Guest Book

Guest Book

I discovered your site after reading “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.” I’m glad I did, really solid stuff here…
“PENNY LANE” / PITTSBURGH, PA

Tremendous. I heard about your site on Bob Grove’s pregame show on Sunday and I absolutely could not believe my eyes when I toured your online museum! You have done Pittsburgh hockey fans a great service. Any chance the new stadium will have a hall of fame?…
TIMOTHY NAPIER/ PITTSBURGH, PA

I’m on my second tour and have limited internet access. I stop by your site as often as I can to catch up on the Pens stats and news. I appreciate the connection to home. I’ll be home for the playoffs…
JASON/ MCKEES ROCKS, PA (BAGHDAD, IRAQ)

My sports collecting hobby has led me to MANY different sites in search of information and the vast majority are very disappointing, very incomplete and often a total waste of time. Your site is awesome – one of the VERY best – I am from Cleveland – do you think there is a CLEVELAND HOCKEY site like this – of course not !!  It has been a pleasure to enter !!…
BOB/ CLEVELAND, OH

I was interesting in learning more about the new (okay, old) blue jerseys the Pens are wearing this year and I googled a few times and found your site. I was surprised the to learn the history. Really nice stuff…
RENE CHAMBERLAIN / RESTON, VA

I really like to keep up with the Pens and how they are doing this year. I like the quick read of the stats page and honestly don’t care about ice time, plus-minus and that kind of stuff. Just goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. Your 2008-09 section gives me that with a little extra. I was surprised to see how quickly it updates after each game; most of the time quicker than the team’s own site. Thanks…
THOMAS L. / CHESTER, WV

I was researching some early Philadelphia hockey stuff and found this site and the connection to the Philadelphia Quakers (our first NHL team). I don’t like anything about your city but I will admit this site is rather comprehensive and I wish Philadelphia had one site like this. No diving, Crosby!…
ROBERT FRIOLLI / MEDIA, PA

A tap of the stick to you guys. I stop by this site daily to check out the home page. I am amazed at how you have something for every single day. It’s a terrific place to learn the history of Pittsburgh hockey…
LOUIS D’AMICO / CRANBERRY, PA

As an Historian (and a fan of All Things Black and Gold) I have to tell you how much I appreciate your site! Your research is wonderful and you are obviously very careful when it comes to what you put on your web pages. Your attention to detail is great!
The best part of your site: the currrent updates on the Pens and the Cup Finals! History is not just something that happened a long time ago; history is happening NOW. Your site is not just for nostalgia and that’s a good thing! It’s also a valuable educational resource!
Keep up the good work! Meanwhile: LETS GO PENS!”…
RICHARD SMITH / ACTON, MA

As a native ‘burgher (’61 to ’77), I really didn’t follow the Pens that much – Stillers (of course) and Pirates (70’s). Started paying more attention in the early 90’s, but faded away. With the ‘young guns’ I’ve started following more, and after watching the Winter Classic, did a web search for prior uniforms. Happened on your website and just wanted to say, “Awesome!…
KURT CHURBA / (FORMERLY OF) MCKEESPORT, PA

I remember the Pittsburgh Hornets of ’61-’62. I saw them play against the Rochester Americans at the War Memorial in October of 1961. The Hornets, wearing the Columbia Blue & Gold uniforms, won the game that night for one of their 10 victories that year. Some kid named Gerry Cheevers played goal for Pittsburgh that night. Cheevers, on loan to Pittsburgh from Toronto, would play for Rochester (the Leafs’ regular AHL farm team) later in that season. He eventually played for the 1965 Calder Cup champion Amerks in 1964-65.

More on the uniforms. The Columbia Blue & Gold uniforms also had matching pants and socks. They were unique. Later the “new” Hornets wore Detroit-style Red & White uniforms with a circular crest. To be honest that circular crest with a realistic hornet and the word “HORNETS” was very poorly designed, especially for a professional hockey team.

One more interesting story. The Hornets played the Amerks in Rochester in January of 1964. During the game a Hornet player accidentally skated over Gerry Cheevers’ hand. The cut was so deep you could see the tendons. With no spare goalie, Cheevers was taken by car to St. Mary’s Hospital, had stitches to close the wound, and came back to finish, and win the game for Rochester. We fans just sat there for nearly an hour. What a gutsy performance.

I miss the old AHL when the Amerks, Hornets, Buffalo Bisons, Cleveland Barons, Providence Reds, Springfield Indians, Hershey Bears and Quebec Aces made up the AHL. Rosters changed very little and big rivalries developed. It was great hockey! I enjoy your website….
TERRY PROCTOR / LIVONIA, NY

The HISTORICAL TIMELINE is a nice snapshot of hockey in the ‘Burg. This should be required reading for those that have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years…
STEVE HELMON / YOUNGSTOWN, OH

The site is simply tremendous! My father was an usher at the Civic Arena for many years and loves the Penguins. He doesn’t own a computer and knows little about the internet, but everytime he comes over to see his grandchildren he asks us to ‘bring up that Pittsburgh Hockey thing on the computer.’ What a neat discovery…
REGINA & DAVE (MY DAD) / MT. LEBANON, PA