Alison Gutherie, 40, coaches the Toronto Teddies in the new women's professional ice hockey league. Through her, we follow the team's fortunes to season's end and get to know the players and their diverse reasons for playing hockey. Gutherie endures a rickety team bus, poor team lodgings, a hotheaded goaltender who gets her team into penalty trouble, an owner who embarrasses the league with frilly uniforms, and her own infatuation with a much younger team member. Throughout, there is great hockey action and first-rate understanding of player psychology. Alguire, author of All Out (New Victoria Pub., 1988), which concerns a lesbian marathoner, has written a vivid, realistic novel suitable for YAs and recommended for public libraries wherever ice hockey is popular.-Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C.