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  • Location: Quebec, St Justine,Montreal

The Hockey Sweater

The Hockey Sweater

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1920s – 2000s: The legend that was Maurice “Rocket” Richard

  • ISBN: 978-1770497627
  • Genre: Childrens

What you need to know before your trail

In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

Travel Guide


Joseph Henri Maurice “Rocket” Richard

August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League(NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens. He was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, and he did this all in 50 games in 1944–45. He was even the first to reach 500 career goals.

Richard retired in 1960 as the league’s all-time leader in goals with 544.

In 2017 Richard was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

In 1975 he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Hockey Sweater

Destination : Quebec, St Justine,Montreal  Author/Guide: Roch Carrier  Departure Time: 1920s – 2000

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