The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton take a short trip down the turnpike tonight to take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the first time this season. The Pens look to get the early edge on the division rival. This is the first of 12 meetings between the Pennsylvania-based clubs.
Friday, October 11
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
(0-1-0-0 Eighth in Atlantic Division)
|LEHIGH VALLEY||WBS PENGUINS|
|N/A||0||POINTS||Stefan Noesen | Adam Johnson||2|
|Andy Andreoff||4||PIM||Joseph Blandisi | Ryan Haggerty | Sam Lafferty | Sam Miletic||2|
|Ten Players Tied At||E||PLUS/MINUS||Jon Lizzote||Plus-3|
Stepan Noesen record his first two goals with the Penguins during the 4-3 win against the Hershey Bears.
Jake Lucchini continued his hot start to his pro career by collecting another goal in the first game of the season. Lucchini has seven goals in sixteen games since joining the Pens after a four year career at Michigan Tech.
Niclas Almari record his first professional point after assisting on a goal against Hershey.
Almari is entering his first full season with the WBS Penguins after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round in 2015.
Oula Palve also record his first point as a Penguin.
Casey DeSmith recorded 36 saves in his return to the WBS Penguins.
The Phantoms sold out the PPL Center for the sixth straight home opener.
Phantoms forward Cal O’ Reilly suited up for the Penguins during the 2011-2012 season. He recorded ten assists in 21 games during his stint with the Pens.
compiled by Jeremy Hannen
The Penguins’ home opener is on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Utica Comets. Puck drop between the Penguins and Comets is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.