PENGUINS' ANNUAL ADULT FANTASY CAMP A SUCCESS
Campers enjoyed two days of fun on Mellon Arena ice Feb. 3 and 4 skating with former Penguins greats such as Larry Murphy, Bob Errey, Bryan Trottier and Phil Bourque, among others.
Campers were split up among four teams and had a chance to practice and play a round-robin tournament on Feb. 3 with the semifinals, consolation and championship games on Feb. 4.
In addition, campers had a chance to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Feb. 3 as well as the Penguins game against the New York Islanders on Feb. 4.
The second-seeded Royals captured the Penguins Fantasy Cup championship on Saturday with a 3-2 win over the Rockhoppers. Former Penguins Murphy, Errey and Francois Leroux played on the Royals, who were coached by Penguins Assistant General Manager Eddie Johnston. The Rockhoppers featured former Penguins Warren Young and Trottier and were coached by Ken Wregget.
The Royals advanced to the championship game with a 5-3 win over the third-seeded Emperors, who featured former Pens Dennis Owchar and Mark Kachowski. They were coached by Pierre Larouche.
The Rockhoppers, who went winless on Feb. 3, upset the top-seeded Chinstraps, 1-0, in the semifinals. The Chinstraps featured former Penguins Phil Bourque and Alain Lemieux and were coached by Duane Rupp.
The Chinstraps beat the Emperors in the consolation game to capture third place.
In the four years of the Penguins Fantasy Camp, the top-seeded team has not won the championship.