On a mission to rejuvenate the struggling community’s ice hockey program, recently retired pro player Peter Andersson relocates his family to Beartown for a fresh start. But when the elite squad he was promised proves to be anything but, Peter switches his focus to the junior team, aggravating local tensions and reigniting his troubled past with star player Kevin Erdahl’s father, Mats.
With the financial future of the arena at stake, Peter does everything he can to coach his juniors to a semi-final win. Facing pressure from everyone in town to perform, Kevin turns to the only person who expects nothing from him: Maya. Later, a celebratory evening goes awry after a horrific act of violence occurs.
With the finals rapidly approaching, Peter pushes his team and coaching staff to their limits. Meanwhile, as Maya attempts to work through the assault, Kevin does everything he can to forget. Later, Peter must choose between his family and the big game.
While Maya and Kevin provide their statements to the police, the junior team is forced to take on the final without their coach and star player. Meanwhile, news of the allegation threatens to tear Beartown apart, and later, Amat grapples with a loaded offer.
The entire hockey community gathers for an emergency meeting to decide Peter’s future with the program. Facing increased hostility from the town and harassment at school, Maya reaches her breaking point. Later, after the police close their investigation, Maya and Kevin square off in a chilling confrontation.