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News: PCC Professor Writes New Book On Hockey

Brian Kennedy, Pasadena City College associate professor of English, has written a new book titled “My Country Is Hockey,” which explores how the sport became central to the Canadian identity, and what it means to Americans who love it. 

“For Canadians, this game is so much their identity, and so closely tied to who they are, you really can’t think much about anything—Canadian politics, regionalism, the French-English issue, violence, identity—without hockey being at the center,” he said.

Kennedy grew up in Montreal playing hockey as soon as he could hold a stick. In his spare time, he covers the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings as a freelance writer.

The book has garnered positive reviews. Eric Duhatschek, a sports columnist for the Canadian newspaper “The Globe & Mail,” called the book “An intelligent and reflective look at hockey's place in the fabric of Canadian society.

“Might be the best read of the current season's hockey offerings,” Duhatschek said.

Kennedy has written two books previously: “Growing Up Hockey” and “Living The Hockey Dream.”

Release Date: 01/24/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315
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