Copyright © Joanie Malarchuk
The Cowboy Goalie
Honorary Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa)
From Nipissing University
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE CRAZY GAME
"This is a tough book written by a tough survivor . It will help a lot of people. A must-read."
"A powerful, brave and brutally honest look inside the game, but more importantly inside mental illness. Every hockey fan carries the nightmare of Clint Malarchuk bleeding on the ice.
Here, with the help of Dan Robson, he speaks about the legacy of that injury , about wounds that were far more than skin deep. It's a haunting book that tells a story still being written.
"This is th most harrowing story in hockey if not all of sports. It would take a brave man
to endure all that Clint Malarchuk has. It would take a heroic one to take readers through
his battle with mental illness. This is a drama of the highest order, a wide-knuckle
journey into darkness, a suspenseful tale of survival."
GARY JOYCE, hockey writer
"I've known Clint for 26 years, as I coached him in Washington and he was my goalie
coach in Columbus. A good goalie, a great coach and a better person.
A great read about his battles and how he refuses to give up."
DOUG MacLEAN, Sportsnet
"This is one of the most powerful books ever written by an athlete . Clint will help many others
by sharing his life story. I applaud Clint for being so courageous!"
KELLY HRUDEY, CBC
"This is an amazing book. An odyssey of pain, illness, determination and triumph against long,
long odds. This took courage to write and requires a strong stomach to read. I treasured it,
mainly because of my respect for the author. This book will save lives."