Conflicted Scars: An Average Player's Journey to the NHL

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ECW Press
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6.08 X 8.97 X 0.48 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

A married father of three from Guelph, ON, Justin Davis led the 1999 Memorial Cup in scoring and went on to Western University, where he was part of the 2002 University Cup-winning team. After a two-year stint playing professionally in Germany, Justin retired from hockey and is currently a player mentor and chapel leader with the OHL's Guelph Storm.

"I loved playing in the OHL, the second-best league in the world, and I have loved my life in the NHL. Justin's book should be on the shelf of every hockey parent. He has some amazing stories ... and every former player will vouch for them. Canada loves hockey, and rightly so, but we have to make sure the kids come first. I am glad my friend wrote this book." -- Joe Thornton, 22-year NHL veteran and Hart Memorial and Art Ross Trophy winner
"Justin Davis shows us that hockey is a lot like life. It can be glorious. It can be painful. You can fall in love one moment and be heartbroken the next. This book is a must-read for anyone who ever dreamed of playing in the NHL, or perhaps more importantly, for any parent who is dreaming that their child could be 'The Next One.'" -- Ken Reid, Sportsnet Central Host and best-selling author of Hockey Card Stories
"Justin Davis blows the doors off all your assumptions about Junior hockey. He courageously reevaluates the toxic culture he was part of and what was considered to be normal rites of passage and team-bonding by everyone involved in the sport. Conflicted Scars is essential reading for all hockey fans and an important contribution in exposing the dark underbelly of the game that has been kept secret for far too long." -- Allan Walsh, Player Agent
"[A] very powerful, raw memoir calling into question many aspects of a hockey culture that glorifies sacrifice, toughness, and loyalty." -- Library Journal
"This is a deeply introspective, brutally honest memoir and a stark exposé of a part of hockey that remained hidden for far too long." -- Booklist