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Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Cambria County War Memorial
Location 326 Napoleon Street Johnstown, PA 15901
Broke ground 1948
Opened 1950
Operator SMG
Construction cost $7 million
Capacity 4,001
Johnstown Jets (NAHL) (1950–1977)
Johnstown Wings (NEHL) (1978-1979)
Saint Francis Red Flash (NCAA) (1970-1972)
Johnstown Red Wings (EHL) (1979-1980)
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) (1987–2010)
Johnstown Jackals (IFL) (2000)
Johnstown J-Dogs (NIFL) (2001)
Johnstown Riverhawks (AIFL) (2005–2007)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) (2010–2012)
Johnstown Generals (UIFL) (2011–2012)
Johnstown Tomahawks (NAHL) (2012–present)

The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The movie Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena. Current tenants of the arena are the Johnstown Chiefs.


In 2002 a 16.2 million-dollar grant from the commonwealth was approved for an entertainment complex in downtown Johnstown. As part of the grant, the Cambria County War Memorial Arena has undergone an 8-million-dollar renovation. Renovations included new seating, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, dasher boards, an elevator to the second floor, and general building enhancements. The project was completed in August 2003. The arena capacity for hockey is 4,001


In 2015 the Cambria County War Memorial Arena was nominated to the top 10 of the first ever Kraft Hockeyville USA contest with Pullar Stadium (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan), HealthyZone Rink (East Aurora, New York), Highgate Sports Arena (Highgate, Vermont), and the Quincy Youth Arena (Quincy, Massachusetts). With winning round 1 the War Memorial moved to round 2 with Pullar Stadium. Johnstown won round 2 also with advancing to the Finals against Decatur Civic Center (Decatur, Illinois). In the final round, Johnstown won and the War Memorial was given $150,000 in upgrades and hosted an NHL Preseason Game on September 29th, 2015. The match up included the Pittsburgh Penguins defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2.

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