All Hearts Lead to the Rink
Fun is the game-winning goal as the Official Adventures Series continues! Join the Hockeytown USA State Pee Wees as they celebrate their championship and skate to summer hockey adventures. About Author
Jayne J. Jones Beehler proudly wears many "helmets" including college professor lawyer author wife mother advocate for children with disabilities and lifelong fan of student athletics. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law this former live-in nanny is passionate about children education foster care and adoption and child abuse/prevention public policy. Jones Beehler worked for US Senator Norm Coleman from 2002-2006 then headed to the MN House of Representatives as Executive Assistant to Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum.Review(s)
"This book has great lessons for kids everywhere! I&lsquom so happy my good friend Ann and the American Special Hockey Association can be an inspiration for so many people." - Alex Ovechkin Captain Washington Capitals.
"Acceptance of those who are intellectually challenged hae earned a spotlight in the Official Adventures Series. I'm excited for others to learn the benefits of being on an ASHA team. Welcome to Team ASHA!" - Michael Hickey President American Special Hockey Association
"I love that Blaine gets to play hockey for an ASHA team in this book. I am so happy that Blaine and I get to play hockey together - just like me and Ovi! This book has everything: friends family respect and lots of hockey!" - Ann Schaab Player Washington Ice Dogs (ASHA)
"The Official Adventures Series books are terrific heart-warming stories that celebrate hockey family and children with special needs! Our family loves these hockey tales that teach life lessons and encourages everyone to treat others with respect." - Bridget and Matt Cullen Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion
"This book brings a community together against the backdrop of a Pee Wee State Championship. The message for kids to reach for their dreams without doubt or fear of failure is as powerful as the illustrations of lessons learned from both wins and losses on the ice. As teammates and friends the kids teach each other the value of competing with one another and pushing each other to be better all the while supporting each other with the true selflessness. The theme of "Let's Play Hockey" is carried through Blaine and Ann. These two youngsters show us that no matter what challenges we may face the game of hockey and all that it has to offer is truly for EVERYONE!" - Dave Hakstol Head Coach Philadelphia Flyers
"This is a great encouraging book for all kids who read it. It teaches teamwork and how to keep working even if you fail. In this book a boy named Blaine who has Down syndrome learns to skate and play hockey through a hockey program called ASHA. He even scores his first goal ever! I loved this book and I know that everyone who reads it will too! Hockey is truly for everyone!" - Avery Hakstol Youth Hockey Player Daughter of Coach Dave & Erinn Hakstol
"This book series teaches children about respecting each other and reaching for your dreams! We have a dorm room and UND green jersey waiting for Avery!" - Hon. Mark Kennedy President University of North Dakota
"This story is about the joy of hockey love and family!" - Rick Nash 5 Time NHL All-Star New York Rangers.
"This book teaches real life lessons through sport through victory and losses and emphasizes the importance of hard work regardless of the score." - Jocelyne Lamoureux Team USA Silver Olympic Medalist.
"A fun story that shares the love of family and hockey!" - Corey Perry NHL All-Star Anaheim Ducks
"I love the Minnesota Bears! Special hockey rocks!" - Brent Burns San Jose Sharks.
"Playing hockey is awesome and reading about it can be just as fun. It's important to learn fundamentals on and off the ice!" - Claude Giroux Captain Philadelphia Flyers