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The Final Call - Kerry Fraser & Wayne Gretzky

The Final Call

Author Kerry Fraser & Wayne Gretzky

  • Published: 2011-11-15
  • Category: Hockey
4 Stars
From 32 Customers Review
Price: $18.99


After almost two thousand games and thirty years of wearing the Stripes, legendary NHL official Fraser dropped his final puck at the end of the 2009/2010 season and relives his colourful career officiating hockey in his candid book.

After thirty years in the NHL, legendary referee Kerry Fraser has decided to hang up his skates and enjoy the game from the other side of the boards. Never shy about offering his opinion, nor afraid to step in and separate an on-ice fight, the diminutive Fraser is without question one of the most respected officials in today's NHL. Fraser entered officiating after recognizing that his size would limit his chances as a player. Over the course of the almost two thousand NHL contests, he has shown himself to be an exemplary referee. In The Final Call, Fraser uses the seventy two games he is officiating in his farewell season as the centre piece of his story. He relives candid memories from each city he visits, such as the night he was pulled from the ice by the Boston police after a threat was made that if he skated out for the second period he would be shot. Fraser offers a colourful, behind-the-scenes portrait of our national game, recounting stories of pulling apart enraged 250-lb men in on-ice battles and divulging the politics behind which games are assigned to which refs. Although a referee's job and story may not appear as glamorous as that of a superstar player, it is every bit as entertaining!

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Waste of money

    Don't waste your time or money on this. After being a minor hockey referee for many many years I was expecting some great stories about the NHL officials and their lives,this doesn't happen! Save your money.
  • Plaisir a lire

    je trouve toujours agréable de lire ce genre de bouquin fait par des gens qui nous font voir ce côté obscur que nous ne voyons que rarement au fil d'une carrière. Il faut reconnaître et comprendre Qu"il n"a pas juste arbitrer, il a sauvé des carrières par des gestes que nous n"aurions jamais pu savoir n"eu été de ce livre. Merci Kerry d'avoir partage une partie de ta vie avec nous les amateurs! Mario Morin
  • The final call

    From Gerrydog
    This book was awesome , good referees are hard to find and great ones even harder. Anyone who loves hockey ,will certainly love this book ! Kerry's stories of players were fun to listen to and some of the personal stories even greater !
  • the Final Call by Kerry Fraser

    From Jdg52
    The book was funny, entertaining and very enlightening. I enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend this book to anyone. Thanks for the insight.