Plot: Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) almost made it to the NHL before suffering a career-ending injury. Soon after returning to Minnesota, he is asked to coach the U.S. team in the Junior Goodwill Games.
Of all the hockey talent in the entire country, Bombay chooses mostly his former Ducks players and supplements their crappiness with a few ringers.
Bombay "goes Hollywood" in the film and almost forgets that hockey is supposed to be fun. Eventually Bombay sees the error of his ways, and a motivational locker room speech inspires his team to beat the evil blonde Iceland team.
Tomatometer Rating: A tragic 15 percent
Notes: When Dwayne Robertson was introduced, he said, "It's a great day for hockey."
That was a tribute to former Pittsburgh Penguins coach and former USA Hockey executive "Badger" Bob Johnson, who died in 1991, shortly after coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins to their first Stanley Cup championship and before he was to coach Team USA in the 1991 Canada Cup Tournament.
That was how Johnson greeted his players every day.