Pennsylvania sports fans can enjoy two professional hockey teams playing during the winter season on a vacation getaway to the state.
The cities of Pittsburgh and Phillie offer hockey fans a chance to see their favorite team in action.
The Penguins and Flyers offer fans lots of action during the hockey season. So why not take in a game on your trip to the Keystone State?
In addition, there are also minor leagues located throughout the state so fans can watch ice hockey being played at a semi professional level.
Professional Hockey Teams
They are one of the National Hockey League teams that play in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.
They were founded in 1967 from the NHL expansion.
The Philadelphia Flyers players play their home games at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have a few Stanley Cup victories under their belts, the first in the 1973-1974 season then again in 1974-1975.
They also have 8 conference championships and 15 division championships to claim as of 2010. The Philadelphia Flyers schedule can be found on their website.
Hall of Famers include: Bernie Parent, Bobby Clarke, Paul Coffey, Darryl Sittler and Allan Stanley.
Retired jerseys include Parent, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, and Clarke.
The Penguins play in the NHL in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. They were created in 1967 as an expansion team.
The Penguins arena where they played home games since their inception was the Civic Arena but they switched in the 2010-11 season over to the Consol Energy Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins schedule is located on their website.
They have won three Stanley Cups, the first one in the 1990-1991 season then in 1991-1992 and 2008-2009 seasons.
Like the other Pittsburgh professional teams, they also sport black and gold colors on their uniforms.
One of the most recognizable player names is Mario Lemieux who also bought the team to be its owner.
Hall of Famers include Andy Bathgate, Paul Coffey, Tim Horton, Lemieux, Larry Murphy and Luc Robitaille.
The jerseys of Michel Briere and Lemieux have been retired.
Minor League Hockey Teams
They play in the American Hockey League and are the affiliate of the Washington Capitals.
They were formed in 1932 and play their home games at Giant Center. As of 2010 they hold 11 Calder Cups.
They are the AHL affiliate of Manchester Monarchs in the ECHL Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
Their games are played in downtown Reading’s Sovereign Center October through April every year.
They are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference of the Eastern Division.
They were formed in 1999 and play home games at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre PA.
Enjoy either the pros or the semi pros skate around on the ice and score goals on a vacation with family or friends to the state of PA during hockey season!