My Leafs Sweater (Raincoast $19.95)
It’s 1976 and Michael wants nothing more than a blue-and-white Maple Leafs sweater with number 27 on the back. But the stores are all sold-out of captain Daryll Sittler jerseys.
Even a trip to Maple Leaf Gardens proves fruitless. Toronto’s playing Boston and his Dad has scored two tickets.
The highlight of My Leafs Sweater (Raincoast $19.95) by hockey aficionado Mike Leonetti turns out to be Sittler’s unprecedented performance on the ice that night. Michael and his Dad watch Sittler notch six goals and four assists in one game.
Illustrator Sean Thompson, a graduate of Emily Carr, works as an artist on computer hockey games. 1-55192-194-4
[BCBW WINTER 1998]