Power & Stride
The Nancy Burggraf Story

Merrie Sue Holtan

ISBN: 978-1-880654-41-5
Order Number: PP418
Price: $23.95

When Nancy Burggraf whistled, players skated to attention. Big players. Players with face masks and hockey sticks.

She has been called a hockey “guru” and “icon” by USA Today and was the first woman nominated to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. During five decades she touched the lives of more than 40,000 hockey players through her unique skating skills clinics. She taught some of the best in the National Hockey League and was able to meet and connect with her players on a personal level.

Power & Stride is the inspiring story of a woman from Roseau, Minnesota, who succeeded in a male-dominated world and changed the game of hockey forever. Those who knew Nancy treasure her for what she taught them, and they continue to pass on her legacy.

Visit www.powerandstride.com for more information.

Pogo Press will donate 5% of the proceeds from sales of Power & Stride: The Nancy Burggraff Story for all sales from August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010 to the general fund of The ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter - Now Serving North Dakota.

Other interesting links:
Minnesota Hockey at www.minnesotahockey.org

About the Author
Merrie Sue Holtan teaches communication studies at Minnesota State University–Moorhead.A native of Rushford,Minnesota, she has an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and master’s degrees in communication and writing from North Dakota State University and MSUM. She has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years and is interested in documenting “stories gone missing.” She also serves as managing editor of OPEN magazine, the city and lifestyle magazine of Fargo-Moorhead.Her other publications include:Y Winners:Cookbook of Championships, a cookbook for young athletes, and Sink or Swim? Best Practices in Advising for Vocation, for college academic advisers.Merrie Sue and her husband, Rev. Phil Holtan, live on Big Pine Lake near Perham, Minnesota.They have three grown children.

144 pages, 2009, 6" x 9", Jacketed Hardcover, includes DVD documentary

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