The Hat Trick
A NovelBook - 2010
Ricky Phillips is only a teen when he is selected to play for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. Everyone around him, including his coaches and his father, is going to make sure that he gets the ultimate prize: a chance to play in the National Hockey League. When he is selected to play for the San Jose Sharks, everyone is thrilled. But an on-ice fight turns deadly and has lasting repercussions; Ricky is forced to question everything he knows. How much is hockey worth to him?
An inside look at life in professional hockey, this story of a young hockey star's career derailed by a misplaced punch is a compelling, ripped-from-the-headlines read.