Delaying the Game


Kaleigh is playing on an all-girls hockey team for the first time. She misses Josh and Sam, her former teammates. She is often frustrated by how the other girls get distracted from their game—that is until Kaleigh catches the eye of a cute older boy.



Best Book for Kids and Teens



  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (October 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550288946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550288940

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“There is more to the story than Kaleigh’s difficulty adjusting to the less physical brand of hockey. She is dealing with coming of age issues: infatuation, make-up, new friendships, team dynamics and a grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease…The plot is straightforward but compelling, the hockey action is exciting, and the off-ice scenes plausible. The current Olympic hockey fever, as well as testimonials from Cassie Campbell and Wayne Gretzky on the cover, will help sail the book off the shelves.”

Cassie Campbell, Olympic gold medallist

“Growing up playing hockey was an awesome experience. I only wish I’d had a well written book like this to read about other girls playing hockey.”

Victoria Times Colonist

“Lorna Schultz Nicholson’s colloquial language in her books ring true to our times and show how hockey-culture lives anew in each generation of Canadians.”

Wayne Gretzky

“Lorna’s books are a great read for kids and their parents. They really help teach the importance of having good values both in hockey and in life.”