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BILL GUERIN BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

By Brian Coe Bill Guerin has accomplished just about everything one can in the world of professional hockey.  His name is on the Stanley Cup (twice); he appeared in four NHL All-Star Games, taking home MVP honors in 2001; he represented his country on the Olympic stage three times, capturing a silver medal in 2002; and he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. And his journey to these hockey heights began in the American Hockey League. Guerin, now an assistant general… read more
Posted on 01/28/15

CAPTAIN COMMUNITY

January 26, 2015 By Brian Coe The American Hockey League held its annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon, the 10th such event in the league’s history.  The AHL honored Frederic Cassivi, James Hendy, Art Stratton and Bronco Horvath – four prominent men from the league’s past – with enshrinement into its hallowed hall. But American Hockey League President Dave Andrews also took a few moments to acknowledge two current players suiting up in… read more
Posted on 01/26/15

CAPTAIN AMERICAN (HOCKEY LEAGUE)

By Brian Coe Tom Kostopoulos was just three weeks past his 23rd birthday when he made his American Hockey League All-Star debut in February of 2002.  The third-year pro recorded two points (1+1) to help the Canadian team defeat the PlanetUSA All-Stars, 13-11, on Valentine’s Day in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Kostopoulos has seen and experienced a lot since suiting up for that game more and a decade ago, including guiding Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the 2004 Calder Cup Finals, appearing… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

PENS TAKE ON ADMIRALS THIS WEEKEND

JANUARY 23, 2015     The Penguins look to gain key points as they head to Norfolk to face the Admirals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are three points behind division-leading Hershey Bears.    The Pens (21-17-1-3, Second Place in East Division) are coming off a 5-1 win against St. John’s after losing six straight games. Conor Sheary recorded his first multi-goal game of his pro career in the victory.   Norfolk (16-21-2-2,… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

PENGUINS RACE PAST ICECAPS, 5-1

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Conor Sheary recorded the first multi-goal game of his pro career and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put an end to a six-game winless streak as they upended the St. John’s IceCaps, 5-1, on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.    The Penguins got off to the fast start they wanted, scoring twice in the opening six minutes of the first period.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went ahead, 1-0, at 4:24 after losing a faceoff in the offensive… read more
Posted on 01/21/15

PENS HEAD TO HERSHEY FOR THANKSGIVING APPETIZER

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be looking for a pre-Thanksgiving feast when they head to Hershey to face the Bears at 7:00pm tonight. The Pens (11-8-1-0, 23 points) currently sit in first place in the East Division, and lead the second place Bears (9-7-1-1, 20 points) by three points.  Hershey is 2-4-0-0 in its last six games, which includes a 3-2 win over the Penguins at the GIANT Center on November 16. The Penguins are 6-3-0-0 in their past nine games, but have not won in Hershey… read more
Posted on 11/26/14

PENS TRAVEL TO ALBANY FRIDAY NIGHT

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins look to keep on the winning path Friday night when they visit the Alban Devils at 7:00pm. The Pens (10-7-1-0, 21 points) are currently in first place in the East Division, three points ahead of the second place Hershey Bears.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Portland Pirates on Wednesday night, with Jeff Zatkoff making 23 saves for his first shutout of the season. The Devils (7-4-1-3, 18 points) sit in fourth place… read more
Posted on 11/20/14

PENS AND SYRACUSE SET TO MEET SATURDAY

November 15, 2014 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins carry a four-game winning streak into Saturday night's contest against the Syracuse Crunch.  The puck drops at 7:05pm at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Pens (9-5-1-0, 19 points, 1st in East Division) defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-1, last night, with goals coming from Scott Wilson, Bryan Rust and Dominik Uher.  Jeff Zatkoff made 21 saves in his first action since returning from injury. The Crunch (7-4-3-0, 17 points,… read more
Posted on 11/15/14

PENS SET TO BATTLE PHANTOMS TONIGHT

By Mike Shields - November 13, 2014  Lehigh Valley will make the trek up I-476 for the second time this season as the Penguins are set to battle the Phantoms on Friday night.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton currently has a 1-1-0-0 record agianst the Phantoms after picking up the a win with a 2-1 overtime decision in Allentown on October 29.  This is the first game of another three-game weekend for the Pens.  They will host the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night before heading to Hershey… read more
Posted on 11/14/14

PENS RIDING MOMENTUM INTO THREE-GAME WEEKEND

By Mike Shields - November 13, 2014 After successfully putting up victories against Hershey, Binghamton, and Syracuse this past weekend, the Penguins were back on the ice Tuesday morning at the Toyota SportsPlex to prep for another three-game weekend.  Coach John Hynes and several Penguins players met with the media after practice to discuss both sets of games. During the current three-game winning streak, the team’s margins of victory have been one-goal, two-goals and one-goal. But coach… read more
Posted on 11/12/14
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