To Hold It High: Four Generations of Hockey's Most Storied Franchise (Unabridged) To Hold It High: Four Generations of Hockey's Most Storied Franchise (Unabridged)

To Hold It High: Four Generations of Hockey's Most Storied Franchise (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

To you from failing hands we throw/The torch, be yours to hold it high: This is the inscription from John McCrae's famous poem "In Flanders Fields" which has adorned the dressing room of the legendary Montreal Canadiens since 1952, inspiring every subsequent generation of players.

But this is not just another sports book about the on-ice exploits of famous heroes. 

To Hold It High is a saga of four generations who played for the same professional sports franchise, a feat not duplicated in any pro sport on the planet. This family story is intertwined with a history of a hockey team, a province, and a country. The history of the team cannot be told without mention of this family. The story of the family cannot be told without mention of the team. Even though so many individual greats have undeniably held and passed the torch before, and will do so again, no family but this one has gone through so much to hold that torch so high, pass it so often, and mark their place in Habitants history for so long.

A fast-paced collaboration by best-selling author Paul Deepan and raconteur extraordinaire Danny Geoffrion, To Hold it High traces the hockey lineage of Danny’s grandfather Howie Morenz, his father Boom-Boom Geoffrion, himself, and his son Blake, all of whom played for the Canadiens (Les Habitants, to their legions of adoring fans). 

From the tragedies of on-ice collisions that ended lives and careers, to the hilarity of locker room rookie initiations, To Hold It High gives the listener a rare and authentic behind-the-scenes insight into the life of a professional athlete. Any student of the fastest game on Earth will love this book, as will any fan of Les Habitants

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
BA
Bob Allen
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:21
hr min
RELEASED
2024
9 July
PUBLISHER
My Content Matters
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
468.3
MB