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  • Richard Lomax
    According to memory from my days in Pittsburgh (although I am a geezer at 45) and Total Hockey, Duquesne Gardens was originally Schenley Park Casino (in
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 1, 2000
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      According to memory from my days in Pittsburgh (although I am a geezer
      at 45) and Total Hockey, Duquesne Gardens was originally Schenley Park
      Casino (in beautiful Schenley Park) constructed in 1895. After a few
      years it closed and reopened as DG. Pittsburgh had much amateur and
      minor league hockey (e.g., in IHL in 1904) from then on. Don't forget,
      they were in the NHL in the 1920's (the third NHL team in the US, from
      1925 - 1930) as the Pittsburgh Pirates before moving to Philly. I do
      remember people still talking about DG when I lived in Pittsburgh in the
      1970's, but it was already gone by then. The Pens never played there
      and DG might already have been gone (fire perhaps?) by the time the Pens
      began in 1967. Who else knows about DG?

      Richard
    • Josh Atkins
      The team Pittsburgh had in 1904 was a member of the first pro hockey league (so basically it couldn t have been minor pro , since that was the only one
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 1, 2000
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        The team Pittsburgh had in 1904 was a member of the first pro hockey
        league (so basically it couldn't have been "minor pro", since that was the
        only one around), the IPHL I believe (Intrl. Pro. Hockey League). Today's
        incarnation of the IHL never iced a team that played in Pittsburgh, much
        less DG. DG was torn down following the Hornet's season in 1956, it wasn't
        lost to a fire, although that seems to be a common impression. (Maybe
        there was a fire, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't the reason
        it was torn down, it was just an old building). The Civic (now Mellon)
        Arena was built in 1961 to house the Civic Light Opera (and the return of
        the Hornets). So basically DG was 10 years gone by the time the Pens
        appeared in Pittsburgh.

        josh

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        On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Richard Lomax wrote:

        > From: Richard Lomax <rlomax@...>
        >
        > According to memory from my days in Pittsburgh (although I am a geezer
        > at 45) and Total Hockey, Duquesne Gardens was originally Schenley Park
        > Casino (in beautiful Schenley Park) constructed in 1895. After a few
        > years it closed and reopened as DG. Pittsburgh had much amateur and
        > minor league hockey (e.g., in IHL in 1904) from then on. Don't forget,
        > they were in the NHL in the 1920's (the third NHL team in the US, from
        > 1925 - 1930) as the Pittsburgh Pirates before moving to Philly. I do
        > remember people still talking about DG when I lived in Pittsburgh in the
        > 1970's, but it was already gone by then. The Pens never played there
        > and DG might already have been gone (fire perhaps?) by the time the Pens
        > began in 1967. Who else knows about DG?
        >
        > Richard
        >
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