book was great! It answered a lot of questions I had
about minor pro hockey, such as how much they make
and what they do in the off season. It also re-enforced
my belief that these guys have more heart than NHL
players." - Alex, Orlando, FL"
you for a great read. You should really market your
book in every minor league city. The IceBats are the
focus, but the same book could have been written about
every other minor league team. In my mind, I kept
substituting TigerSharks for IceBats, and some of
the IB players for TSharks. Same stories. Same memories.
You really captured the moment--many moments."
- George, Tallahassee, FL
I commend you on a fine read. Your book was refreshingly
articulate for a hockey book" - Brad,
Jason, as a former junior hockey player ( back in
Slap Shot days ) and college hockey coach, I can tell
you that your book is a masterpiece of story telling
about the passion for the game of hockey. Reading
your book is far more exciting than watching our home
town Montréal les Canadiens of the boring NHL.
Keep up the the good writing !"
- Marc, Montréal, PQ
bought your book to take to the UK with me. I finished
it before I left... I feel that major league sports
have left the realm of reality -- your book looks
at real-life situations and real-life athletes, leaving
me to feel absolutely certain that these guys are
just like you and me."
- D.Y., San Angelo, TX
have read it twice now. It seems to have turned into
a preseason ritual. I
grin every time I see Gunner on the bench and Brett
on the ice. Thank you
for the book and an inside glimpse of what really
happens in the CHL."
- Andrea, Oklahoma City, OK
book... Having been around minor league hockey for
too many years I found it incredibly accurate and
great fun to read."
- Jennifer, Phoenix, AZ
"I bought it here in
Canada on Boxing Day and have been spellbound by the
book until I finished it last night... The only gripe
I have with you is that I now have yet one more hockey
league to keep my eyes on. NHL, WHL, BCHL and now
- Frank, Victoria, BC
"I just finished Zamboni Rodeo and am writing
to say how well you captured the feeling of brotherhood
on a hockey team... I've been involved with the game
of hockey for over 40 years, both as a player (Jr
B) and as a Junior Referee. Your book was one of the
best I've ever read about the game I love."
- Mike, Mississauga, Ontario
"My son-in-law has played
fo the Muskegon Fury for the last eight years so I
have been a bit closer to the players and to the business
of minor league hockey than most fans. What a life!!
Thanks for giving fans the oppotunity to find out
how tough it really is to be a minor league player."
- Rick, Muskegon, MI
"I loved the book, I'm
not much of a reader, but I finished it in three days.
I would highly recommend it!! (and I'm not even a
IceBat fan, go figure!)"
- Cindy, Odessa, TX
"I received my copy in
the mail on Friday. Since I had to rush off to the
game, I didn't get a chance to start it until Saturday
afternoon. I finished it up at 2AM Sunday morning....Super
book!!! It's a must read for all CHL/WPHL fans! Oh,heck,
for any hockey fan!"
- Carol, Memphis, TN
"The setting and players reminds me so much
of Slap Shot...One of the best hockey books I have
I love Zamboni
Rodeo!!! I have read it four times and I am reading
the fifth time right now!... I hope there will be
many more books to
come!" - Meredith, Corpus Christi, TX
is just great! Having grown up with the Rochester
have witnessed many many seasons of minor league hockey...
Your book captures all the moments, both good and
bad, that personify what minor
league hockey is all about." - Greg, Rochester,