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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

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
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