Slap Shot rink banks on new sponsor
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.