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Hockey Day in Canada Book Signing with Ron MacLean, Ken Reid, and Brian Burke

January 19 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm

During the Hockey Day in Canada festivities this January, we will welcome hockey broadcasting and analysts Ron MacLean (long-time host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada), Ken Reid (Sportsnet Central sportscaster), and Brian Burke (NHL executive and analyst) into the store to meet you and sign books!

When you first meet Ron MacLean, he asks where you’re from, and he always comes back with a story. No one has crossed this country more than MacLean. In his 28 years on Hockey Night in Canada and now as host of Rogers’ Hometown Hockey, Ron has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has had great stories to tell. In Hockey Towns, MacLean shares untold stories of superstars Wayne Gretzky and Eric Lindros, of Original Six legends, of junior players who left their hearts on the ice, of blue-collar players who persevered. These tales of triumph and sometimes tragedy will resonate with hockey fans across the country. Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-author of the blockbuster bestsellers Playing with Fire, Tough Guy and Cornered, this is MacLean at his finest.

In many communities across Canada, hockey lives in the nearby arenas and leagues that forge both decades-long rivalries and unbreakable friendships. Fans show up to cheer not for distant NHL superstars, but for the homegrown heroes who define their town. These players don’t always make it to the big leagues, but they inevitably become legends. In the entertaining collection, Hometown Hockey Heroes, Canadian broadcaster and Sportsnet Central host Ken Reid tells their uplifting stories, from Pictou, Nova Scotia, to Kimberley, British Columbia—and everywhere in between.

In Burke’s Law, 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 personalities in the 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 with 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.

WHEN: Friday, January 19th, 11:00AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: in-store at Munro’s Books, 1108 Government St.

WHAT: A meet and greet and book signing with Ron MacLean, Ken Reid, and Brian Burke

HOW: This event is free to attend