Twelve-year-old Duncan Jackson lives and dreams hockey. As captain of the Rockford Wolves, he is leading his team to play in the championship. But when a mysterious player on the rival Lincoln Zombie team knocks Duncan out of the semi-final game, he is pulled into solving an eerie mystery. Twists and turns lead Duncan to believe this strange player might be a real zombie. Then Duncan makes a shocking discovery about his missing dad that could change his future. All of this while Duncan and his friends try to prepare for the most important game of their lives, the NIHL championship.