Fighting for Gold


Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men’s and women’s hockey – but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men’s Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through determination, guts and guile, they overcame all obstacles to win gold.



Nominated for the Red Cedar Award



  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (September 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552770303
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552770306

Nominated: Red Cedar award for non-fiction

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“Throughout this book, author Lorna Schultz Nicholson demonstrates both her ability to tell a good story and her thorough hockey knowledge. The book is fast-paced and action-packed, but also very empathetic towards the struggles and amazing achievements of the members of the team. Readers will find themselves drawn into the personal challenges that the team members overcame to win gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games.”

Gregory Bryan CM – Volume 15 – Number 12

“The short, fast-paced and simple chapters are likely to appeal especially to struggling young readers with an interest in hockey.”