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Golden Boys: The Winnipeg Falcons of 1920: A Guide Evaluate

The cover of the book Golden Boys: The Winnipeg Falcons of 1920.

Title: Golden Boys: The Winnipeg Falcons of 1920
Writer: Paul Keery
Illustrator: Michael Wyatt
Writer: TEACH Journal
Grade Vary: 5-8

Guide Abstract

In 1920, hockey groups throughout Canada performed for the privilege to signify their nation on the Olympics. In the long run, one staff remained standing—the Winnipeg Falcons, a small group of unknown superstars. Comprised of gamers of Icelandic descent, the Falcons skilled appreciable prejudice from the opposite Canadian hockey groups, but simply defeated them earlier than happening to compete within the Olympics. Abroad, their unimaginable abilities had been lastly acknowledged when the Falcons made Canada the primary nation in historical past to win a gold medal within the sport. From humble beginnings, a pure love for hockey catapulted the staff to victory and world prominence.

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Nevertheless, their story was nonetheless not a straightforward one. The staff encountered many different issues equivalent to damage and fundraising to have the ability to pay for his or her journey to the Olympics. Even the precise journey to the Olympics was nothing like it might be right this moment! The situation of the sport, the variety of gamers, the tools (or lack thereof) that the opposite groups used and another guidelines had been very totally different for the Falcons. There have been so many new issues to take care of! What a terrific lesson for our kids- educating them about what it takes to observe a dream.

The story goes on to indicate the outcomes of all of the staff’s arduous work. It was surprising to examine how the staff by no means even bought their gold medal. It was by no means despatched or maybe it was misplaced alongside the best way. And much more disappointing, Olympic historians claimed that the video games in 1920 weren’t official Olympic video games. The title of the primary ice hockey gold medal within the Olympics was given to The Toronto Granites in 1924. The Winnipeg Falcons had been forgotten and denied their proper to be referred to as the staff with the primary Olympic gold medal in ice hockey till 2005…over 80 years later! The guide ends with noting that the Winnipeg Falcons had been lastly inducted into the Canadian Olympic Corridor of Fame in 2006. What an extended highway it was to get there!

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Though I used to be given a replica of the guide for objective of assessment, all opinions are my very own.



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