Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Hockey Books, Vowels and Consonants


With the Stanley Cup finals starting tonight, I think it's only appropriate to get in the mood with hockey books.

I'll tell you some authors and titles. Can you match them up? To make it a little easier, I've put a number after the author's name indicating how many vowels the name has in common with their title, and a number after the title indicating how many consonants the title has in common with the author's name. For example, if one of the authors given was John Jason Wilson/ Kevin Shea (4) and one of the titles given was Lord Stanley: The Man Behind The Cup (4) you pair them together once you note that they have 4 vowels in common (A, E, I, and U) and 4 consonants in common (L, S, N, and H). *To avoid confusion, I'll consistently refer to Y as a consonant. Got it?

As always, feel free to do all ten at home, but only answer one in the comment section-- that way nine more people can play along.

The Books (followed by # of shared consonants):
Z is for Zamboni (3), The Hockey Sweater (3), My Leafs Sweater (2), King Leary (4), Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems (5), The Game (0), Just One Goal (3), Hockey Dreams (6), Brady Brady and The Most Important Game (5), Hockey Stories and Stuff (4)

The Authors (followed by # of shared vowels):
1. Mary Shaw (1)
2. Don Cherry (2)
3. Roch Carrier (3)
4. Matt Napier (2)
5. Paul Quarrington (2)
6. Randall Maggs (1)
7. Mike Leonneti (1)
8. Ken Dryden (1)
9. Robert Munsch (3)
10. David Adams Richards (1)

*If you enjoyed this quiz, be sure to check out Joe Pelletier's Hockey Book Reviews-- an entire site devoted to hockey books.

5 comments:

Wanda said...

9. Robert Munsch (3) ~ Just One Goal (3)

I had my 8 year old confirm this one. ;)

Remi said...

3- The Hockey Sweater - I still have a copy of this on my bookshelf.

Kate said...

#5 Paul Quarrington - King Leary

I only know this one from the CBC Canada Reads programme...

barefootheart said...

#2, Don Cherry: Hockey Stories and Stuff.

raidergirl3 said...

10. David Adam Richards - Hockey Dreams

And I have even read it!