Overview:Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Miracle on Ice - Over the winter of 1977-78, anyone within shouting distance of a two-mile stretch of Boston's Commonwealth Avenue-from Fenway Park to the trolley curve at Packard's Corner-found themselves pulled into the orbit of college hockey. The hottest ticket in a sports-mad city was Boston University's Terriers, a team so tough it was said they didn't have fans-they took hostages. Eschewing the usual recruiting pools in Canada, Jack Parker and his coaching staff assembled a squad that included three stars from nearby Charlestown, then known as the "armed robbery capital of America."Jack Parker's Wiseguys is the story of a high-flying, headline-dominating, national championship squad led by three future stars of the "Miracle on Ice," the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that beat the heavily favored Soviet Union. Now retired, Parker is a thoughtful statesman for the sport, a revered figure who held the longest tenure of any coach in Boston sports history. But during the 1977-78 season, he was just five years into his reign-and only a decade or so older than his players. Fiery, mercurial, as tough as any of his tough guys, Parker and his team were to face the pressure-cooker expectations of four previous also-ran seasons, further heightened by barroom brawls, off-the-ice shenanigans, and the citywide shutdown caused by the biggest blizzard to ever hit the Northeast. The '78 season was to be Parker's watershed, a roller-coaster ride of nail-biting victories and unimaginable tragedy, played out in increasingly strident headlines as his team opened the season with an unprecedented twenty-one straight wins. The first loss of the year eliminated the Terriers from their league playoffs and possibly from national contention; hours later Parker's wife died from cancer. The story of how the team responded-coming back to win the national championship a week after Parker buried his wife-makes a compelling tale for Boston sports fans and everyone else who feels a thrill of pride at America's unlikely win over the Soviet national team-a victory forged on Commonwealth Avenue in that bitter, beautiful winter of '78.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781512601558. It was written by the following authors: Tim Rappleye. Book Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Miracle on Ice, which can be read online, published by the company: University Press of New England. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Sports Books, Biography. The book was published on 2018-01-23 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Jack Parker's Wiseguys: The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Miracle on Ice has PDF format and is called jack-parkers-wiseguys-the-national-champion-bu-terriers-the-blizzard-of-78-and-the-miracle-on-ice.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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