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Syracuse Crunch Honors Newman by Retiring Late Actor's "Slap Shot" Jersey

Wednesday, 10.08.2008 / 3:42 PM / News
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Syracuse Crunch Honors Newman by Retiring Late Actor\'s \"Slap Shot\" Jersey

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The No. 7 that Paul Newman wore as Reg Dunlop in the cult hockey comedy "Slap Shot" is going to the rafters of the Syracuse War Memorial.

The Syracuse Crunch announced Tuesday that the team will pay tribute to the late actor by raising a banner before Saturday's American Hockey League game against the Rochester Americans. The banner will stay there for the entire season.

Crunch president Howard Dolgon says it's appropriate Newman's legacy should be recognized and honoured in the arena where parts of the legendary movie were filmed in 1977.

Newman died last month at age 83 after a battle with cancer.

A video tribute to Newman's role in "Slap Shot" will be shown during the ceremony.

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