Long Shot

How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada’s first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

Author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig brings to life the fascinating story of the little team that wouldn’t quit.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55028-974-9
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Sports
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAN006130, YAN053090, YAN053060
Dewey 920
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
Features Teaching Guides

Author: Eric Zweig

Eric Zweig has written about sports for many major publications. He has also been a writer/producer and written several popular books for both adults and children. He lives in Ontario, with his family.

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Lorimer Recordbooks

Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have overcome racial barriers in their lives and in their careers. View available downloads →