Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of ’78, and the Road to the Miracle on Ice
Tim RappleyeE-book: $19.99
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|Cloth Publication Date:||12/12/2017|
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The city of Boston in the 1970s was the hub of the hockey world. The Bruins were hot and so was the college game throughout New England. Jack Parker's Wiseguys tells the story of some of the best college players of that era as well as that of their legendary coach. A terrific read for fans and players familiar with that rough and tumble hockey vintage.
Anyone who has coached as long as Jack did at one elite university shows that he is a competitor that brings out the best in his players. I was lucky to benefit from his passion for the game.
Jack Parker's Wiseguys brought back fond memories of the Dugout Cafe, an important part of the fabric of BU hockey. Parker is why I remain a Terrier for life.
--Mike Sullivan, head coach, Pittsburgh Penguins
This is a must-read book about a Division I hockey dynasty and its Hall of Fame coach. To this day Jack Parker has the respect and love of all his players.
--Lou Lamoriello, general manager, Toronto Maple Leafs
TIM RAPPLEYE played in the 1978 NCAA Division II hockey championship while Boston University was winning its Division I crown. He was bitten by the Olympic hockey bug while working on the 1980 Miracle on Ice for ABC Sports. He covered another half dozen Winter Games as a researcher, producer, and reporter. Rappleye later produced the 1991 NCAA Hockey championship between BU and Northern Michigan for ESPN, which became known as College Hockey’s Greatest Game. He currently writes long-form hockey stories for New England Hockey Journal when he isn’t teaching public school or playing pond hockey. Tim lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Amy, and dog Seamus.