Slap Shot rink banks on new spon­sor

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - SPORTS -

A re­gional bank is pay­ing $720,000 for nam­ing rights to a Penn­syl­va­nia hockey rink made fa­mous in the cult hockey com­edy Slap Shot. The deal means the build­ing will now be known as 1st Sum­mit Arena at Cam­bria County War Me­mo­rial. The 67-year-old arena was home to the de­funct John­stown Jets, a mi­nor-league team whose fic­tion­al­ized ex­ploits were the fo­cus of the 1977 Paul New­man film. The John­stown Tom­a­hawks play in the ju­nior North Amer­i­can Hockey League. The Jets folded in 1977 when the third of the city’s his­toric floods dam­aged the arena’s ice-mak­ing equip­ment.

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