Bank gets nam­ing rights to rink in ‘Slap Shot’

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A re­gional bank is pay­ing US$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 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 team was called the Charlestown Chiefs in the movie. The Johnstown Tom­a­hawks play in the ju­nior North Amer­i­can Hockey League.

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