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Old Time Hockey Returns as Hanson's Visit Hounds on Friday, March 2nd

February 23, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Youngstown SteelHounds News Release

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO - The Youngstown SteelHounds announced today that the "Hanson Brothers" will be on hand Friday, March 2nd when the Hounds battle the Memphis RiverKings. Face-off is scheduled for 7:05 PM at the Chevrolet Centre.

The Hanson's appearance is presented by Superior Chemical, the Draught House, Don Hall Exc. Inc, Triple Diamond Exc. Inc., and Jeswalds Towing and Recovery.

The trio became over-night sports movie legends with their roles in "Slap Shot" back in 1977. Steve, Jeff and Jack Hanson (their roles in the movie) have become cult icons with their "old-time" style of play in the movie that stared Paul Newman as the player/coach of the Charlestown Chiefs. The trio hit, mauled, attacked, slashed and used foil on their knuckles as they helped lead the Chiefs to the Federal League Championship.

"It is going to be a great time with the Hanson's in the Chevy Centre," said SteelHounds General Manager Joe Gregory. "They are a part of the action all night long and have been entertaining hockey fans for almost 30 years. Everyone is a big fan of Slap Shot so now is the chance to meet those who made the movie so great."

The Hanson Brothers are really Jeff and Steve Carlson and Dave Hanson. All three played professional hockey seeing action in different leagues including the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the World Hockey Association and the Central Hockey League. Dave (Detroit and Minnesota) and Steve (Los Angeles) each saw action in the National Hockey League.

Their act consists of several on-ice activities, dropping the first puck, signing autographs and more.

The SteelHounds return home on March 1st with the first of the three-game series versus the Memphis RiverKings at the Chevrolet Centre. Face-off for all three games is scheduled for 7:05 PM. For tickets call the Hounds at 330-747-PUCK (7825) or visit the team's online home at www.steelhounds.com.

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