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History of Pens minor league system

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:36 pm

Not sure if this goes under Pens, or Pens Affiliates section, so feel free to move, but does anyone have a brief history of the Pens minor league affiliations?

I remember the Russian Penguins of the 80's, the Lumberjacks, and the Muskegon line of the first stanley cup, so I'm guessing we had a minor league team there. But I don't remember, or let alone paid attention until recently of the Pens minor league affiliates.

When did we hook up with WBS and the Nailers?
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Postby eastonpensfan on Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:01 pm

WBS came into existence for the 99 season. The Nailers were just before that.

Before the Baby Pens, the Pens sent some prospects to the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL as part of a split affiliation.
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Postby lowedog on Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:18 pm

Baltimore in the early 90's (lumberjacks) however I don't think they really controlled the team as much as they do the baby-pens etc.
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Postby Angry Skating Pen w scarf on Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:53 pm

lowedog wrote:Baltimore in the early 90's (lumberjacks) however I don't think they really controlled the team as much as they do the baby-pens etc.



Was it the Baltimore Lumberjacks or Skipjacks?
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Postby Lorneadoon on Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:02 pm

Here's a capsule of the minor league teams:

http://www.pittsburghhockey.net/PensPag ... Teams.html
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Postby newarenanow on Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:54 pm

Lorneadoon wrote:Here's a capsule of the minor league teams:

http://www.pittsburghhockey.net/PensPag ... Teams.html


That's pretty cool. Thank you very much.

It feels like we've been had WBS as our affilate forever, but it's only been 8 years. Funny how we switched so many times. I remember Muskegon, Cleveland, Johnstown, and WBS.
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Postby roast on Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:20 pm

I believe that the Pittsburgh club actually OWNS WBS. In those other cases I believe they just had "agreements". I rememeber reading that the baby pens are one of a handful of minor clubs that actually generate revenue for the big club. Not sure about Wheeling though.
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Postby JS© on Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:50 am

newarenanow wrote:
Lorneadoon wrote:Here's a capsule of the minor league teams:

http://www.pittsburghhockey.net/PensPag ... Teams.html


That's pretty cool. Thank you very much.

It feels like we've been had WBS as our affilate forever, but it's only been 8 years. Funny how we switched so many times. I remember Muskegon, Cleveland, Johnstown, and WBS.


Ahhh, yes, the Johnstown years. I remember Pittsburgh assigned quite a few players here that refused to report. I'll have to go through hockeydb to see if I can remember the names.
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