by Steve Seftel
This is a story about my hockey odyssey and passion for the game. My compelling journey starts on a schoolyard rink in Kitchener, Ontario. Filled with inspiring memoirs, people, relationships, players, and coaches, including chance childhood meetings with Darryl Sittler and Wayne Gretzky. Along the way, young dreams turn into reality as I play my first NHL game at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, starting on a line with Dale Hunter and John Druce. Impassioned coaches I played for like Bryan Murray, Terry Murray, Barry Trotz, and Doug MacLean influenced my love of the sport and outlook on life. Truthful hockey experiences, while suffering silently from mental health issues I didn't understand, grew in my teen years. Full of entertaining, thoughtful stories, SHATTERED ICE, is a hockey journey, a Canadian hockey journey, my journey!