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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

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND FOR GOALTENDING TRIO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Practice Update   When Tomas Vokoun was sidelined last week with a blood clot, it meant an opportunity for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton netminder Jeff Zatkoff to show his skill to the NHL club. Vokoun’s injury and Zatkoff’s status as the de facto number two netminder in Pittsburgh also opens the door for someone to jump into the Penguins’ cage in Northeast PA. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton actually has four netminders in training camp at the moment - veteran… read more
Posted on 09/25/13

PENGUINS PROSPECT UPDATE

Penguins Prospect Update Four participate in USA Junior Evaluation Camp By Jen Dobias The IIHF World Junior Championship may be five months away, but four countries have a clearer picture of who will be wearing their colors at the prestigious under-20 tournament in Sweden this winter.    The United States, Finland, Sweden and Canada took part in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., from Aug. 3-10. Looking at the rosters, one could find a Pittsburgh Penguins… read more
Posted on 08/13/13

CATCHING UP WITH PETER MANNINO

Catching Up with Peter Mannino Goaltender Peter Mannino was signed to an American Hockey League contract by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on July 24th.  He spent the 2012-13 season with the Manchester Monarchs, but a late-season injury limited Mannino to just 20 games as he posted a 10-7-0 record with 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.  A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Mannino comes to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a carrer AHL record of a 81-52-8 with… read more
Posted on 07/30/13

A FAMILY AFFAIR

A Family Affair Richards Brothers on their way to the NHL The tale of a hockey player spending years in the minor leagues with the hopes of making it to the National Hockey League some day is not an uncommon one.  Truth be told, the American Hockey League is not just a development level for those on the ice.  The league has been a springboard for coaches, broadcasters and front office employees alike.  Add equipment manager to the list as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Head Equipment… read more
Posted on 07/25/13

TEAM WHITE SCORES 5-3 WIN IN SCRIMMAGE

Team White Scores 5-3 Win in Scrimmage Megna shines in scrimmage on final day of Development Camp By Mike O'Brien The Pittsburgh Penguins closed out their 2013 Development Camp with an open scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center.  Jayson Megna's two goals led the way as Team White skated to a 5-3 win over Team Black in front of thousands of fans packed into the lower bowl of the arena. The scrimmage consisted of two, 25-minute halfs with an intermission in between. Penalties… read more
Posted on 07/20/13

THE CORE

The Core By Mike O'Brien Such is the nature of the American Hockey League.  Just about every team experiences a good amount of turnover from season to season.  Though Pittsburgh has signed quality players such as Andrew Ebbett and Nick Drazenovic, four Penguins entering their second year of professional hockey will be looked upon to have a strong and consistent presence at the forward position.   Much of the talk at Penguins Development Camp has been focused around center Adam… read more
Posted on 07/19/13

RISING TO THE DEFENSE

Rising to the Defense By Mike O'Brien The summer is far from over and there is much to played out over the landscape of the NHL.  Free agency is still in full effect and rosters around the league are sure to change once or twice before pucks drop in October.  As the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2013 Development Camp carries on this week, it seems as though youth will reign as the next generation of defensive prospects prepares to man the blueline for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.   At the… read more
Posted on 07/18/13

PENS DEVELOPMENT CAMP PROFILES - PART 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 Development Camp begins today as players arrive at CONSOL Energy Center.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton color commentator Mike O'Brien will be heading out to the Steel City to provide coverage Thursday through Saturday.  Make sure you follow him on Twitter and Facebook  for live updates.  Leading up to Thursday, we will be profiling some of the players participating in this year's development camp.  Today we look at past draft… read more
Posted on 07/17/13

PENS DEVELOPMENT CAMP PROFILES

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 Development Camp begins today as players arrive at CONSOL Energy Center.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton color commentator Mike O'Brien will be heading out to the Steel City to provide coverage Thursday through Saturday.  Make sure you follow him on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.  Leading up to Thursday, we will be profiling some of the players participating in this year's development camp.  Today we look at the Penguins' 2013… read more
Posted on 07/15/13
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