Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 20, 2014

Former Bruin Sanderson 'Crossing the Line' to Andover

Sanderson in town for March 8 book appearance

Maybe you still have that “Derek is Unreal” gold and black sweatshirt or some other No. 16 memory from that famed Boston Bruins hockey era of yesteryear.

Next month, you’ll have a chance to meet former Bruins great Derek Sanderson, nicknamed “Turk,” when he pays a visit to Andover.

Sanderson will highlight his autobiography, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original,” on Saturday, March 8, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover.

Admission is the price of one book — $25.95 hardcover — which Sanderson will autograph.

His appearance, which starts at 3 p.m., is hosted by Andover Bookstore, but is being held at the church to accommodate a larger crowd.

Considered one of hockey’s first rebels, Sanderson shares his road to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s and comes clean on his life in hockey, including what he says were the demons that threatened to consume him and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back.

The venue seats 110 guests, although additional standing room may be available. Andover Bookstore recommends that people buy a book in advance to receive a ticket and ensure admittance. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No memorabilia beyond Sanderson’s book will be signed at the event.

For more information, to order a copy of the book and get a ticket, call the bookstore at 978-475-0143 or stop by the shop at 89 Main St.

— Judy Wakefield, staff writer

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