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Hanson and Upton of Slap Shot join WHA 50th Anniversary

October 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Hanson and Upton of Slap Shot join WHA 50th Anniversary

October 7, 2022 at Buffalo Bills Restaurant in Whistler come join us for a screening of the movie Slap Shot. Special guests from the legendary cast will include: Dave Hanson and Captain Johnny Upton (aka Allan Nicholls).  We will host a Slap Shot Hotstove chat all about the movie and the behind the scene stories.  Participate in our silent and live auction items from the movie including an opportunity to take home a copy of the original screen play written by the one and only Nancy Dowd.

DAVE HANSON is coming to Whistler on October 7-9 for the WHA 50th Anniversary

Dave played 33 games in the National Hockey League between 1978 and 1980, and 103 games in the World Hockey Association between 1977 and 1979.

He was originally cast as “Dave ‘Killer’ Carlson” in the 1977 film Slap Shot, but when Jack Carlson was unable to perform because his team was in the playoffs, Hanson was recast as “Jack Hanson”, one of the Hanson Brothers. Professional actor Jerry Houser was then cast as “Killer”, the character based on Dave Hanson. Hanson appeared in several other films, and won a “DVD Premiere Award”, along with fellow Hanson Brothers Steve and Jeff Carlson (brothers of Jack Carlson), for his part in the 2002 sequel Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice.

Captain Johnny Upton (aka Allan Nicholls) will be in Whistler October 7-9 for the WHA 50th Anniversary

Allan is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer and musician. He was nominated for both a BAFTA and WGA award for his writing on the 1978 film A Wedding.[1] He is often credited as Allan Nicholls.[2] Allan was lead vocalist in the mid-60s with recording acts J.B. & The Playboys (RCA), who later became The Jaybees (on RCA) then Carnival Connection (Capitol). After playing Claude in the musical “Hair” he returned to Montreal to briefly sing lead vocals with Mashmakhan before releasing a number of solo recordings (with some charting in Canada) before delving into a career with the movie industry. A “J.B. & The Playboys – Anthology” CD was released by Super Oldies in 2005. He is probably most well-known to the general public for his role as team captain Johnny Upton in the movie Slap Shot.

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October 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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