It is years since there has been a good ice hockey story- and this is a good one. And in those years, the interest in ice hockey has increased substantially, which should enhance the chances of this to sell well. the hockey angle is the selling angle, for the main outline is more or less routine. There's a boy who has the makings of a fine player, but who plays solo and does not understand team play. There's the boy who had been a great player-and who had lost his leg in an accident, and was acting, reluctantly, as manager. The enmity between them; the courage of the young manager to risk unpopularity for the ultimate good of the team; the painful process by which Ned learns what team play means-this story is told against the setting of a season of ice hockey in a New England prep school.