Now in its fourth year of publication, the annual Stanley Cup Championship book has quickly become the most sought after of all celebratory hockey keepsakes. It captures every exciting moment from the winning team's post-season play in exacting detail, with incredible photography, game stories, and all the stats a fan could dream of. Yet, the book is more than just a recap of the playoffs; it also provides a history of the team, personal biographies of each current player, and details from the regular season, including a look back at training camp, memorable trades, executive decisions, milestone achievements, the greatest goals, miraculous comebacks, injuries and more. The book will be crammed with loads of stunning full-colour photographs and packed with player and team stats. It is truly a must-have collectible keepsake for any Stanley Cup fan and will be the definitive guide and tribute to the team that did what 29 others couldn't do -- hoist the Stanley Cup in victory.
The 2013 Stanley Cup Championship book will go to press within hours of the final Cup presentation and appear in retail stores just a few short days later.
ANDREW PODNIEKS is the Globe and Mail bestselling author of more than 50 works about hockey. A respected hockey insider, Podnieks is visible at most IIHF international hockey tournaments, where his reporting of the games and off-ice stories of the players, entertains hockey fans from around the globe. Podnieks' recent titles include: Retired Numbers; Canada's Olympic Hockey History, and Sid vs. Ovi. Podnieks lives with his wife Jane in Toronto, Canada.
ANDREW PODNIEKS is the author of more than 55 books on hockey, most notably 2008's bestselling book on the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens, Honoured Canadiens. He is also the author of Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Everyone Who Has Ever Played in the NHL; The Complete Hockey Dictionary; World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF; A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs; Canada's Olympic Hockey History, 1920-2010; A Canadian Saturday Night; and Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs from the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, he has covered three Olympics and nine World Championships for the IIHF and has written extensively with and for the Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Canada. He has also worked with Canada's Sports Hall of Fame to develop web and exhibition content.