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Sandor, Steven. Sandor. Victoria: Heritage House Pub, 2005.

AB: Examines the ongoing hockey rivalry between the two prairie cities of Edmonton and Calgary, known simply as the Battle of Alberta which has been in existence since the late 19th century and continues today. The book commences with early amateur hockey and the efforts of so-called "shamateur" teams to try and win the Allan Cup, a major prize on the Canadian senior men's amateur hockey scene in the early 1920s. The term refers to the blurred lines between amateur and pro that existed in the Big Four League, launched in 1919 with two teams each in Calgary and Edmonton. The book goes on to describe the Stanley Cup fever that took place in Alberta between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Tigers, the transformation into the NHL, as well as the Calgary Flames and the dynasty of the Edmonton Oilers during the 1980s with Wayne Gretzky at the helm. Also included are photographs and a list of works cited.

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