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Trying to build grassroots hockey in Pittsburgh

From Dave Mackall of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

For a brief time, the city was home to a junior hockey program — the Pittsburgh Forge enjoyed several highly successful seasons during this decade before disbanding — but now, many aspiring hockey players again are forced to move elsewhere at an early age to improve their skills.

Umberger said the time may be right for Pittsburgh to try it again, and he hopes someone will be able to include the city in the junior ranks once more.

“It might have been a little premature before,” he said. “If interest keeps growing here, eventually, it would be great to see a team here again. It’s something that could work out.”

Read the entire article here.

It is never a bad thing to start growing the game of hockey.