From Triumph To Tragedy In The NHL
By Brad James Lombardo 
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"Profiles of six pro hockey players, all of whom tragically died while still playing in the National Hockey League ."

Bill Masterton, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, Pelle Lindbergh, John Kordic, Steve Chiasson

Photographs courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Features:  Endnotes and player statistics

 
 
 

Profiles of six hockey players, all of whom died tragically, while still playing in the National Hockey League:

  • Chapter 1 - Bill Masterton (1938-1968)
  • Chapter 2 - Terry Sawchuk (1929-1970)
  • Chapter 3 - Tim Horton (1930-1974)
  • Chapter 4 - Pelle Lindbergh (1959-1985)
  • Chapter 5 - John Kordic (1965-1992)
  • Chapter 6 - Steve Chiasson (1967-1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blank Notebook, Cup and Vintage Typewriter
 
   
 
 
 

About The Author


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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.

For the past several years he has been a Spanish language instructor for the York Region District School Board.

 

Author Publications

Online News Articles

A former starstruck reporter recalls interviewing the great Jean Beliveau, www.seniortimes.com, June 14, 2020

Henri Richard's final farewell was a sign of the times in the age of coronavirus, www.seniortimes.com, June 6, 2020

Book

From Triumph To Tragedy In The NHL, Create Space, a division of Amazon, 2015

My first book! - there is still an unpublished manuscript - "From Triumph To Tragedy In The Early NHL" (featuring tragic hockey stories about Hod Stuart, Joe Hall, Georges Vezina, Charlie Gardiner, Howie Morenz, Bill Barilko).  Email me if you have any ideas on bringing it to press!

Academic Journal Article

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

A very abbreviated version of my McGill Univeristy Master's Thesis was published in an academic journal, the only article in that edition which was Canadian foreign policy themed.

Newspaper Articles

Legendary Rocket still a star in Montreal, The Senior Times Newspaper, March 7, 1990 - my favourite newspaper article!

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 - my first interview story: Hockey Hall of Famer Brad Park

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 - my first newspaper article!

Poems

Cafe, Generation '82 Literary Journal, University of Windsor, 1982 - my first-ever publication!

Vision, The Seed At Zero (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), January 10, 1983

Death of a Young Man, The Seed At Zero (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), April 1, 1983

Flame, The Seed At Zero (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), April 1, 1983

Spain, The Seed At Zero (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), April 1, 1983

Poisy to New York, the Seed At Zero (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), April 1, 1983

Tree, The Parallax Measure (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), November 24, 1983

Agony, Skullduggery (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), October 25, 1984

A field near Malaga, Skullduggery (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), October 25, 1984

In Memory, Skullduggery (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), October 25, 1984

Shadow, Skullduggery (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), November 29, 1984

Flame, Generation '84 Literary Journal, University of Windsor, 1984

It is April, Skullduggery (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), April 18, 1985

Autumn song, The Labyrinth (literary supplement, The Lance Newspaper), October 17, 1985