1994 RHI Pittsburgh Phantoms TeeRegular price $34.00 Save $0.00
The Pittsburgh Phantoms were a professional roller hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States that played in Roller Hockey International. The team got its name from the "Steel Phantom" rollercoaster, located at Kennywood Park, a theme park located in the suburb of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. At the time of the team's inception the Phantom was the tallest and fastest steel rollercoaster in the world. The logo was heavily inspired by the roller coaster's logo seen at the entrance to the ride.
The Phantoms played their first game on June 5, 1994. Their opponent was the New England Stingers whom they beat 10-5 in front of a crowd announced as 2,467 at the Cumberland County Civic Center; the first goal in franchise history was scored by Trevor Buchanan. Later that season they would move to the Civic Centre Arena to play, beating the Atlanta Fire Ants 10-9 in their first game in the arena.
The team also was part of the first professional hockey game that included two professional women's players. In July 1994, Erin Whitten for the Phantoms faced off against goaltender Manon Rhéaume who played for the New Jersey Rockin' Rollers.Whitten was also part of a game with the Toledo Storm when they beat Dayton, 6-5, on October 30, 1993 marking the first win by female professional player.
On August 25, 1994, the Civic Arena opened their roof when the Phantoms hosted the Minnesota Arctic Blast. It marked the first time the roof was opened for a professional hockey game. The team played the theme song from 2001: A Space Odyssey while the roof opened.The team later folded a few months later
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