On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (August 27) / Penguins Trivia
- With 46 seconds left in franchise history, Scott Burfoot scored the last Pittsburgh Phantoms goal against the Minnesota Arctic Blast
The Phantoms were a professional roller hockey team owned by the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Howard Baldwin. The team’s name was inspired by Kennywood Park’s “Steel Phantom,” roller coaster which was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world at the time the team was formed.
The team was coached by former Penguins Rick Kehoe and Warren Young (who not only coached but also played for the Phantoms as well). Other former Pittsburgh Penguins players who played for the Phantoms include Bryan Trottier and Alain Lemieux.
The team played 22 regular season games in 1994 and made the playoffs, but the franchise went under a few months later.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Shawn McEachern to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Marty McSorley
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
What team did the Pittsburgh Phantoms play for their first game and in what arena?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Andy Bathgate and Ab McDonald
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