"The more I read of Ice Time, the more I was hooked. Far more than just a chronicle of a high school hockey season, Jay Atkinson’s book is an evocative, bittersweet, poetic journey of a grown man trying, as we all try, not to recapture youth but to remember the splendor of it."
— H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
"Jay Atkinson, in only his second book, has taken himself over the top. For those who have played a sport, and — curiously — for those who never have, this ice-smooth prose will resonate in memory for a long time. About the prose: For the most part, it is quiet, but there is a subtext that renders father-son love and the hard price of victory, as well as the equally hard price of defeat. Somewhere in this book, you will find your heart joyously broken."
— Harry Crews, author of A Childhood: The Biography of a Place