The New York Slapshots were a minor professional hockey team that played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League during the 1985-86 season. Although the team was officially based in Staten Island, New York, the rink at which they were slated to play (known as the Phil Esposito Sports Complex) was nevercompleted. Conventional wisdom is that the team played as a road-only team for the entire season, however the team did seem to play at least one game at the Ironbound Recreational Center in Newark, NJ.
The Slapshots were owned by a man named Rudy Slucker, president of Atlas Hardware Company based in Long Island. The team's greatest claim to fame (besides their movie-esque name) is that they were coached by former Philadelphia Flyer tough-guy, Dave Schultz.
Since their home arena on Staten Island never materialized, the New York Slapshots moved to Troy, New York for the 1986-87 season.