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Phantoms and Penguins Bring Outdoor Hockey to Mill Creek Park

By Sean Stewart, 08/31/18, 1:15PM EDT

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH— The Youngstown Phantoms and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation have partnered to keep hockey alive and well all year round. With the completion of the dek hockey rink at the Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park, kids of all ages will have exposure to the great sport of hockey all year.

“Dek hockey is an obviously incredible way to expose kids and adults to the great sport of hockey,” said Phantoms President Andrew Goldman. “Ice is the most challenging and expensive hurdle to get involved with hockey and this is an incredible way to expose more and more families to this great sport.”

This is the 14th dek hockey rink the Penguins Foundation has built and the first outside the Pittsburgh area.

“We have a new partnership with the (Youngstown) Phantoms and the USHL team is really excited about doing something and working with the kids,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Penguins Foundation. “We were approached by Mill Creek Park, this is a joint venture between the Penguins Foundation and Mill Creek park to build this dek. We’re excited.”

The rink will be open to the public in the near future.