When Tommy Flanagan, an undersized scrappy hockey upstart, is killed on the eve that the U.S Hockey team wins the Olympic Gold Medal in 1980, Cullen Masters, a local goon and Tommy's Bush League rival, is the prime suspect. The case is thrown out, but the town still blames Cullen. He finds a woman who can alibi him the night of Tommy's murder and Rush and the team take the case. After vetting Krause, a past-his-prime bully who loses his spot on the team to Tommy; we learn that our no-nonsense Coach Heaton may have had motive as Tommy had eyes for his daughter, Molly. We later discover that the expensive hockey stick that killed Tommy belonged to his brother Sean, a hockey player who was meant to go places only to have his career cut short by injury. Was Sean jealous of Tommy? In the end we realize that Tommy death had nothing to do with hockey, but everything to do with love. Tommy's best friend Dwight got Molly really drunk and slept with her which resulted in a pregnancy. A pregnancy that Dad believed to be Tommy's and covered it up by sending Molly away. Tommy found out and confronted Dwight and in a fit a rage Dwight killed Tommy.