A Hockey match between Avonlea and Carmody is coming up. Gilbert, an excellent player and a fairly good leader, is the team captain. However, he advocates winning at any cost. The adults also get caught up their obsession for the team to win. By the time the big game begins, the team is fragmented, discouraged and in disarray. Anne helps Gilbert see the importance of good sportsmanship. She reminds him of the real reason they play hockey. The team resolves their differences and goes into the tournament determined to have a good time.