Hockey My Door to Europe details the author’s personal - sometimes harrowing - experiences covering international hockey, especially behind the Iron Curtain, including the start of youth hockey exchanges between Canada and communist countries.
The book also provides an in-depth view of the following events:
- The author’s detainment by the Czechoslovak secret police in 1983;
- The nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, which occurred during the 1986 World Championship in Moscow;
- The defection of Soviet hockey star Alexander Mogilny following the 1989 World Championship in Stockholm;
- The fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place in November of 1989 while the author was in Moscow;
- The uprising in Kiev, Ukraine, which occurred during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, leading to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.