It's Hockey Season by Jayne J. Jones Beehler ~ Book Review + Giveaway

September 23, 2021


About the Book


Book:  It’s Hockey Season
Author: Jayne J. Jones Beehler
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation/Hockey
Release Date: August 13, 2021

It’s Hockey Season tells the tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen, who love ice hockey and each other. Cullen is the all-star team captain and his brother Blaine, who has Down syndrome, is the team manager. Blaine is clearly the unsung hero of the team; his leadership and unselfish actions speak louder than words. Young readers are able to learn respect and a better understanding for the challenges individuals with special needs face on a daily basis.


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My Thoughts

It always makes this mama heart happy to find books that are edifying to my kids lives. This one is one of those. It is the story of two brothers that love hockey but they have their differences the main one is that one of the brother's has Down Syndrome. I love that this books teaches perseverance against all odds. This is something we teach our kiddos and hope and pray they carry it with them through adulthood. No matter what the situation whether a physical or learning disability we can achieve anything if we have faith in ourselves and in God who gives us the strength and the ability to accomplish the things He wants us to. 

Overall we really enjoyed the book. I used it as a read aloud to for our morning time. I encourage you to do the same or have your kiddos read it on their own. We enjoy reading together so we do that a lot!

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Jayne J. Jones Beehler is a lifelong hockey fan who is also an advocate for children with disabilities. She serves as a government and legislative affairs project management consultant dealing with such issues as opioid addiction, juvenile justice, foster care, higher education, and education reforms.

Jayne is a former history professor for Concordia University, where she was named Political Science Professor of the Year in 2017. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

She serves as national legal advisor for the American Special Hockey Association and is the founder of Margaret’s Missions, a chaperone travel program for people
with special needs.

Jayne resides with her husband and daughter in Wisconsin and Florida.


More from Jayne

“This book has great lessons for kids everywhere! I’m so happy my good friend Ann and the

American Special Hockey Association can be an inspiration for so many people!”

- Alex Ovechkin, Captain, Washington Capitals


“I’m a big fan of books that teach kids about hockey and more importantly about the value of

accepting those who may be different and working together as a team.

It’s important to lead by example and treat everyone with the same respect.”

- Claude Giroux, Captain, Philadelphia Flyers

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 11

Texas Book-aholic, September 12

Inklings and notions, September 13

The Space of Grace, September 13

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 14

For Him and My Family, September 15

Remembrancy, September 16

deb’s Book Review, September 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 18

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 19

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 20

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, September 21

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, September 22

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, September 23

Artistic Nobody, September 24 (Spotlight)

Author Adventure, September 24


To celebrate her tour, Jayne is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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