Aside from the horrible experiences while attending the Residential School, Saul was forced to overcome many “obstacles” while engaging in his passion for hockey. Father Leboutilier is the only ally and support Saul has at St. Jerome’s Residential School. The priest and teacher teaches Saul how to play hockey and gives him continuous support, encouragement, and love. For example, the secret morning hockey practices. However, in this passage and as the book comes to an end, it is clear that Father Leboutilier who is a priest, a teacher and Saul’s supporter, was actually a rapist who abused Saul under the behavior of nurturing him.