Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Hockey. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Ultimate Dad Joke Book: 501 Hilarious Puns, Funny One Liners and Clean Cheesy Dad Jokes for Kids (Gifts for Dad)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

Father's Day 2021 is right around the corner - snag this easy gift for your favorite guy! The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page. Over 500 hilarious jokes, puns and one-liners Squeaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all ages Great selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020 Grab your copy today and channel your inner dad with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!

  • Author: Hugh Murmie
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 979-8644639052
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches


2. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3¾ million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage ("tech neck”), and for people using computers. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym ― all of which are commonplace now. It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled “Stretches for the Digital World,” with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.

  • Author: Bob Anderson
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications; Anniversary edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Winter Sports
  • ISBN: 978-0936070841
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches


3. A Little SPOT of Feelings 8 Book Box Set (Book 25-32: Empathy, Frustration, Calm, Belonging, Worry, Boredom, Flexible Thinking, & Feelings Detective)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

This box set includes 8 Feeling Books: A Little SPOT of Empathy A Little SPOT of Frustration A Little Calm SPOT A Little SPOT of Worry A Little SPOT of Belonging A Little SPOT of Flexible Thinking A Little SPOT of Boredom A Little SPOT of Feelings: Emotion Detective

  • Author: Diane Alber
  • Publisher: Diane Alber Art LLC (August 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hockey
  • ISBN: 978-1951287665


4. Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

How do the world’s most successful coaches get the best from their athletes? How do top coaches design practices, inspire their players, and build teams that sustain their excellence season after season? How do they instill high-performing behaviors? Do they coach men and women differently? What about coaching their own children? Most importantly, are these secrets available to the rest of us coaching youth, high school, and college teams? In Every Moment Matters, renowned coach educator John O'Sullivan has collected hundreds of interviews with top coaches, sport scientists, psychologists, and athletes and distilled them into a blueprint for becoming a more effective and inspiring leader. Great coaches realize something that others do not: every moment matters! You must be intentional about everything you do. Whether you are coaching your local youth soccer team, leading your high school football program, or competing for an NCAA championship, Every Moment Matters will give you the tools and strategies to become the coach you always wished you had, and the coach today's athletes are craving. Get ready to have your best season ever!

  • Author: John O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Changing the Game Project (December 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1734342604
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.89 x 9 inches


5. Center of Gravity: A Second Chance Sports Romance (An Ice Tigers Hockey Romance Book 1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

"I highly recommend if you’re a fan of hockey romance, HEAs, and wonderful writing with characters you won't forget!" - Chrystal's reviews It was supposed to be only one night. But one night can change your life forever. And even the most magical nights have consequences. Emilia According to others I live a fairy-tale life. But what appears picture perfect on the outside can crumble on the inside. And holding up appearances is the number one rule for anyone carrying the Ravelli name. But what if one reckless night changes everything? Sent to Boston to manage the Ice Tigers’ franchise, can I break free from my overbearing grandfather? Matt I was betrayed and deceived. Now all I want is to win the Cup. But what if the new team owner turns my world upside down? Can Emilia convince me there’s more to this world than stickhandling? Two lost souls. A secret that changes their lives forever. An unexpected love story. Center of Gravity is the first book in the spirited Ice Tigers Hockey sports romance series but can be read standalone. If you like second chance romances , swoon-worthy characters, and triumphs over life challenges, then you’ll adore Isabella Cassazza’s story of unexpected connection. Buy Center of Gravity to dig your blades into ice-cold tension today!

  • Author: Isabella Cassazza
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


6. The Mental Game of Ice Hockey: Playing The Game One Shift At A Time (Masters of The Mental Game)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

In The Mental Game of Ice Hockey, Brian Cain, the foremost authority on mental conditioning on the ice, takes you through the process of developing mental toughness in yourself, your players and your program as you learn how to truly play one shift at a time. Join Cain as he trains you to:1. Compete one shift at a time and live in the present moment2. Become a machine of consistency by creating performance routines3. Build championship culture and chemistry and redefine the values of your program4. Develop self-discipline and live a lifestyle of excellence5. Gain mental and emotional Control and become master of your mental game6. Implement a process to take you from where you are to where you want to be & much, much more.In The Mental Game of Ice Hockey, Cain teams up with Jason Kersner, one of the top young ice hockey coaches in the world who has implemented The Mental Game of Ice Hockey system since 2007. Kersner shares his years of experience in coaching both on the ice and the mental game to help the reader make a seamless transition of the system to the ice.“This is the best book on ice hockey I have ever read.”Tim Gleason Team USA Ice Hockey 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Silver Medal“The Mental Game of Ice Hockey gives you incredible understanding and insight into the mindset of the best players and coaches in the country. Cain’s system will help your staff and players better compete one shift at a time and make you more consistent.”Kevin Sneddon Head Ice Hockey Coach The University of Vermont“Brian Cain knows the rhythm of success. He is an incredible source of inspiration, and his methods have proven to get results. This book will change the way you approach the game and will change the way you live.”Lyndsey Fry Team USA Women’s Ice Hockey 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Silver Medal

  • Author: Brian M Cain
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hockey
  • ISBN: 978-1514790601
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.57 x 8.5 inches


7. 99: Stories of the Game

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

“The Great One” weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey and the heroes and stories that inspired him. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One", he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has - but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.  For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; and shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.  Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.

  • Author: Wayne Gretzky
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies, Hockey


8. Burke's Law: A Life in Hockey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

Number One National Best Seller The gruffest man in hockey opens up about the challenges, the feuds, and the tragedies he's fought through. Brian Burke is one of the biggest hockey personalities - no, personalities full-stop - in the hockey media landscape. His brashness makes him a magnet for attention, and he does nothing to shy away from it. Most famous for advocating "pugnacity, truculence, testosterone, and belligerence" during his tenure at the helm of the Maple Leafs, Burke has lived and breathed hockey his whole life. He has been a player, an agent, a league executive, a scout, a Stanley Cup-winning GM, an Olympic GM, and a media analyst. He has worked with Pat Quinn, Gary Bettman, and an array of future Hall of Fame players. No one knows the game better, and no one commands more attention when they open up about it.  But there is more to Brian Burke than hockey. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and an accomplished businessman with hard-earned lessons that come from highly scrutinized decisions made at the helm of multimillion-dollar companies. And despite his brusque persona on camera and in the boardroom, he is nevertheless a father with a story to tell. He lost his youngest son in a car accident and has had to grapple with that grief, even in the glare of the spotlight. Many Canadians and hockey fans knew Brendan Burke's name already, because his father had become one of the country's most outspoken gay-rights advocates when Brendan came out in 2009. From someone whose grandmother told him never to start a fight but never to run from one either, Burke's Law is an unforgettable account of old beefs and old friendships, scores settled and differences forgiven, and many lessons learned the hard way.

  • Author: Brian Burke
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Rich & Famous


9. Hockey Wars 2: The New Girl

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

The Dakota Hurricanes are back for another hockey season, and there’s someone new this year! The team has already been chosen, but a late addition could change the team dynamic and the friendships and could even ruin their entire season. Mia has arrived in the small town of Dakota, throwing the girl's hockey team into a panic. The girls don’t know anything about her—and don’t want to. But could Mia be just what the girl’s hockey team needs? The girls aren’t sure about the new girl, but the Dakota Lightning boys sure are! Will Millie lose her best friend, Cam, to Mia? Or will Millie and Cam finally take the next step in their friendship? There’s only one way to find out! Check out Hockey Wars 2: The New Girl now!

  • Author: Sam Lawrence
  • Publisher: Indie Publishing Group (February 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1988656274
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches


10. Hockey Tough

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hockey - August 2021

Hockey is a game of speed, agility, power, and skill. It’s also a game of intimidation, urgency, pressure, and isolation. The best players aren’t just physically gifted; they’re also mentally tough. They step on the ice with poise, tenacity, and focus. With Hockey Tough , so can you. Hockey Tough builds on the physical skills by strengthening the mental factors that apply directly to the game. You’ll learn how to control your emotions and maintain composure, stay focused in clutch situations, play aggressively—not carelessly—and improve the team’s performance game in and game out. Throughout, performance consultant Saul Miller presents the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 40 years at every level from college to European leagues, from Olympics to NHL. With insights, anecdotes, and advice from elite players, such as Sidney Crosby, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gallagher, Ryan Getzlaf, and Mark Messler, Hockey Tough is essential to becoming a complete player on and off the ice.

  • Author: Saul L. Miller
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Second edition (June 16, 2016)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1492504092
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches