Worse than Slapshot

Published September 4, 2021 at 3:13 PM

I'm talking about the Danbury Trashers of the United Hockey League (UHL). You will discover this folkloric team through the documentary Untold: Crime and penalties, available now in English original version or dubbed in French on Netflix.

For my part, 1 hour and 26 minutes of pure pleasure! Basically, I love documentaries about sports and here we have the sports folklore part that I miss so much in 2021.

The Danbury Trashers would have been a perfect team to play in the heyday of the North American League or if you prefer, senior hockey. I would have seen a natural rivalry against the late Bob Burger's Laval Chiefs!

One of the Thrashers best players was former QMJHL star David-Alexandre Beauregard. David who was a San Jose Sharks pick and had a bright future, but lost an eye on the ice. His nickname by the particular Danbury ownership group was "One eye smiley".

The owner was a notorious member of the New York mafia and named his 17-year-old son the general manager of the team. We know a lot of players who played there including Rumun Ndur, Jon "nasty" Mirasty, Frank "the animal" Bialowas, Francis Belanger, Brent Gretzky, David-Alexandre "one eye smiley" Beauregard, Mario Larocque, Jean-Michel Daoust and Mike Rupp.

I highly recommend this documentary for good entertainment or to study the human race. It is a beautiful study of our society. You will discover the Galante family.

Not to mention for this article without spoiling anything: honorable mention to the famous section 102 at the Danbury arena :) . A nice group of people who went to mass before each game.

Town Beard
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