The Golden Goal Book
Author Matthew Cade
And faster than you could blink—not a second, but a fraction—
Crosby shot the puck before Miller reacted.
It slipped through his pads and like that it was done,
The country erupted—Canada had won!
The Vancouver Olympics, 2010. Canada’s best hockey players battle Team USA for the Olympic gold medal in men’s hockey. The stakes are high, and the game starts off fast with both teams fighting for the puck. At the end of the second period, Canada is ahead 2-1 and the gold medal is within reach. Then, with minutes left in the third period, the US scores to tie the game. With millions of Canadians on the edge of their seats, the game goes into overtime and thirteen minutes in, Sidney Crosby shoots and scores. Sid the Kid and one of the greatest hockey teams ever assembled clinches the gold medal on home ice for Canada, the birthplace of hockey.
The Golden Goal captures the energy and excitement of the game and celebrates the tenth anniversary of this iconic moment in Canadian history. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with kids of all ages.
Ever since James Duthie read this on TSN last year, I have wanted a copy of this book for our kids. The book doesn’t have the same illustrations as the ones in the original that TSN had in their feature, but it’s the same story. The story is great and very well written. Iggy!