New York farmer's son Dean Youngblood is a natural at ice hockey, the Canadian national sport. After selection for the Canadian Hamilton Mustangs, the future looks bright, even his landlady is hot. He falls in love with coach Murray Chadwick's daughter Jessie, causing a dangerous tension. Alas, his fine technique has one flaw: it's nearly without defense against brutality. That's the trademark of Racki, who wanted his team spot, and now takes it out on Dean and his team mentor Derek Sutton.