A new documentary is coming to Netflix about the Danbury Trashers. A viewing event is scheduled at the Danbury Arena for the documentary called UNTOLD: Crime and Penalties. Some Trashers players and the producers will be on hand for a Q&A tonight. The event will begin at 5pm, with the viewing starting at 7:30pm inside Patriot Rink.
Attendees need to register for the free event.
The story of the 2004 through 2006 Danbury Trashers features AJ Galante, who was named head of the minor league team by his dad at age 17. The team was known for having more penalty minutes in one season than any other team, breaking attendance records, and a large payroll that circumvented the United Hockey League’s annual salary cap.
The team became embroiled in the FBI’s take down of James Galante, the trash magnate with ties to the mob and Genovese crime family. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the team put the players or their wives on the payroll of various trash companies as no-show employees. The older Galante was sentenced 87 months in prison.