From Triumph To Tragedy In The NHL 
A Hockey Book, Written by Brad Lombardo
Profiling professional hockey players who died tragically and young, while still pursuing their big league dreams....


Detailed and reflective profiles on six NHLers who achieved career stardom before an untimely death....  

  • Chapter 1 - Bill Masterton 1938-1968
  • Chapter 2 - Terry Sawchuk 1928-1970
  • Chapter 3 - Tim Horton 1930-1974
  • Chapter 4 - Pelle Lindbergh 1959-1985
  • Chapter 5 - John Kordic 1965-1992
  • Chapter 6 - Steve Chiasson 1967-1999





















About The Author

Born 1961 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Brad Lombardo moved with his family to southern Spain in the mid-1970s. He returned to his hometown in 1980 and enrolled at the University of Windsor, graduating with a General B.A. in Spanish and an Honors B.A. in International Relations. After receiving a Master's degree in Political Science from McGill University, he moved to Toronto in 1990, where he briefly worked in television before completing his Bachelor in Education at the University of Toronto. He currently works as a high school teacher and resides in the GTA with wife Margaret and daughter Vanessa.


Author Publications


From Triumph To Tragedy In The NHL, Amazon Publishing, 2015


Canada's Bilateral Aid Program to Tanzania, McGill Journal of Political Economy, Montreal, Quebec, May 1989

Journalistic (selected articles)

Legendary Rocket still a star in Montreal, The Senior Times Newspaper, March 7, 1990

Jean Beliveau: The heart of the Canadiens, The Senior Times Newspaper, January 18, 1990

Sam Pollock: building a championship, The Senior Times Newspaper, December 20, 1989

Theatre 1774 debuts with Eco, The Senior Times Newspaper, November 8, 1989

Dick Irvin: a winning tradition, The Senior Times Newspaper, September 6, 1989

Fulfilling a dream: the career of Henri Richard, The Senior Times Newspaper, July 6, 1989

First Westmount Seniors' Fair, The Senior Times Newspaper, April 19, 1989

Developing business in the Third World, The McGill Daily, November 11, 1987

Parallel Park, The Lance Newspaper, April 11, 1985

Glen Sorestad: poet of the land, The Lance Newspaper, November 21, 1985

A History of the Lance (special section), The Lance Newspaper, November 15, 1985

Pinochet: the man with the iron hand, The Lance Newspaper, October 25, 1985

To have and to hold, The Lance Newspaper, September 12, 1985

Homage to Aleixandre, The Lance Newspaper, January 17, 1985

Brautigan gone fishing, The Lance Newspaper, November 6, 1984

The Horror of Walking Blindly: The Poetry of Spanish America, The Lance Newspaper, February 23, 1984

Miro: candor and casualness, The Lance Newspaper, January 20, 1984

Sounds like the truth, The Lance Newspaper, November 24, 1983

Garcia Lorca: The assassination of a poet, The Lance Newspaper, October 20, 1983 - First Newspaper Article


Cafe (poem), Generation, University of Windsor, 1982

Flame (poem), Generation 84, University of Windsor, 1984