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As the Wings start their first Peewee season, Doobydefenseman and official team bigmouthhopes hell be elected team captain. After all, his chatter on the ice has been one of the teams biggest assetsdistracting opponents, inspiring his teammates, keeping Coach up on whats going on with the players. But someone else gets the joba girl whos just joined the team. Feeling robbed, Dooby sulks, shuts down, and shuts upand the Wings start to suffer. Dooby knows the team needs his kind of talk. But isnt that the kind of leadership youre supposed to get from your so-called captain?
Author Biography: Bruce Brooks is a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, in 1985 for The Moves Make the Man, and in 1993 for What Hearts. He has won many other awards and honors, not least of which was being a spazzy assistant coach for his son's travel hockey team. He lives in Burtonsville, Maryland.
Fully expecting to be elected captain of his ice hockey team, Dooby is dismayed when the position goes to the new player because she is a girl.