Can playing hockey help a street kid get his life
After his mom dies, and the landlord kicks him out, 12-year-old
Jonathan faces the loneliness and danger of life on the streets -
until he meets Lewis. Lewis takes him under his wing and leads him
to his new home among a group of kids living in an abandoned
underground shopping mall who call themselves the "Undergrounders."
Now renamed "Mouse," Jonathan runs errands, delivers packages and
panhandles for food money.
An escape from this life underground comes to him in the form of
hockey gear. Stolen hockey gear, but hockey gear
nonetheless. He suits up and heads to the community rink, where he
befriends regular kids who welcome him into their game and onto
their team. He agrees, knowing he can never tell them about being
Playing hockey makes him feel like a kid again, but keeping his
double life a secret proves to be more difficult and dangerous than
he ever could have imagined.