After living away for years, Sandy Lafonde returns to her childhood home at the Watishka First Nation reserve. Little has changed since she left - a local gang menaces the area, the community is splintered, and the Cree youth are left restless and frustrated. Sandy realizes that she needs to do something to help, so she proposes to start a junior hockey team. Drawing on her own past, Sandy steps in as coach and tries to reign in the star player, hot-headed Sheldon Lambert, a 15-year-old hockey prodigy who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
The team struggles to stay together in the face of crippling odds and the ever-present gang lurking in the background. And Sheldon faces a decision that could affect the fate of the team, and his own life.