Stan is in the office of his boss, Mr. Jarvis. He complains that Stan has not been doing his job as a paperboy properly. Stan explains how he has to go to school and explains that now he will be able to do his job. As he says this, Mr. Jarvis points out his bike is being towed. Stan fails to stop the council from towing his bike and knows he is in danger of losing his job.
Stan appeals to the council and they give him a chance to get his bike back; to coach the Park County Pee-Wee Hockey Team. At the arena, Stan meets the team and sees that the kids are very inexperienced and unable to play properly, especially Nelson Brown, a boy with cancer. Upon hearing Stan is coaching the Park County pee-wee hockey team, Randy believes Stan is doing this to make up for causing his own pee-wee hockey match to come to a draw, which Stan doesn't even remember.
Unfortunately, Nelson takes a turn for the worse, and his parents plead Stan to tell Nelson that he is going to die, instead of doing it themselves. Nelson asks one thing of Stan; to win the next match against the Adams County Pee-Wee Hockey Team, which ultimately results in a draw. According to Dr. Doctor who is treating Nelson, the draw has put him in a "cancer limbo". Nelson then puts all his hope on the team winning in the next match against Denver and if the team loses, Nelson will die for sure.
Stan then talks with the team who suggest they go and find a Canadian to play with them. He then auditions Ike for the team, despite Kyle saying how his mother will kill him if Ike gets hurt. Randy is still overreacting and explains to Stan he won't be watching the match, but eventually changes his mind (despite not being prompted in any way from Stan).
At the Pepsi Center, the other team fails to show up, so the Colorado Avalanche lets them play their game against the Detroit Red Wings. Not only does Park County lose in a landslide but the team is thrashed and is beaten up. The Red Wings even go as far as to mutilate and wound the innocent kindergarteners. One of the kids decleares that he hates Stan. At the hospital, Nelson says he has no hope and dies. At the Pepsi Center, the Detroit Red Wings lift the trophy and excessively celebrate while Stan looks on in shock.