An AHL team took the ice in full ‘Slap Shot’ costumes for the film’s 40th anniversary

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

The Syracuse Crunch may play in the AHL, away from the bright lights of the NHL, but it’s still a lot more glamorous than the Charlestown Chiefs. Even still, the Crunch players were able to do a pretty good impression of the Chiefs this weekend. 

With the classic movie Slap Shot celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Crunch decided to pay homage to the Chiefs during this weekend’s matchup with the Toronto Marlies. The players are all obviously big fans of the movie, as you can see in the video above from

Not only did the team wear Chiefs jerseys, everyone took the ice for warmups in the iconic Hanson Brothers glasses. 

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Courtesy of Syracuse Crunch
Courtesy of Syracuse Crunch
Courtesy of Syracuse Crunch

The players may have looked the part, but they didn’t exactly act like the Chiefs—there was only one penalty for fighting, to winger John Kurtz.

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