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Orca Sports: Hitmen Triumph by Sigmund Brouwer (2007, Paperback)
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Orca Sports Hitmen Triumph - Nelson
Seven -- the Series. Young Adult. Young Adult Fantasy. Orca Soundings -- French. Orca Soundings -- Spanish. Middle Reader. Sigmund Brouwer unites hockey and mystery once again in Hitmen Triumph. Nolan was recently traded to the Calgary Hitmen team to play on the same line as his twin brother, Nathan.
Together, they have been a scoring machine! Once the brothers are reunited in Calgary Nolan immediately has trouble reading where his brother will be on the ice. The coach questions their previous abilities as a scoring team with this lack of connection they seem to have now.
Sigmund Brouwer uses great description, almost a play-by-play, of the on-ice actions of the brothers and their teammates. Any young male reader especially the hopeful hockey player!
The accurate accounts of life of a WHL player are great - living with a billet family, rules of the team and expectations of the player are all true to life. Right from arriving in Calgary, Nolan is left with many questions about his brother. Nathan is less than candid about certain things he may or may not be up to.
Nolan catches bits and pieces of situations in which Nathan may be involved. Nathan sneaks around and does things that are out of character for him as well as having unexplained large amounts of cash. Of course, there is a girl involved too! Mercedes is a teenage volunteer that met the brothers at a charity golf tournament in which the Calgary Hitmen were participating. Nolan is interested in Mercedes, but she seems interested in Nathan. The two brothers were orphaned when they were young and had led separate lives on opposite teams for the last season.
Now being reunited and not being able to score together like they used to is causing friction and frustration. Nolan is also hearing impaired and has had surgery to install some very expensive and high-tech hearing aids. These hearing aids come in handy during secretive and undercover investigations! Good information put into simple words that may help an adolescent better understand the ramifications of illegally purchasing illegal copies of movies!
The reader is taken back and forth between the mystery and the ice hockey plots.