Pennsylvania city losing hockey team, just like 'Slap Shot'
Published 03/29/2010, Associated Press
"Slap Shot" was based on the Johnstown Jets, who folded in 1977, the same year the movie was released. But the Chiefs were born in 1988 largely because "Slap Shot" — which featured the fictional Charlestown Chiefs — kept the idea of hockey in Johnstown alive.Word count: 152
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