for Small Town Glory by John Danakas and Richard Brignall
How did the Kenora Thistles become, against all odds, the smallest team and the smallest town ever to win the Stanley Cup?
This famously scrappy hockey team was founded in the rough and tumble town of Kenora, Ontario, at the end of the 19th century. A decade later, playing far away from home, in Montreal, the fiery teenagers whom the Montreal Star dubbed "the fastest that have ever been seen anywhere on ice" out-skated and out-played their older, more experienced opponents to win the coveted hockey championship trophy.
Sports novelist John Danakas and journalist Richard Brignall team up to tell the true story of the ultimate underdogs in this a little-known chapter from Canadian sports history.
[Fry Reading Level - 4.5