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Director Michael Dowse with the cast on the set of Goon.

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Director Michael Dowse with the cast on the set of Goon.

Goon, the Manitoba-lensed hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, is the winner of Telefilm Canada’s Golden Box Office award for 2012.

The award, also known as the "Goldie," acknowledges the English-Canadian film that generated the highest domestic box office of the year.

Goon grossed $6.5 million in box office worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

The award will be presented Tuesday, June 18 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The film’s director, Michael Dowse, will win a $20,000 cash award for himself and screenwriters Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg will also share an additional $20,000 prize.

While shooting the film in late 2010, producer David Gross, Baruchel and Dowse all agreed their ambition was to make a Canadian hockey movie on a par with the acknowledged greatest hockey movie of all time, George Roy Hill’s 1977 classic Slap Shot.

"It’s the Holy Grail of hockey movies, for sure," Dowse said.

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