It’s terrific to see Penguins equipment manager Dana Heinze honored by his high school, Johnstown Westmont Hilltop.
Heinze’s No. 30 was retired and raised to the rafters at the Cambria County War Memorial, where “Slap Shot” was filmed. Westmont Hilltop’s current team is wearing a commemorative patch on their jerseys that honors Heinze.
Heinze played goal for the Hilltoppers from 1982-86. He never won the West Penn Interscholastic Hockey League championship, but he’s got four Stanley Cup rings. Not bad.
Last Night the Westmont Hilltop High School Hockey Team retired my jersey number #30.— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 10, 2018
Everything was first class.
It brought back so many great memories from when I played at Westmont (1982/86. ) Thanks again to everyone who made it such a special night. pic.twitter.com/xEcsB8R0dD
Dropping the first puck. Westmont played Kiski and went on to win the game. pic.twitter.com/c4kBf1pCOY— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 10, 2018
Didn’t see this coming they hung a banner with my #30 in the rafters at the 1ST SUMMIT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial along side some of the greats of Johnstown Hockey. #7 Reg Kent #8 Galen Head # 11 Dick Roberge and Jet 9 Don Hall. They are all Legends. pic.twitter.com/cA2ukF2J3Z— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 10, 2018
I’m so glad I was able to share my night with my wonderful wife, Kathy. She deserves more credit than me for putting up with me. pic.twitter.com/vf0NDouXaO— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) October 10, 2018