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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

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
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