The Hanson Brothers come to Buffalo

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The Hanson Brothers came to Buffalo May 2 and played in an exhibition game at the 31st annual Greater Buffalo Senior Hockey Invitational. The event was held at the Northtown Center and is sponsored by Performax Hockey. The hockey players doubled as actors for the 1977 movie “Slap Shot” with Paul Newman. In real life, they are Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson. In addition to creating hockey lore, the three have had accomplished careers at the pro level, including appearing in a substantial number of games in the NHL.