Against the Boards

In Against the Boards, sixteen-year-old Jacye Quinn’s home, his freedom, and his hockey career, are threatened by his father’s issues and hockey rivals. With help from an unlikely ally, Jayce confronts these negative forces with integrity and courage. Set in a small fictional northern Minnesota town, readers will feel the intensity, passion, and fervent spirit of high-school hockey, and find themselves cheering on Jayce.

C.D. Bergendahl of East Grand Forks, MN Connie Bergendahl is a devoted hockey fan and a high school English teacher. She gleans much of her writing inspiration from her students. Against the Boards, her debut novel, is the 2007 winner of the Emily Award, given to the most promising manuscript presented at the University of North Dakota’s Writer’s Conference in Children’s Literature. Connie resides in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, the heart of hockey country, with her husband and their Yorkshire terrier, Ms. Dixie.

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