Against the Boards


Peter has done it! He’s made it onto an AAA team Bantam team and is now playing hockey in Edmonton. But this shy boy from the NWT is having a hard time adjusting to city life, his new school, and host family.



Canadian Children’s Center Our Choice Starred Selection



  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (July 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550288652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550288650

Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection

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“Against the Boards would suit aspiring hockey players from grade 4 through grade 8. Peter’s experience would be recognized by any young players attempting to move up in hockey’s hierarchy.”

January Magazine

“Lorna Schultz Nicholson’s third book featuring a young player from the Northwest Territories is a winner. And it’s crystal clear that Schultz Nicholson understands the world of hockey and has probably logged a few hours in arenas herself. More importantly, it’s obvious that she understands the nature and temperament of the superior player, the things that set him apart…Against the Boards is warm without being sappy and absolutely satisfying. Readers aged eight to 13 will enjoy meeting Peter and facing his special challenges.”