ABOUT US

ABOUT US 2013-12-05T04:01:11+00:00

 

Pittsburgh is the center of the hockey universe.
HARRY STOEBENER, Captain of the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, in a Montreal Gazette article in 1901.

The image above is a composite of 16 photographs from 1896 through 2006.

The setting is a merged image of the Schenley Park Casino, Duquesne Garden and the Civic Arena that features players and objects from various eras.


OUR MISSION

Pittsburgh Hockey History.

Welcome to Pittsburghhockey.net, an online Pittsburgh hockey museum where you can explore the city’s hockey origins. We feature the history of Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Hornets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Phantoms, Pittsburgh Forge and Pittsburgh Shamrocks. You will find an assortment of artifacts and information from many contributors.

Part of this collection is already on display inside the city’s newest hockey arena, the CONSOL Energy Center.

THE PAST
Our homepage highlights Pittsburgh Hockey History on this date, a page that changes every day at midnight.

We present the city’s hockey history timeline, jersey histories, arena descriptions, all-time uniform numbers, rosters and some statistical snippets that are complimented with photographs of Pittsburgh hockey artifacts. Every day our home page details milestones in Pittsburgh hockey history.

• Hobey Baker, America’s Greatest Hockey Star, likely may have played the last game of his career in the Steel City.

• Long before Iceburgh, the Penguins had a real live penguin for a mascot, but he had a sad story.

• Can’t remember the last time the Penguins scored a short-handed goal or on a penalty shot? Have a look at “THE LAST TIME” feature to refresh your memory.

• Profiles of the 16 men from Western Pennsylvania that were good enough to crack an NHL roster.

THE PRESENT
We do our best to provide up-to-date statistics for the current season. We offer Pittsburgh Hockey Blog for our readers in addition to providing current Penguins’ and NHL headlines.

We want to educate the community and include the history of local college and club level hockey. Please help us by submitting rosters, photographs or website links for your local team.

THE FUTURE
We are in constant pursuit of old programs, news clippings, scrapbooks and other memories.  We’ll continue to expand this collection to share with our readers.

Thank you for visiting us and for preserving Pittsburgh’s rich hockey history.

When you want to tell a friend about our site, but can’t recall the address, just remember: “It’s not Pittsburgh Hockey without the .NET”

 

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO PITTSBURGH HOCKEY RESEARCH

We have participated in two television sports
specials for FSN Pittsburgh: 
Pittsburgh is
Hockeytahn
, and Remembering the Igloo             

FSN Pittsburgh, now ROOT, has been featuring items from
our database for most games for the last six seasons
..
>> 
PittsburghHockey.net donated the original bricks
from Duquesne Garden for a display inside the
CONSOL EnergyCenter

We were interviewed by The New York Times
for Pittsburgh Has Been a Special Home to Hockey
..>>
.. 
Le Magnifique:PittsburghHockey.net did
photographic and video research for sculptor
Bruce Wolfe’s bronze of Mario Lemieux
Research and wrote an article,
First American Hockey Star, for the
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

… 
Photographic research for Pittsburgh Penguins
Legendary Moments displayed on the PNC Legends
Level at CONSOL Energy Center
Wrote, researched and photographed
portions of Inside the Igloo