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Somerset native makes it pro

In Hockey on July 7, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Not too long ago, QZ93 Sports went by a different name: CDM Sports. The “M” in that name stood for Bob McElligott, who helped form the network alongside Jack Dickey and the late Nathan Codispoti.

Now it is a pleasure to see that Bob continues to advance in his career, moving up from Syracuse of the AHL to join the broadcast team for Columbus in the NHL. More…


Junior hockey team holds presser to announce franchise

In Hockey on May 22, 2009 at 12:59 am

We told you about the United Junior Hockey League’s plan to put a franchise in Johnstown back on April 6. It was finally announced officially on Thursday.

The league held a press conference in town to introduce the league, which is aimed at kids age 15-20. More…

Somerset hockey raising some funds

In Hockey, PIHL, Somerset on April 18, 2009 at 9:14 am

The Somerset hockey team is raffling off an autographed, authentic Marc-Andre Fleury jersey and a Johnstown Chiefs hockey stick to help raise money for ice time at Planet Ice in Richland.

The jersey of the Penguins goalie and the signed Chiefs goalie stick will be raffled off on May 25 and 24, respectively. To purchase tickets, see any Golden Eagles hockey player before May 15. More…

Not much of a fighter, Hanson’s son buries one

In Hockey on April 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

This post isn’t so much about this area, as far as high school sports. But some may like it anyway.

Christian Hanson, the son of former Johnstown Jet Dave Hanson, scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday, scoring over none other than NHL all-time wins leader Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. More…

Hockey league adds team in J-Town

In Hockey on April 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm

The United Junior Hockey League has apparently added a franchise in Johnstown to start play in the 2009-2010 season.

The Johnstown Jets will become the eighth team in a league designed for 15- to 20-year-old players. More…

Sled hockey the fundraiser of the day

In Bishop McCort, Hockey on April 4, 2009 at 8:34 am

Our Town put together a piece on this afternoon’s fundraiser at Planet Ice for a local sled hockey team.

The Penguin Cup runner-up Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers will face the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins at 4:15 p.m. at Planet Ice. More…

McCort hockey iced in Penguin Cup final

In Bishop McCort, Hockey, PIHL on March 24, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Bishop McCort hit the ice at Mellon Arena for the second straight game, but came up a goal short in its bid for a Penguin Cup championship, falling to Mars 3-2.

The Planets, the No. 1 seed, held off the Crushers late as No. 3 Bishop McCort tried to pull the game even. More…

Bishop McCort chasing a title

In Bishop McCort, Hockey, PIHL on March 24, 2009 at 12:30 am

Best of luck to the Bishop McCort hockey team in its quest to win the Penguin Cup tonight at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. The No. 3 seed Crimson Crushers face off at 6:30 p.m. against the top seeded Mars Planets. More…

Olympian to make stop at Chiefs game

In Hockey, Rockwood on March 20, 2009 at 5:30 am

Don’t miss a chance Sunday to visit with United States Olympian Sam Sacksen, who will be at the Johnstown Chiefs game signing autographs before the 2:35 faceoff with Elmira.

Sacksen finished 18th in the modern pentathalon during the Beijing Olympics, the best of any American. He’s a 2004 graduate of Rockwood High School, and wrote a great series of articles for local newspapers during his time in China.

Olympian Sacksen to meet Chiefs fans (The Daily American)

Bishop McCort headed to Penguin Cup final

In Bishop McCort, Hockey on March 19, 2009 at 6:49 pm

The Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers hockey team has had a ongoing battle with Serra Catholic.

But Thursday? That was no battle.

The Crushers exploded for three goals in a little more than a minute of the third period and cruised from there, topping the Eagles 9-3 in a Class A Penguin Cup semifinal game at Mellon Arena. More…