Because, "The Hockey Handbook" was the first comprehensive, technical book ever written about hockey. It is still regarded as the classic reference book for hockey players, coaches and spectators. Lloyd Percival wrote this book in 1950, after studying sports coaching under Knute Rockne, and in Prague and London. It was initially scoffed at (one NHL coach called it "the product of a three-year old mind"), but Percival was unusually prophetic. European and Soviet teams adopted this book as a textbook for their hockey ...

The Hockey Handbook: The Classic Teaching Guide 1997, Firefly Books

ISBN-13: 9781552091272

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