Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Fans are also encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.
Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant St. in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE’s Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of …
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.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The NCAA tournament wraps up Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
The Robert Morris University-hosted Frozen Four Tournament at Consol Energy Center could have an $11 to 13 million economic impact on the Pittsburgh region, according to a university official. Marty Galosi, RMU assistant athletic director, said the tournament, running at the arena through Saturday, is expected to bring more than 13,000 college hockey fans to Pittsburgh. Galosi said the university secured a bid in 2012 to host the tournament, which marks Pittsburgh's first NCAA championship. "I would hope that this is drawing people from outside of the area into Pittsburgh," he said. Yale and Quinnipiac will meet tomorrow in the tournament's final round. "This is increased visibility for our program," Galosi said. "It's national …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Moon beats Montour in an 8-to-3 matchup.
High school hockey players are not supposed to play a game with a heavy heart, but there was no way to avoid that on Thursday night, when Moon beat Montour, 8-3. The game opened as both teams joined for a moment in silence for the late younger brother of Montour goaltender Brandon Heitzenrater. Moon head coach Craig Bioni said both teams were in pain during the game—senior night for the Tigers. “A lot of these guys know each other from Moon and Montour,” Bioni said. “It was a sad night for us also.” Nine seniors played their final home game for Moon (6-0 division, 10-6-3 overall), which dominated on home ice and clinched a first-round bye in the Class AA Penguins Cup. Montour (0-6 division, 1-18 overall) finished its season Thursday. Moon …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The game marks the 18th win of the Colonials season.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Craig Bioni reflects on coaching his sons—both on and off the ice.
When they’re at the ice rink, Craig and Justin Bioni have a typical athlete-instructor bond, but that changes when the game ends. “We live five minutes from the (Airport Ice Arena) and when your dad is the coach, it’s a long ride home,” Craig jokingly said. Justin Bioni, of the Moon Area High School varsity hockey program, is one of five high school hockey players in the PIHL Class AA division to be coached by his father, Craig. The two are making the most of the experience. “It’s great (playing for my dad). I love it,” said Justin, a defenseman for the Tigers. “Playing for other coaches is pretty good, but my dad will push me to do what I need to do in order to get better, and he’s always on me, but I like it.” Craig, who is also in …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The local hockey standout has been added to the Rangers' roster.
The New York Rangers have recalled Coraopolis native J.T. Miller to its roster. Miller, 19, was a first-round draft pick for the Rangers in 2011, and has registered eight goals and 20 points for the Connecticut Whales. Miller most recently appeared in the World Junior Championship, where he finished with two goals and seven assists. Read more about Miller on NJ.com.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Teachers in the Moon Area School District will take on the Moon Hockey Club this weekend to raise money for prom activities.
Moon Area School District faculty and students will take to the ice this weekend in a hockey game fundraiser for the high school's upcoming prom season. "Prom gets more and more expensive every year," said high school teacher Loni Ianessa. "So anything we can do to help would be great." Ianessa and troupe of teachers in the district will take on the Moon Hockey Club Saturday at the Airport Ice Arena. Proceeds from the match-up will go towards after-prom activities in the district or to individual students who may have trouble paying for the festivities. Ianessa said 14 staff members at the high school will suit up for the game. "Hockey's become more mainstream," Ianessa said. "So we figured, more people are playing hockey, let's …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Colonials fall to Air Force.
Monday, January 14, 2013
A third-period goal earns the Colonials the victory.