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The Fundies by Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown
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Oct 22, 2019 | ISBN 9780735236981
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“Weapons!” 
—Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues
 
“It’s hard to accurately convey the impact Olly and Jacob have made on the Wild organization. In one short visit, they erased years of progress and left a hole we are still trying to climb out of. Strangely, we still love the boys and wish them the best (just not here in the State of Hockey).”
—Matt Majka, President, Minnesota Wild
 
“The Kings were one of the first teams to reach out to the boys. We thought we saw something unique and intriguing, and assuming they had talent, we felt our players could pick up a few tips. Sadly, that was a mistake. But our players did enjoy showing the boys how to take a hit!”
—Michael Altieri, Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Communications, and Content, LA Kings
 
“Being the #1 Draft Pick this year was awesome—but getting pointers from Olly and Jacob was even cooler ….hope their coaching doesn’t get me kicked out of the league!”
—Jack Hughes, #1 NHL Draft Pick 2019, New Jersey Devils
 
“These quirky characters crashed our 75/25 Anniversary Legends Gala held at historic Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Apparently, they consider themselves “legends,” but we had never heard of them. After a short ruckus, the Canadian Mounties (on hand to guard the Stanley Cup) escorted them out of the building.”
—Jeff Denomme, President and CEO, Hockey Hall of Fame
 
“I was able to teach these rookies a few tricks, but they’re still a long way from a career in the NHL—in fact I’m not sure I’d even let them off the bench, but I applaud their passion.”
—Jeremy “J.R.” Roenick, 20 year NHL season career veteran, NBC and NHL Network Sports Analyst, Author 
 
“Olly and Jacob keep hounding me and Petey [Elias Pettersson] to do a 2v2 chally, but we all know that will just end up in embarrassment for the boys.”
—Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks

“I thought I knew a lot about hockey until I met the boys in Airdrie last summer. They told me I didn’t know how to coach. It turns out they were right. I wasn’t paying enough attention to the fundies.”
—Pavel Barber, Stickhandling Specialist
 
“Didn’t know what to expect when I first met these two wagons. But glad I did, Jacob taught me a new way to score from the blue, I don’t know what Olly did…” 
—Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild
 
“Two future Hall of Famers.”
—Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
 
“Twenty-five years covering hockey, I’m not sure I’ve covered two bigger locker-room misfits. But they [give] pretty good quotes and are kinda funny, so I’ve learned to tolerate them.”
—Michael Russo, The Athletic 
 
“They do a yeoman’s job teaching the fundies!”
—Tom Reid, Retired NHL Defenceman and Sports Broadcaster
 
“Those boys don’t know jack about professional hockey—but it was sure fun showing them how to check!”
—Kyle Clifford, LA Kings
 
“As a premiere performance hockey brand, CCM prides itself on its R&D team with some of the best players in the world—McDavid, Crosby, Ovechkin, Price. Olly and Jacob are definitely not on our R&D team, and we’d rather they not use our stuff, even if they aren’t making it off the bench. It’s just not a good look.”
—Rick Blackshaw, CEO, CCM Hockey
 
“The kids that attend our tournaments love the boys, so we brought them in to have some fun. Unfortunately our liability insurance rates doubled, but our hockey IQ tripled. Good trade-off.” 
—Kevin Mann, President and CEO, 200×85 LLC (CCM World Invites) 

“I’ve been reading The Fundies and I feel my game has already improved by a factor of at least 75 percent due to their insightful tips.” —Adam Shoalts, author of Beyond the Trees, A History of Canada in Ten Maps, and Alone Against the North

“If you do not know [Olly and Jacob], then you are seriously missing out on unbelievable hockey content”
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