Canada on Ice: Fifty Years of Great Hockey


347 pages
Contains Photos, Bibliography
ISBN 0-670-88037-X
DDC 796.962'0971




Edited by D'Arcy Jenish and Michael Benedict
Reviewed by Janet Money

Janet Money, a former sports editor of the Woodstock Daily
Sentinel-Review, is a Toronto-based freelance writer.


Canada on Ice is a collection of hockey-related articles from the last
50 years of Maclean’s magazine. Howie Morenz, Gordie Howe, Wayne
Gretzky, Bobby Hull, the 1972 Summit Series against Russia, and Mario
Lemieux are among the great personalities and events covered in the
articles. Trent Frayne, Roy MacGregor, and Jack Batten are among the
book’s many fine contributors. June Callwood, although not known for
sports journalism, contributes an insightful profile of Maurice Richard.

The chronological arrangement of the articles allows for a
retrospective look at the nature of the magazine sports-feature article;
there were far fewer quotes and more description—less show and more
tell—in the articles from the earlier decades covered in the

Canada on Ice is a terrific gift book, something to dip into again and
again while waves of nostalgia roll over you.


“Canada on Ice: Fifty Years of Great Hockey,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 17, 2022,