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Encyclopedia > Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)

The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The nickname coming from the baseball team also based in the city. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 County Allegheny County Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ...


History

The Pirates joined the NHL in 1925. They had perhaps their best season when they finished 3rd in the league and made the plaoffs for one of two times in their history. They lost the eventual Stanley Cup Montreal Maroons in a two game total goal series 6 goals to 4. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ...


The only other time the club made the playoffs was in 1928, when they again lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champions New York Rangers in a two game total goal series by the same score, 6-4. 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League team based in New York City. ...


In 1930, the team moved to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia Quakers. 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Some of the players to play for the Pirates include Roy Worters and Lionel Conacher. Roy Worters (October 19, 1900 in Toronto, Ontario - November 7, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Lionel Conacher (May 24, 1900 - May 26, 1954) , nicknamed The Big Train, was Canadas all-around athlete in the 1920s excelling in Canadian football, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, boxing and wrestling, and later playing a significant role in Canadian politics. ...


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Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 1925-30 (980 words)
The first NHL game played in Pittsburgh was on December 2, 1925 in which 8,200 fans paid $1.00 to see the 8:30 p.m.
The Pirates switched to Frank Fredrickson to assume coaching duties and switched to fl and orange uniforms for their fifth – and final season.
The expansion in 1967 brought Penguins to the NHL and the city of Pittsburgh and the orange and fl uniformed Flyers to Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (787 words)
The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1925-26 to 1929-30.
Odie Cleghorn, the Pirates' coach (and occasional player) for the first four seasons, was the first NHL coach to change his players on the fly.
Leonard then decidedto move the Pittsburgh Pirates to Philadelphia and rename them the Philadelphia Quakers, with the intention of returning to Pittsburgh as soon as a new arena was built.
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