Thu., 11:05 a.m.: Phantoms’ Zoldan to partner with former Penguin

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Phantoms announced at a morning press conference that owner Bruce Zoldan will take on a partner. Troy Loney, 50, who was instrumental in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ two Stanley Cup wins, and his wife Aafke will become equal partners with Zoldan, pending league approval.

Loney appeared in 532 regular-season games for the Penguins from 1991-1993. He then went to Anaheim in the 1993 NHL expansion draft and played there for a year before splitting the 1994-95 season between the Rangers and the Islanders. In 624 NHL games, Loney recorded 87 goals, 110 assists, 197 points, and 1091 penalty minutes.

Loney’s son, Ty, played for the Phantoms several years ago. The Phantoms are part of the U.S. Hockey League, which is considered the top-tier junior-level circuit in America.