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Hanson Brothers: The Next Generation

By admin Published: February 28, 2008

Yes, I am in the cult of the movie "Slap Shot" (and old enough to have seen it in a theater). So this item from ESPN was impossible to ignore:

SportsCenter’s featured piece Sunday, March 2, will profile Christian Hanson, a junior center on Notre Dame’s ice hockey team, and his father, Dave Hanson, who played one of the brutal-yet-beloved “Hanson Brothers” in the 1977 classic Slap Shot. Dave describes his life-changing role as Slap Shot’s Jack Hanson, who made his way to the highest levels of professional hockey as an enforcer, while Christian, who has devoted a large part of his life to the sport, never saw his father’s movie until he was a teenager. Reporter Chris Connelly interviewed Dave, now a manager of the Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, at the Cambria County War Memorial Auditorium in Johnstown, Pa., where Slap Shot was filmed.

Here's a quote from Christian Hanson, provided by ESPN:
"I probably didn't see it (Slap Shot) until I was about 13 years old, and I'm just sitting there watching and I'm actually befuddled. My dad is up there hackin' and whackin' and beatin' guys up, and swearing. I never saw any of this at home."

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