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Open Ice
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Open Ice

By David Trifunov

$12.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Set in a co-ed environment, Open Ice follows Vancouver, British Columbia, teens Jillian and Jacob, who must attempt to deal with their problems through communication, problem-solving and teamwork, not unlike the typical methods kids see when dealing with challenges. Touching on the sports-based — as opposed to social — pressures that discourage girls from continuing in team sports as they get older, Open Ice handles the issue of sexism in sports in a positive way.

Jill may not be the best hockey player, but she has spirit and loves to play. Her great attitude and dedication even got her named captain of her girls' team. As their winning season ends, Jill knows she'll miss hockey and her teammates. So when she hears about co-ed three-on-three summer hockey, Jill doesn't think twice about signing up, thinking it'll give her the chance to improve her game. But playing with boys isn't what she expected. They don't take co-ed hockey seriously enough for Jill's liking, and they don't pass to girls unless the rules say they need a "girl goal." Jill needs to figure out a way to make them all good teammates — boys and girls — to make this new style of hockey feel like the game she loves.

"An excellent addition to any school library and would certainly help with dialogue on fairness and equality in recreational sports."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Written as an excellent play-by-play in the world of competitive hockey for young players."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

DAVID TRIFUNOV is an award-winning sportswriter whose previous titles for Lorimer Kids and Teens include Ice Time, Snow Soccer and Free Runner. He lives in Kelowna, B.C.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 16th February 2021
ISBN: 9781459415348
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st August 2021
ISBN: 9781459415362
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 16th February 2021
ISBN: 9781459415355
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFM, YFR, YXS
BISAC Code:  JUV014000, JUV032000, JUV032110, JUV039060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.0
Lexile Reading Level: 620L

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