Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans are invited to the Annihilate the Islanders rally in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an Annihilate the Islanders rally before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride. Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this year? Tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Township manager Jerry Andree says facility still is far from a done deal.
Plans are in the infancy stage for the Pittsburgh Penguins to partner with UPMC on a cutting edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry. "It's really going to be a one-of-the-kind in the country," said Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan. The proposed 150,000 square foot complex would be located in the Cranberry Woods business park off Route 228—near the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn—and offer hockey-related training and injury treatment and prevention. McMillan said the facility would be similar in nature to the UPMC sports performance complex on Pittsburgh's South Side, which is used by the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh and includes sports medicine, practice and training facilities With its attachment to an NHL team …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The county executive and mayor have declared Wednesday “A Great Day for Hockey,” and they are encouraging fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyer
“Ground the Flyers” rally is planned at the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard downtown beginning at noon today. The event is being organized by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bob McLaughlin from the X Morning Show will emcee the event, and Iceburgh is expected to attend. Musical entertainment will also be provided by the Kardaz Brothers and Turner’s Dairy and Snyder of Berlin will be providing refreshments to attendees. The county executive and mayor have declared Wednesday “A Great Day for Hockey,” and they are encouraging fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Engelland was at the Leetsdale store Friday to help celebrate the supermarket's grand re-opening.
When Heather Goetz stopped by the Giant Eagle to pick up some groceries Friday, the Sewickley woman got a little more than she bargained for. Goetz had no idea that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland would also be in the store meeting fans and signing autographs for two hours. “Well, it’s my lucky day,” said Goetz, 26, as she waited in line. It was a hockey night in Leetsdale as more than 100 Pittsburgh-area fans streamed through the supermarket, waiting patiently for their chance to meet Engelland. The NHL star was in town as part of Giant Eagle’s ongoing grand re-opening festivities celebrating the supermarket's expansion. Soap star Doug Davidson greeted fans last month and former Pittsburgh Penguins centerman and seven-…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby bought a house in the village, tore it down and is building a new place.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sidney Crosby came back to hockey in a big way Monday night after a 10-month hiatus.
A certain amount of luck and a random act of kindness landed me a seat exactly one row behind the Penguin bench at Monday night’s big game. And this was not just any hockey game, as we all know. Monday night marked the epic return of Sid the Kid—the great Sidney Crosby—after a 10-month absence spawned by a severe head injury. Before I delve into this column, I want to first give some mad props to the sports columnists out there who cover these historic games, because I am having a little trouble moving past the following phrases: “Oh my God. Did that just happen? Did we just see that? Was Sidney Crosby seriously two feet away from me? Wow. Oh, wow.” Bear with me. We’re going to get through this. I’ll take it from the top. On Friday, I …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Police from various departments across the region will be at CONSOL Energy Center before the Pens game on Saturday, collecting money to benefit the family of Lower Burrell Officer Derek Kotecki, who was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday.
Head out to CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, to support those who suit up in gear and uniforms for the sake of the public. Though the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. that evening, we’re not talking about supporting the athletes. We’re talking about supporting the police and, in particular, honoring a fallen officer by contributing to a fund to benefit his grieving family. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki was killed in the line of duty. The 18-year veteran was shot when he and his K-9 partner, Odin, exited their squad car in the Dairy Queen parking lot along Greensburg Road, where Kotecki had been dispatched to apprehend homicide suspect and fugitive Charlie Post. Kotecki …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Crosby has not been cleared for contact, but has been participating in scrimmages.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Penguins open their NHL playoffs at 7 p.m. today in the Consol Energy Center.
"It's the most ... wonderful time ... of the year." For hockey fans, anyway. Still, aren't we all hockey fans this time of the year? Sewickley Patch wants to know where you'll be watching Penguinsplayoffs games, especially if you're going to a local establishment or to a house party in the Sewickley area. Some of you may be lucky enough to have scored tickets at the Consol Energy Center for the Pens' first two playoffs games today and Friday, but for those of you who didn't, where are you watching those games? The Penguins will be broadcasting at least their first-round playoffs games this year against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a big screen in the Civic Arena south parking lot across the street from the Consol arena. The screen usually …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Penguins will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will have a rally for Penguins fans at noon Wednesday at the Allegheny County Courthouse courtyard. Onorato also declared Wednesday "Black and Gold Day" in Allegheny County. The Penguins will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Consol Energy Center in the first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Penguins mascot Iceburgh will be on hand for the rally, which will feature live music and snacks for fans. Fans are encouraged to don back and gold throughout the day and bring nonperishable and canned food items to the event to be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Fans attending the game are asked to wear white to create a "white …