I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was one my favourite hockey books of the year. It told the tale of the 1934 and 1938 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Black Hawks teams with a personal look at the players who made up the teams. I especially enjoyed Greenland’s account of the Alfie Moore saga in Game 1 of the 1938 Finals as it is the most in-depth version that I’ve ever read.
Ty Dilello is the author of Mosienko: The Man Who Caught Lightning in a Bottle; Golden Boys: The Top 50 Manitoba Hockey Players of All Time; and Manitoba Hockey: An Oral History. He is an accredited writer with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR).
“Paul Greenland has produced a pioneering work on pre-WWII professional hockey. While the term ‘groundbreaking’ is frequently overplayed, I do think it’s quite appropriate here. It’s a major contribution to the history of hockey.”
"A great book that would be a welcome addition to any hockey or Chicago sports fan's collection."
Victory on Ice: The Chicago Blackhawks' First Stanley Cups made the Toronto Sun's “Hockey Titles for Christmas Reading” list as a critic's choice entry from the Society for International Hockey Research.