It’s “Slap Shot” Weekend in Broome County
If you're a fan of the hockey movie "Slap Shot" you need to be at the Floyd L Maine's Veterans Memorial Arena tonight and/or tomorrow. This weekend, the Binghamton Devils will pay tribute to the movie "Slap Shot" as they become the Broome County Blades.
The Broome County Blades were one of the fictitious teams that the Charleston Chiefs played in the movie. It actually featured some people from right here in Binghamton as well as some former players from the Broome Dusters.
The Devils will be wearing uniforms that look exactly like the ones the Blades did in the 1977 flick. A couple of the stars from the movie will also be on hand.
Jerry Houser, who played Killer Carlson in the movie, and Allen Nichols, who played the Chiefs Head Coach, will be in attendance for both games, as well as Broome County resident and former Broome Duster, Frank Hamill.
Hamill was one of the Broome Dusters picked to play a part in the movie as one of the Broome County Blades players. His big scene was when he went into the corner after a puck and the three Hanson Brothers all checked him and started beating him up in the corner.
Tonight the Binghamton Devils, or should I say the Broome County Blades, will face off against the Providence Bruins and tomorrow night they will host the Rochester Americans. Tickets are still available for both games, however tomorrow night's game is almost sold out.
The Blades Uniforms that the players wear will be auctioned off Saturday night right after the game with all the money going to the local cancer organization Sock Out Cancer.
Rob Lippolis, the play by play radio announcer and director of media for the Binghamton Devils, stopped by Freezone in the Morning this morning to talk about the big weekend. If you missed it, you can hear that interview here.