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  PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 13 Penguins Pick Up First Win of New Year WBS begins three-game road trip to Norfolk and St. John’s  LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   WENDESDAY, JANUARY 4:  PENGUINS 1, Admirals 5… The Admirals raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back in a 5-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Cory Concacher (2g-1a) potted a pair of goals to help Norfolk stake a 2-0 lead in the… read more
Posted on 01/10/12


Penguins Loan Day, Sign Chupp to PTO W-B/S faces Admirals tonight in Norfolk   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Brian Day has been loaned to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.  In addition, the Penguins have signed Nailers center Cody Chupp to a professional try-out agreement.    Day, 23, will be skating in his first game action this season after suffering an injury during training camp.  The first-year player made his… read more
Posted on 01/10/12

The Rebirth of a Frozen Pond

    The Rebirth of a Frozen Pond By Mike O’Brien   When the floods swept through the Wyoming Valley this past September, the devastation was immediate for many of its victims.  Homes were lost, belongings were destroyed and many were forced to rebuild.     For the Riverside Park Ice Rink in Tunkhannock, the situation was unique.  Simply put, they lost everything.  Given though the numerous property casualties throughout the area, it would be understandable… read more
Posted on 01/09/12

Penguins Recall Forward Tangradi

  Penguins Recall Forward Eric Tangradi from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Eric Tangradi from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Tangradi, 22, currently leads WBS with 14 goals and ranks second with 25 points in 30 games. Tangradi will be appearing in third stint with the Pittsburgh this season. He is scoreless in four games with the team this… read more
Posted on 01/09/12


PENGUINS’ COMEBACK EFFORT FALLS SHORT AGAINST CRUNCH Walker’s two-goal night can save W-B/S in loss   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Kyle Palmieri’s two-goal night matched a pair of goals by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Geoff Walker and gave the Syracuse Crunch a 4-3 win over the Penguins on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    Down 3-1 as they entered the final frame, an early 5-on-4 advantage allowed the Penguins to pull within one as Walker tipped Alex… read more
Posted on 01/07/12


  PENGUINS BATTLE PAST AMERICANS IN SHOOTOUT Williams gets goal and two helpers in WBS’ first win of 2012   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Jason Williams tallied a goal and chipped in two assists to lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-3 shootout win over the Rochester Americans on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  The victory lifted the Penguins to a record of 19-11-1-1 and extended their winning streak against the Americans to seven games.   Leading… read more
Posted on 01/06/12


  ADMIRALS RACE PAST PENGUINS, 5-1 Petersen scores lone goal as Admirals win fourth straight versus W-B/S   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A pair of three-point performances from Cory Conacher and Trevor Smith ushered the Norfolk Admirals to a 5-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Conacher notched two goals and an assist, while Smith posted three helpers to lead Norfolk to its fourth victory in a row over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.… read more
Posted on 01/04/12


  DESPRES, MCDONALD SELECTED TO AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAM McDonald makes second straight trip; Despres earns honor in rookie season   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that right wing Colin McDonald and defenseman Simon Despres have been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held Jan. 29-30 in Atlantic City, N.J.   McDonald earns… read more
Posted on 01/04/12


The Penguins are once again teaming up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Join the Pens and ACS on January 7 when we take on the Syracuse Crunch at 7:05pm. We'll ditch our traditional black and gold for a night to pull on pink jerseys which will be auctioned off during the evening. We’ll also be selling autographed Pink Pucks during the evening.  Penguins players have signed approximately 800 of these special pucks, which have then… read more
Posted on 01/03/12

Chris Kobela

NAME – Chris Kobela EMAIL ME RESIDENCE – Kingston, PA HOMETOWN – Allentown, PA BIRTHPLACE – Poughkeepsie, NY FAMILY – Mom-Geri Dad-Ted PETS – Dog HIGH SCHOOL – Salisbury COLLEGE – Duquesne University WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS – June of 2010 PREVIOUS JOBS – Intern for Pittsburgh Pirates and Lehigh Valley IronPigs FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) – Phillies, Eagles and 76ers FAVORITE BOOK – Any biography… read more
Posted on 01/01/12
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