The Ringer by Heather Maclean | Script Revolution

The Ringer

A new player joins the youth ice hockey team in rural New York. Nobody expected her to be a ringer.



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Narrated by the thunderously popular Youth Hockey Podcast crew, this story follows Maggie (9) a girl who played hockey in California, then moved to New York when her father got a job at a local university. She played with the boys, but now she has to prove herself to a new club. One that doesn't really have a place for a girl player.

The Snow Leopards have been the second best team in the region for as long as anyone can remember. Of course there are a lot of concussions among the fans. Hockey is a rough sport: physically and mentally. Luckily they have some new talent to shake things up and move the club forward. Maggie isn't just a player. She's a bit of a ringer.

Submitted: December 11, 2022
Last Updated: January 1, 2023

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The Writer: Heather Maclean

Raised in Lockerbie, Scotland, then the Lake District, I grew up surrounded by literature and beauty. My inclination to travel took me across Europe to Japan and then to the States. There I married, have three kids (not so kiddish now), developed a love of ice hockey, and advanced my education and writing. I hold a doctoral degree in educational technology from Pepperdine University and I have taken many screenwriting classes officially and unofficially through UCLA Extension and CalArts (through my book-writing partner). I consistently receive positive feedback on my work and look forward to advancing my skills and writing career. Go to bio

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