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FROM THE AHL TO THE OLYMPICS

By Brian Coe Originally published in BREAKAWAY, Issue 16, Volume 10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fans got to know Dana Bylsma pretty well during his two-and-a-half season behind the bench at the Mohegan Sun Arena – first as an assistant coach under Todd Richards, and then as head coach for part of the 2008-09 campaign. A few months later, the larger hockey world got better acquainted with Bylsma as he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to their third Stanley Cup championship in June of 2009. Now… read more
Posted on 02/18/14

SLANEY HEADED TO THE HALL

By: Russ Hryvnak    Hockey is an important thing for a youngster in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman John Slaney was no exception to this rule.  Following his brother Joe around to the rinks, Slaney could rarely be found without a hockey stick in his hands. In 1999, the puck dropped for the first time here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the love affair between the fans and the Penguins began.  John Slaney was on the… read more
Posted on 02/07/14

SAMUELSSON CONTRIBUTING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PUCK

By Brian Coe   Philip Samuelsson was off to a solid start to the 2013-14 season through the first two months of the American Hockey League schedule.  So it wasn’t a huge surprise when the Pittsburgh Penguins gave him his first taste of NHL action with a call-up to the big club just before Christmas.   What might be surprising is how he’s responded since being sent back to Wilkes-Barre.   In his first 12 games since being reassigned on December 24, Samuelsson has recorded… read more
Posted on 01/22/14

WHEELING WEEKEND UPDATE

By William Engelman The red hot Wheeling Nailers continued their hot streak last week, posting a 3-0-0-1 mark in four contests.  After starting the season by going just 3-5-0-1, the Nailers have posted an 8-0-0-2 mark in their past 10 games, raising their overall record to 11-5-0-3, good for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Nailers continues a five-game road swing in Cincinnati on Thanksgiving eve, posting a 3-0 victory over the Cyclones.  Zack Torquato picked up his team-high… read more
Posted on 12/02/13

HOLIDAY HAT TRICK

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Posted on 11/25/13

NAILERS WEEKEND RECAP

By William Engleman The Wheeling Nailers swept a three-games-in-three-days series with the Elmira Jackals last week, upping their record to 6-5-0-1 on the season. The teams opened the mini-series on November 14th in Wheeling with a hard-fought, 1-0 win by the Nailers.  Rookie netminder Eric Hartzell picked up his first professional win with the shutout, stopping 37 Jackals shots.  Sahir Gill netted the lone goal of the game. The teams then traveled to Elmira the following night. After falling… read more
Posted on 11/18/13

MIKKELSON, PENS READY FOR CRUNCH TIME

BY KENNY DURLING The Penguins head back to the ice for their first mid-week game of the year this Wednesday against one of their division rivals, the Syracuse Crunch.  The Penguins and Crunch have met once this year, October 13 at Syracuse, where the Penguins had an unbelievable five goal third period to pull out a 6-3, come-from-behind victory. The game was highlighted by a two goal performance by the Penguins captain, Tom Kostopoulos, who scored the first goal of the night and the game tying… read more
Posted on 11/05/13

NAILERS NEWS AND NOTES

BY WILLIAM ENGLEMAN The ECHL season is just two weeks old, and the Wheeling Nailers are off to a decent start, with a 1-2-0-0 record through their first three contests. With the first week and a half in the books the Nailers are currently second in the Atlantic Division standings, one game behind Reading with one game in hand on the Royals.  They are ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference standings overall. The Nailers kicked off their season at home with a 3-2 win over the Elmira Jackals on… read more
Posted on 10/28/13

ZOLNIERCZYK FIRST TO GET CALL FROM PITTSBURGH

  BY KENNY DURLING The news of the day out of Coal Street was that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Harry Zolnierczyk was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday morning.  Zolnierczyk could make his Pittsburgh debut as early as Tuesday night when the Penguins host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:00pm.  The decision to recall Zolnierczyk came about after rookie forward Beau Bennett was ruled out of action for Tuesday’s game with what is being described as a lower body injury.… read more
Posted on 10/15/13

HARTZELL MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF

AHL - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Postgame Comments Head coach John Hynes addresses media Penguins fans are pretty familiar with two of the names fighting for spots between the team’s pipes.  Both Andy Chiodo and Jeff Deslauriers had successful stints with the club previously, and could be suiting up for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on opening night. But a newcomer might become better known before long following a stellar performance on Sunday evening. Rookie Eric Hartzell stopped 20 of 21… read more
Posted on 09/30/13
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