Bank gets naming rights to rink in ‘Slap Shot’
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.