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Bower and Lewicki Pen Their Careers in Hockey

Providence, RI (10/28/2011): Hockey fans can look forward to some interesting reading with books that recount the unusual careers of two players who both had ties to the old R.I. Reds.

One book tells the story of Johnny Bower, the Hall of Fame goaltender who earned honors in the National Hockey League after leading the 1955-56 Reds team to a Calder Cup winning season.

The book is titled The China Wall: The Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower, and is written by Bower and Bob Duff with foreword by Gordie Howe. The title is a reference to Bower’s China Wall nickname which symbolized his seeming impenetrability in the nets. The book is available at Amazon.com

The second book recounts the life and career of Danny Lewicki, the fast-skating and high-scoring forward who, biefly as a 16-year-old had been the property of the Reds as a teenager but was dealt to Toronto for Jackie Hamilton and $35,000 (about $325,000 in today’s economy) before ever playing a game for Providence.

The title of this book is From The Coal Docks to The NHL: A Hockey Life. Written by Lewicki himself, the book recounts his early life in Canada and highlights his nine NHL seasons with three teams. It also points out that he’s the only player to win a Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup while still a junior. The book also is available online at slopitch1.co

For further information call 401-247-2666 or e-mail UNH1959@aol.com.

R. I. Reds Heritage Society
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