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PENGUINS SEASON OPENER HISTORY

It is upon us...the start of another American Hockey League season.  Here's a look at how the Penguins have fared in their season openers, home openers and road openers in each of the team's first 15 years.   PENGUINS OPENING NIGHT HISTORY PENGUINS HOME OPENER HISTORY PENGUINS ROAD OPENER HISTORY 1999-2000 October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) November 13 vs. Kentucky (4-2 Win) October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) 2000-2001 October 5 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 Loss) October 5 vs. Philadelphia… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

OVERTIME AT FOREFRONT OF AHL RULES CHANGES

UNDER NEW RULES, ZACH SILL WOULD RECEIVE A TWO MINUTE MINOR IN THE ABOVE PHOTO Every year there are subtle tweaks to the rules governing on-ice play in the American Hockey League.  This year is a little different, as fans will see some major changes to overtime play. Without a doubt, the new OT setup was the biggest news to come out of the AHL’s Board of Governors July meeting.  Here’s how it works. First, the ice cleaning crew will be a little busier on OT nights, as there… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

ZATKOFF BACK IN WILKES-BARRE

By Mike Shields - October 7, 2014 The Penguins were busy at work at the Toyota SportsPlex in preparation for Saturday’s season opener vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.     Today was goaltender Jeff Zatkoff’s first practice with the Penguins after being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh.  Zatkoff was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s goaltender for the 2012-13 season while appearing in 49 games and posting a 26-20-0 record.  He spent the 2013-14 season on Pittsburgh’s… read more
Posted on 10/07/14

PENS AND BEARS FACE OFF IN EXHIBITION ACTION TONIGHT

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continue their preseason preparations tonight, when they host the Hershey Bears at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 7:05pm. The Penguins opened their exhibition schedule on Wednesday night when they defeated the Utica Comets, 4-2, on home ice. PENGUINS PRESEASON SCHEDULE/RESULTS DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME/RESULT October 1 vs. Utica Comets Mohegan Sun Arena 4-2 Win October 4 vs. Hershey Bears Mohegan Sun Arena 7:05pm October 5 at Hershey Bears Giant Center 5:00pm The Bears… read more
Posted on 10/04/14

TRAINING CAMP UPDATE - DAY FOUR

By Michael Shields - September 30, 2014 It was day four of training camp at the Toyota SportsPlex, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were getting geared up for their first preseason game against the Utica Comets.  The Penguins and Comets will face off at the Mohegan Sun Arena Wednesday night at 7:05pm.     Head coach John Hynes was candid about the fact that he and his coaching staff will be using preseason games as a way to evaluate talent.  He notes that the practices are… read more
Posted on 09/30/14

WBS DEFENDERS TAKE CENTER STAGE FOR PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild will meet for the second time this preseason, when the teams face off at the Xcel Energy Center tonight at 8:00pm.  And fans in northeast Pennsylvania will want to pay particular attention to the Pittsburgh blueline. Three regulars from last season's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defensive corps - Philip Samuelsson, Scott Harrington and Brian Dumoulin - will all take part in the game.  And with just one more contest on the NHL club's exhibition… read more
Posted on 09/29/14

TRAINING CAMP UPDATE - DAY TWO

By Brian Coe – September 28, 2014 Head coach John Hynes didn’t let up on the second day of training camp, once again putting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins through the paces of another two-hour on-ice session Sunday morning at the Toyota SportsPlex. The extra long preseason practices aren’t a reflection on the team’s conditioning though, according to Hynes. “When you look at training camp practices, usually we practice 50 minutes to an hour in the regular season…the… read more
Posted on 09/28/14

TRAINING CAMP UPDATE - DAY ONE

by Brian Coe - September 27, 2014 If the players attending training camp with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were expecting to be eased into practice by head coach John Hynes, they were likely handed a big surprise on Saturday morning.   The Pens hit the ice at the Toyota SportsPlex for the first practice of the preseason this morning, and were quickly thrown into a high-energy, hard-hitting set of battle drills handed down by the fifth-year bench boss.   “We really want to have… read more
Posted on 09/27/14

PENS TO BATTLE BLACKHAWKS IN ROOKIE TOURNAMENT

The Penguins continue play at the 2014 Rookie Tournament in London, Ontario with a 2pm match-up against the Chicago Blackhawks.  Pens prospects will face off against the top players from the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs organizations during the four days of the tournament.  Our Mike O'Brien is in London with all of the action, and will have updates throughout the tournament right here on wbspenguins.com.  You can also listen to his live call of the… read more
Posted on 09/14/14

2014-15 THIRD JERSEY REVEALED

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins unveiled their alternate sweater for the 2014-15 season on Monday morning at the Toyota SportsPlex in Wilkes-Barre. The jersey, featuring a predominantly sky blue background, is based the road sweaters worn by the Pittsburgh Penguins between 1968 and 1972. The Penguins will wear the sweaters a minimum of 10 times during the upcoming season, which gets underway on Saturday, October 11 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Fans will be able to purchase replica versions… read more
Posted on 09/08/14
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