By Dustin Briggs
Welcome back Pens fans! My name is Dustin, one of the newest members of the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew. With the 2015-2016 NHL season well underway, I’d like to tell you about my experience of becoming a member of the Ice Crew and what it has meant to me, as well as let you in on what we’ve been up to in order to prepare for the season.
As always, the Ice Crew has been busy inside and outside of the arena! We want to update you on all of the great events we had the opportunity to be a part of thus far, what’s going on currently, and what we have to look forward to in the future of the ’13-’14 season!
I’m sure you are just as excited as we are to have returned to Consol Energy Center for the 2013-2014 Pittsburgh Penguins hockey season! To kick off the Ice Crew’s first blog post of the new hockey year, we will be sharing some of our memorable “firsts” from the summer to pre-season!
It’s that time of year again, only how about making some New Years resolutions that are fun to adhere to? December was full of wonderful skating events for the Ice Crew! I would like to propose an alternative to the traditional New Years resolutions as I reminisce on our exciting end of the year activities.
“I like to move it, move it - you like to move it!” These enthusiastic song lyrics could be heard during “Moving Day,” an inspirational walk held in the North Shore in support of the National Parkinson Foundation. The Ice Crew and Iceburgh had the opportunity to join in on the event by partaking in the warm-up, meeting some of the participants and cheering on the walkers from start to finish.
As always, I am here to provide you with some behind-the-scenes insight, so lets take a look at the ABC’S of Ice Crew tryouts!
We have all heard the proverbial phrase, "All good things must come to an end." As the Pens season reached its climactic finale in April, so did my unforgettable experience as being a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew.
Having finished my first year on the Crew, I feel it is my call of duty and honor to give you “the scoop.” Here is a recap of four magnificent moments during my season as a rookie Ice Crew member...