End Of An Era Approaches In Johnstown

By Robert Dvorchak
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

JOHNSTOWN, Pa.– From her seat in War Memorial Arena, Chris Richey was knitting a scarf for one of her grandchildren because the action in the hockey game was too nerve-racking.

But like the classic knitter Madame Defarge, who used yarn to measure out the life of a man in “A Tale Of Two Cities,” her purling is symbolic of the end for an iconic hockey team. After the Johnstown Chiefs play their final home game Saturday, the franchise is skating off to a new home in South Carolina.

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