'Star Wars' on Ice and the 10 Greatest Hockey Scenes in Film

From the storm trooper ice-capades to Coach Bombay's inspirational speech to the Mighty Ducks

The original Hanson Brothers in the 1977 hockey classic, 'Slap Shot' Universal Pictures


It has been quite a few years since a good, fun hockey movie has hit theaters here in the U.S. That changes today, with Michael Dowse's Goon, which currently has a 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, coming to the big screen. Written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Knocked Up), the film stars Seann William Scott (American Pie) as an incredibly nice (but not so bright) guy who lands a job as the enforcer on a minor league hockey team. It's a hilarious take on hockey, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1977 classic Slap Shot.

It also gave us a great excuse to run down some of the greatest cinematic hockey scenes of all time.

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