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Bearcat Murray
Bearcat Murray

Bearcat Murray

From Ol' Potlicker to Calgary Flames Legend
By Daniel Murray, By George Johnson

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629379142

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2021)

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Overview

An insider's look at Calgary Flames history from beloved trainer Bearcat Murray 
Jim "Bearcat" Murray knows what it means to live and breathe Calgary Flames hockey, and he's carved out his own spot in team history as an unforgettable character. The young man from Okotoks who once dreamed of becoming a jockey found his calling as the Flames' longtime athletic trainer, went on to sip beer from the Stanley Cup, and later was unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Murray now reflects on decades of incredible memories, from the Flames' earliest days after moving to Calgary in 1980, to the glory years of Lanny McDonald and Theo Fleury, to the madcap sequence of events that inspired a group of Boston Bruin fans to create The Bearcat Murray Fan Club.  Packed with countless unforgettable gems, this rollicking tour of Flames history is essential reading for all fans.

Author Biography

Jim "Bearcat" Murray spent 16 years as the Calgary Flames' head athletic trainer, including the 1989 Stanley Cup season. Murray is the first person in the history of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society to be unanimously voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and he remains with the Flames as a community ambassador.George Johnson has chronicled the Calgary Flames since 1984 as a newspaper beat reporter, columnist, and web content writer for the club. He is the author of 100 Things Flames Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die and the co-author of If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames with Peter Maher. He is married to Rita, also a sports writer, and they're the proud parents of Michela and Sabrina.

Book Signings

Past Events


Nov
10
Bearcat Murray ›
Calgary, AB
7:00pm
Join authors Jim Murray and George Johnson for a virtual book event for their new book, "Bearcat Murray," hosted by Owl's Nest Books. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3mUL86I<br />

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Bearcat Murray: From Ol' Potlicker to Calgary Flames Legend

By Jim “Bearcat” Murray and George Johnson

Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423, sking@ipgbook.com

 

Jim "Bearcat" Murray knows what it means to live and breathe Calgary Flames hockey, and he's carved out his own spot in team history as an unforgettable character. The young man from Okotoks who once dreamed of becoming a jockey found his calling as the Flames' longtime athletic trainer, went on to sip beer from the Stanley Cup, and later was unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame.


Murray reflects on decades of incredible memories in the book including:

 

  • His days as a jockey, ol rig worker, etc., before heading into the training field
  • His self-taught route to training
  • Days with the junior Centennials and Wranglers and WHA Calgary Cowboys before joining the Flames
  • His wealth of hockey associations, from Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull to Lanny McDonald
  • The 1989 Flames’ Stanley Cup triumph.

 

Packed with countless unforgettable gems, this rollicking tour of Flames history is essential reading for all fans.

 

About The Author

Jim "Bearcat" Murray spent 16 years as the Calgary Flames' head athletic trainer, including the 1989 Stanley Cup season. Murray is the first person in the history of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society to be unanimously voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and he remains with the Flames as a community ambassador.


George Johnson has chronicled the Calgary Flames since 1984 as a newspaper beat reporter, columnist, and web content writer for the club. He is the author of 100 Things Flames Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die and the co-author of If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames with Peter Maher. He is married to Rita, also a sports writer, and they're the proud parents of Michela and Sabrina.

 

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