Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2017-10-23T20:51:06+00:00

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed goaltender Antti Niemi on waivers and promoted Casey DeSmith from Wilkes Barre.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 24th...

1972 - Pens goalkeeper Denis Herron made 23 saves and recorded his second shutout with Pittsburgh by blanking the Vancouver Canucks. Pittsburgh native and Gerry O'Flaherty played his first game against the Penguins.
1987 - Mario Lemieux recorded his ninth career hat trick when he scored three goals against Buffalo Sabres' Jacques Cloutier.
1996 - Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso surrendered a goal on a penalty shot from Calgary's Robert Reichel.
2001 - Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg stopped Dallas' Mike Modano on a penalty shot.
2003 - Pittsburgh Hornets' player Bob Bailey died.

Highlights and statistics for the 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins:

Follow the 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins as they attempt to become the first NHL team in three decades to win three consecutive Stanley Cup championships.

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

The good news for the @penguins ? Niemi’s goals against averaged dropped from 7.94 to 7.50 #babysteps

Matt Murray ties Johan Hedberg and Roberto Romano for 8th place on @penguins all-time wins list with 46.

Olli Maatta’s assist extends his point streak to a career-high 6 games. 8 points this season, surpassed his point total from last season

The Voice of God, Mike Lange Pittsburgh Penguins Promo

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

This gave us goosebumps.   Mike Lange: "Tonight marks the start of a fight to [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins trade Derrick Pouliot to Vancouver

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

   The Penguins traded defenseman Derrick Pouliot to the Vancouver Canucks for defenseman Andrey Pedan [...]

Georges Laraque calls Pens ’embarrassment’ for planned White House visit

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Former Pittsburgh Penguin Georges Laraque calls team 'embarrassment' for planned White House visit Source: Former [...]

Former Pittsburgh Hornets’ player Parker MacDonald dead at 84

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Parker MacDonald, a center for the 1967 Calder Cup Champion Pittsburgh Hornets, has died. The former NHL [...]

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
Total number of online advertisements on this site.
Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
Number of professional, amateur and college teams profiled on this site.
Google ranking, out of 22,100,000 when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched.

Other Pittsburgh hockey teams:

Pro hockey started here

Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey. Harry Peel admitted that he was paid $35 a week to play in a local amateur league in 1901.     READ MORE

Yellow Jackets

Pittsburgh’s Yellow Jackets dominated the amateur ranks of North America and won championships in 1924 and 1925, then morphed into Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)

Steel Town’s first entry in the National Hockey League. The franchise barely survived five years of sub-par hockey, but were doomed by the Great Depression.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Shamrocks

The Shamrocks lasted only one year. A scrappy team, beset with money problems, ironically had their fate sealed when the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood crippled the city.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

“The Wasps” gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Knights

Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Phantoms 

They played in the Roller Hockey International League in 1994 and featured Hall of Famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in Pittsburgh.     READ MORE

College & High School

Here’s where you’ll find links to all of the youth, high school and college teams that call Western Pennsylvania home. Don’t see your team listed? Let us know!     READ MORE