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PENGUINS RECALL MANNINO FROM WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Peter Mannino has been recalled from loan from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.    Mannino stopped 21-of-22 shots over two periods of play during the Nailers’ 4-3 preseason loss to the Fort Wayne Komets on Wednesday.  Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on July 24, the sixth-year pro went 10-7-0 in 20 games with the Manchester Monarchs last season, while recording a 2.47 goals against average… read more
Posted on 10/10/13

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #2

Penguins Start Season with Win in Bridgeport W-B/Scranton takes on Hershey in Home Opener on Saturday   Weekly Rewind Sat., Oct. 5 – Penguins 5 at BRIDGEPORT 2 Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk each notched a pair of goals to help lift Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 5-2 win over Bridgeport in their season opener at Webster Bank Arena.  Scott Harrington opened the scoring in his regular season pro debut with a power play goal at 12:56 of the first.  Conner would tie the game at two,… read more
Posted on 10/08/13

MANNINO LOANED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Peter Mannino has been loaned to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.    Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on July 24, Mannino went 10-7-0 in 20 games with the Manchester Monarchs last season, while recording a 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.     Now entering his sixth professional season, Mannino has played a total of 159 AHL contests between Bridgeport, Chicago,… read more
Posted on 10/08/13

KOSTOPOULS NAMED PENGUINS CAPTAIN

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Tom Kostopoulos has been named team captain for the 2013-14 season.  Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson and forward Zach Sill have been selected alternate captains.    ;   Kostopoulos, 34, becomes the Penguins’ captain for the second time in his career, having held the title from 2002-2004.  Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sept. 3, Kostopoulos is the organization’s all-time… read more
Posted on 10/03/13

FOUR PLAYERS SIGN WITH WBS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forwards Carter Rowney and Cody Sylvester to two-way American Hockey League contracts.  In addition, forward Mike Carman and goaltender Jeff Deslauriers have each joined the team on a Professional Tryout Agreement.   Sylvester scored the overtime game-winner for the Penguins in their preseason victory over the Rochester Americans on Sept. 27.  The 21-year old played five seasons… read more
Posted on 10/03/13

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #1

Penguins Open Regular Season Saturday in Bridgeport W-B/Scranton splits preseason series with Amerks and Bears   Weekly Rewind Wed., Sept. 25 – Penguins 2 at ROCHESTER (OT) Eric Locke’s goal at 2:56 of the overtime gave the Americans a 3-2 win over the Penguins at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in upstate New York.  Denver Manderson and Paul Thompson provided the scoring for W-B/Scranton.  Rookie goalie Eric Hartzell made 14-of-16 saves. Andy Chido suffered the loss… read more
Posted on 10/01/13

MANDERSON AND MINELLA LOANED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have loaned forwards Chris Minella and Denver Manderson to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.    Manderson tallied a goal and an assist in three preseason games, while Minella also dressed in three contests for the Penguins.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also announced the following players have been released from their try-out agreements: forwards Kyle Fletcher, Chaz Johnson, Patrick McGrath, Carter… read more
Posted on 09/30/13

PENS SIGN DESLAURIERS TO PTO

Penguins Sign Deslauriers to Tryout Agreement Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender rejoins squad   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Jeff Deslauriers to a professional tryout agreement.    A 29-year old from St-Jean-Richelieu, Quebec,Deslauriers was a member of the Penguins during the 2006-07 season, registering a 22-12-3 record and a .908 save percentage, along with career bests in shutouts (4) and goals… read more
Posted on 09/24/13

PITTSBURGH ASSIGNS EIGHT MORE TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned eight players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Players sent to WBS were forwards Nick Drazenovic, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Steve MacIntyre, Jayson Megna and Adam Payerl, and defensemen Scott Harrington, Philip Samuelsson and Brendan Mikkelson. Drazenovic, MacIntyre and Mikkelson have to clear waivers by noon on Mondaybefore they can report to… read more
Posted on 09/23/13

PENGUINS OPEN TRAINING CAMP ON SEPT. 21

Penguins Open Training Camp on Sept. 21 Twenty-five players to begin on-ice sessions on Saturday   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today the schedule and roster for their 2013 training camp.  Twenty-five players will report to camp with on-ice practices beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ice Rink at Coal Street.   All practices at the Ice Rink at Coal Street are free and open to the public.    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 09/19/13
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