Bugger! You see some movies expecting them to be shite and then they surprise you. Forget your ill-formed memories of Rob Lowe's 1986 ice-hockey movie, this is far from dreadful.
So what if La Lowe regularly gets outacted by the hockey puck as he strains to make it in the professional league? The ice sequences are well put together; the romance - - with the coach's daughter, of course - - isn't quite as sloppy as it might have been; and the supporting cast includes good turns from the likesof Patrick Swayze as the team's established star and a young Keanu Reeves as the goalie. Kitsch, dumb fun.