It’s the hockey pool to end all hockey pools. Two bitter rivals, once hockey players, now Toronto ad men, draft hockey teams to determine the winner of a lucrative government contract. On a wing and a prayer, Derek Marcotte pieces together a motley crew of puck chasers, his marketing firm hanging in the balance. His pillow is double-parked and his knee mutters revenge with each waking step. It’s enough to make you part with your favorite hockey card. Drop the puck already!
But humor his key to story’s door … David Belisle is a novelist and screenwriter on an endless quest to find the funny to satisfy Guffaw, the Archangel of Satire. Like getting hit over the head with a bucket of Gatorade, it’s a good time that sticks with you.
A Scrabble-playing, Fantasy Sports buff, the Calgary-based Belisle has sharpened his pencils in New York, Nebraska and the always fun to pronounce Flin Flon, Manitoba.