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FOUR PLAYERS JOIN WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Four Players Join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins sign Manderson, Merth, Minella and Stevenson   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defensemen Peter Merth and Dustin Stevenson and forwards Christiaan Minella and Denver Manderson.   Merth spent the majority of 2012-13 with the Nailers, joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton late in the season.  He recorded a goal, 16 assists and 75 PIM in 48 games with Wheeling before signing a PTO… read more
Posted on 08/08/13

GRACE GOING TO THE NHL

Longtime Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins broadcaster Tom Grace is headed to the National Hockey League. Grace has accepted a position as the Manager of Team Services for the Florida Panthers, and will be joining the team within the next two weeks. “We are extremely happy for Tom and the opportunity he has with the Panthers,” said Penguins CEO Jeff Barrett.  “Tom has been the most recognizable and one of the most popular members of our organization since its inception. … read more
Posted on 08/06/13

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Penguins Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule Wilkes-Barre/Scranton faces Rochester and Hershey in home-and-home series   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today their 2013 preseason schedule.    The exhibition schedule is as follows:   Date Opponent Venue Time Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Rochester Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex 7:05pm            Friday, Sept. 27         … read more
Posted on 08/05/13

NAILERS & PENGUINS RENEW AFFILIATION AGREEMENT

Nailers and Penguins Renew Affiliation Agreement WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud members of the ECHL, are excited to announce that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League for the 2013-14 season. Wheeling enters its 14th consecutive season as the ECHL affiliate for both Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, as well as its 15th season overall with the NHL Penguins.… read more
Posted on 07/26/13

W-B/SCRANTON SIGNS GOALTENDER MANNINO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Signs Goaltender Peter Mannino Sixth-year pro and former NCAA Champion joins Penguins   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Peter Mannino to an American Hockey League contract.     Now entering his sixth year of professional hockey, 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.   … read more
Posted on 07/24/13

YOU LIKE US, YOU REALLY LIKE US!

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Facebook page hit something of a milestone on Sunday, surpassing the 20,000 likes mark. In less than one full year, the Penguins’ Facebook page has seen growth of more than 38%, going from 14,493 likes on August 1, 2012 to 20,001 as of July 15, 2013.  Since the start of the 2013 calendar year, the page has seen its likes grow by 23.1% (16,244 likes on January 1, 2013). The Penguins’ Facebook page is among the most popular for American Hockey League… read more
Posted on 07/15/13

BARRETT NAMED WINNER OF AHL’S EBRIGHT AWARD

Barrett Named Winner of AHL’s Thomas Ebright Award Penguins CEO honored for career contributions to the AHL   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today announced that chief executive officer Jeff Barrett has been selected as the winner of the league’s Thomas Ebright Award in recognition of career contributions to the AHL.   Barrett has overseen the operations of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since the team’s… read more
Posted on 07/11/13

AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR 2013-14

AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR 2013-14 League welcomes Utica Comets and Iowa Wild; Eastern Conference remains unchanged   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors, convening this week for its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has approved the following division alignment for the 2013-14 AHL season (NHL affiliates in parentheses): Eastern Conference Atlantic Division… read more
Posted on 07/11/13

PITTSBURGH SIGNS FOUR TO TWO-WAY DEALS

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed four players to NHL-AHL Two Way Deals on the first day of Free Agency, including two familiar faces for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fans. Forwards Bobby Farnham (one year deal), Chris Conner (one year deal), Nick Drazenovic (one year deal) and Andrew Ebbett (two year deal) were all inked to contracts on Friday. Farnham, 24, split the 2012-13 season – his first full season as a professional – between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Wheeling Nailers of the… read more
Posted on 07/05/13

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE 2013-14 GUARANTEED DATES

Penguins Announce 2013-14 Guaranteed Dates Home Opener set for Saturday, October 12   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced their six guaranteed home dates for the 2013-14 season.  The Penguins’ Home Opener is slated for Saturday, Oct. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  The complete list is as follows:   Saturday, October 12 Friday, November 29 Saturday, December 14 Friday, December 27 Saturday, January 4 Saturday, January 11… read more
Posted on 06/20/13
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