"Bad" Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde were bitter enemies on the ice.
Crowds were drawn as these two roughneck hockey players battled it
out for victory. But the game changed during WWI, when many of
Canada''s hockey players left the game to become soldiers and fight
for their country. Rivals Joe and Newsy were then forced to play
side by side as teammates. And in 1919, just when the fighting
overseas ended and things were looking up for hockey, the Spanish
Influenza quickly spread across North America. The Stanley Cup was
put in jeopardy. This is the story of two guys who learned to work
together and deal with unexpected challenges of all kinds.
[Fry Reading Level - 4.7]