Often humourous, always entertaining, No Guarantees is a classic Canadian story of how a prairie boy achieves his dream of playing professional hockey. The son of an auto mechanic and nurse, Don Dietrich was born in Deloraine, Manitoba in 1961. He joined the Brandon Wheat Kings as a rushing defenceman and was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1980, eventually playing with Tony Esposito, Doug Wilson and Denis Savard. You'll laugh at his antics in the big city and feel his pain as he fights John Wensink. <br><br> In the AHL Don met Nadine Greenlaw, a model and Penthouse Pet. They married and raised three sons. In 1984 Don was set to play for Canada in the Sarajevo Olympics when the IOC banned NHLers from competition, angering Alan Eagleson who came to Don's aid. Don completed his 10-year pro career in Europe, winning Defenceman of the Year and overcoming a serious knee injury and concussion. <br><br> Life without hockey was tough. He struggled with alcoholism, Parkinson's disease, and an aggressive cancer. Doctors gave him limited time. But using the same positive approach that got him so far in professional sport, Don researched his new "enemies" and faced them. His story is one of determination to live life to its fullest despite illness, injuries, and the politics of pro sport. No Guarantees tells how a prairie boy develops a winning attitude and overcomes all obstacles to find peace of mind and happiness. It will inspire young and old alike.
|Title:||No Guarantees||Publisher:||Trafford Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||204|
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