An extremely fast-paced and physical game, ice hockey is one of the four major North American professional sports and a popular event at the Winter Olympics. Providing an overview of the origins and history of ice hockey and current issues affecting the game, this book presents clear and readable descriptions of the scientific principles and concepts relevant to the sport, the biomechanics and physiology involved for the players, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with the game.
"By combining science and sports, the publisher has figured out a way to engage teenagers in learning about the physical and psychological needs of each sport, about the physical science concepts involved in playing each sport and about the treatment of sports-related injuries. Recommendations: All middle school and high school libraries need this series. The science teacher could organize the science curriculum around it or use it as a resource when teaching a particular lesson."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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