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Johnstown Red Wings
City: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
League: Eastern Hockey League
Founded: 1978
Operated: 1978-80
Home Arena: Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Colors: Red, White
General Manager: Ted Lindsay
Head Coach: Marty Read
Affiliates: Detroit Red Wings, Adirondack Red Wings
Franchise history
1978-79: Johnstown Wings
1979-80: Johnstown Red Wings

The Johnstown Red Wings were a professional ice hockey team based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania They were founded as a member of the Eastern Hockey League in the 1979-80 season. The Red Wings were used as an affiliate to the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL. At the time, Adirondack was the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings played for one season, disbanding after a 24-45-1 season. The Johnstown Red Wings were coached by Marty Read, who had played his college hockey at University of Michigan. Following the 1979-80 season, the team ceased operations. Johnstown would go without hockey until the 1987 season, when the Johnstown Chiefs were brought back as part of the ACHL

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Eastern Hockey League seasons only.

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedPoints GF GA Standings
1979–80 702445 1 492813845th



Notable PersonnelEdit

Ted Lindsay, General Manager
Paul Steigerwald, started broadcasting career with the Johnstown Red Wings, current play-by-play announcer for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins
Dave MacQueen, Red Wings' leading scorer in 1979-80, former Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach
Lorry Gloeckner, played 13 games for Detroit, sat out a season due to injuries, played final season in Johnstown before retiring.
Ron Docken, starting goalie for Johnstown Wings in 1978-79, had minor role in Slap Shot as backup goalie "Lebrun".

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