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North Pittsburgh Wildcats


Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: black/teal

Founded: 1994


Baierl Ice Complex
  103 Marshall Drive
  Warrendale, PA  15086

The North Pittsburgh Youth Hockey Association was founded in 1994 and joined the PAHL the same year.  The Wildcats were one of many organizations that formed in the 1990s after the on-ice success of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Wildcats were also established in conjunction with the opening of a second Bladerunners facility in Western PA, this one resting near the intersection of I-79 and the PA Turnpike in Marshall Township.  This was also the first rink built along the I-79 corridor since the Sewickley Ice Arena removed its ice in 1982, and it opened up what would prove to be a huge hockey hotbed in the Cranberry/Warrendale/Wexford area.

North Pittsburgh has remained at the same rink ever since, which is now named the Baierl Ice Complex after an ownership change in 2015.  The Wildcats have grown into one of the largest and most successful PAHL programs due to its prime location and its strong working relationship with its rink.