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Book on Icelandic-Canadian Hockey Players Filmed

When Falcons Fly, a book by David Square about the Winnipeg Falcons, is currently scheduled to be made into a film. It tells the true story of a hockey team mostly comprised of descendents of Icelandic immigrants, who, against all odds, won the first Olympic gold in hockey in 1920.

The Falcons were barred from entering the Winnipeg hockey league and therefore started their own league, Morgunbladid reports.

After beating University of Toronto Blues at the Allan Cup, the Falcons represented Canada when ice hockey was officially inaugurated as an Olympic sport in Antwerp, Belgium, and returned with the gold, as described on the book’s website.

The film rights were bought by Eagle Vision Inc. of Winnipeg and the company is planning to release it before the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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