Nancy Burggraf whistled, players skated to attention. Big players.
Players with face masks and hockey sticks.
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.
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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.
Minnesota Hockey at www.minnesotahockey.org
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.
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