The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Ottawa Senators tonight for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Pittsburgh leads the series, 3-2.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on May 23rd…

1929 – Pittsburgh Hornets left wing and coach Vic Stasiuk was born.
1941 – Pittsburgh Penguins Bryan Hextall was born.
1966 – Penguins left wing Gary Roberts was born.
1983 – Hornets left wing Tony Hemmerling died.

1991 – The Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 6-4, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.
1992 – Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins in four games to win the Wales Conference Championship for the second consecutive season.
2009 – Evgeni Malkin’s two goals and one assist established a Penguins record of six consecutive multiple-point playoff games.

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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. LEARN 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.
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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.
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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. LEARN 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. LEARN MORE


Pittsburgh Knights


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

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