Puckster is Hockey Canada's lovable mascot and this polar bear knows everything there is to know about hockey. His books are perfect entertainment for young hockey fans. In Puckster's First Tryout, Puckster and his pals are trying out for a one-time select team that will play against the formidable Russian Tigers. Each player learns a valuable lesson about the importance of being prepared and trying your best, and that making the team is not the only thing that matters.
About Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Lorna Schultz Nicholson grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. She was a co-host and script writer for an aerobic television show. Moving to Ottawa, she was a reporter for a news show, and a researcher for a sports show, Donohue’s Legends, at CJOH television. Later, she hosted, produced, and wrote all the material for her own syndicated radio show in Ottawa, titled Family Time. By this time she’d had three beautiful children and she moved her family to Calgary, Alberta. There, she did a brief stint at writing magazine articles and a sports column, and a community events reporter for a local radio station.
For the past six years Kelly Findley has been working as a graphic designer, mostly with Hockey Canada, the largest National Sports Organization in Canada. Prior to working at Hockey Canada, she worked as both an in-house designer with a variety of different companies and for an advertising agency.
Praise for Puckster's First Hockey Sweater and Puckster's First Hockey Game
"...Presented as a story with Canadian facts and symbols children will recognize, this series can be recommended to both older children already interested in hockey as well as young children who may develop an interested after reading these two picture books."
- Recommended, CM Magazine
"The Puckster series for young hockey fans by Lorna Schultz Nicholson and illustrated by Kelly Findley captures a kid's excitement about getting into the game. Puckster's First Hockey Sweater and Puckster's First Hockey Game contain lots of hockey action and adventures...."
- The Calgary Sun