Queens of the Ice

They were fast, they were fierce, they were teenage girls

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

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

In 1931, a group of ten teenage girls from Preston (present-day Cambridge), Ontario, enlisted the help of the top women’s sport journalists of the era, and the Preston Rivulettes hockey team was born. Within a decade the team became so good that no other team would dare to play against them. Yet the struggles these young women faced are ones that women can still relate to today, including criticism for aggressive play and fighting, lack of financial and fan support, the right to govern their own sports organizations, and ice time that went to boys’ and men’s teams first.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-55277-720-6
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Sports
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAN006130, YAN006140, YAN053060
Dewey 920
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 4.25 x 7
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Author: Carly Adams

Carly Adams is a sports historian at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. She has written many articles on the history of women in hockey. Carly is also the Book Review Editor for Sport History Review.

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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 →