When Nathan Metcalf's dad is
transferred from a U.S. Airforce base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to faraway Gimli, Manitoba,
Nathan's skills as a hockey player bring some big surprises to his life. To top
it off, a big public school in a foreign country is a lot different than the
small private school Nathan is used to, and he quickly discovers that adversaries
at school can be even more dangerous than opponents on the ice.
The last thing Nathan ever
expects to encounter is trouble with the police, and it seems that the only
way to prove his
is to give away a friend's secret and expose the friend to danger. If Nathan
keeps his word, it could mean being expelled from school and being suspended
from playing in the championship game. In the end, he discovers that the wisdom
he was taught at home and at school actually works; and that there's a lot more
to wisdom than simply being intelligent.