Lake Geneva Film Club presents a Hockey Night party, showing the 1977 comedy cult classic Slap Shot. Paul Newman is a hockey coach who saves his team and drives spectators wild by encouraging players to act like outrageously violent goons.
Enjoy Hockey Night raffles for a #17 Steve Hanson Chiefs jersey and Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues tickets, arena organ music, Best Hockey Fights video montage, and specials on Molson Canadian beer. Wear your favorite hockey jersey!
About the Film: In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town’s minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team’s last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club’s recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers’ actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds. This is one of the greatest sports comedies every made and has a major cult following among hockey fans for its ridiculous nature. Rated R.
Proceeds benefit the construction of Never Say Never Playland, Lake Geneva, for children with special needs.