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WILKES-BARRE, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Chris Minard has been voted a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star Team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications, which takes place January 25 and 26 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Minard, 27, leads the American Hockey League with 26 goals, 13 power play goals and seven game-winning goals, while ranking tied for second in the league with 41 points in 30 games. The native of Owen Sound, ON, began the season… read more
Posted on 01/06/09

T. J. KEMP TRADED TO MONTREAL CANADIENS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman T. J. Kemp to the Montreal Canadiens for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2010 National Hockey League draft, it was announced on Monday by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager, Ray Shero. Kemp, 27, appeared in 22 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, recording nine points (1+8) and a plus-5 rating with 22 penalty minutes. He also appeared in five games for Team Canada at the 2008 Spengler Cup tournament, recording… read more
Posted on 01/05/09

LETESTU, PESONEN LEAD PENS TO COMEBACK WIN

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Goaltender Nolan Schaefer was credited with no time on ice during Saturday night’s game between the Penguins and Houston Aeros, but still saw his record end lower than when the night started. Schaefer replaced teammate Barry Brust between the pipes as the contest’s shootout session began, and suffered the loss as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton posted a 3-2 come-from-behind win at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win raised the Pens record to 22-12-1-1 on the season, while Houston… read more
Posted on 01/03/09

PENS FIVE GAME STREAK ENDS IN ALBANY

ALBANY, NY – The Albany River Rats jumped out to a 3-0 lead, then held on to post a 3-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night at the Times Union Center. The win was Albany's first victory against the Penguins in three chances this season. Jakub Petruzalek, Mike Angelidis and Brett Carson posted goals for the River Rats, who posted their second straight win to up their record to 13-17-3-2. The loss snapped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's season high five-game winning streak, and saw… read more
Posted on 01/02/09

PENGUINS STRETCH WIN STREAK TO FIVE GAMES WITH 6-4 WIN OVER PHANTOMS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Ben Lovejoy turned in a three point night (2+1), Bill Thomas picked up two points (1+1) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins held on to take a 6-4 win against the Philadelphia Phantoms on Tuesday night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win was the Penguins’ 10th in the month of December - a new team record - and upped the team’s record to 21-11-1-1 on the season. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton moved to within one point of the second place Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the East… read more
Posted on 12/30/08

LETESTU LEADS WAY IN 6-3 WIN OVER SENATORS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Mark Letestu did his best impression of Jeff Taffe on Sunday, picking up four points (1+3) as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 6-3 win against the Binghamton Senators on Sunday evening. The win was the fourth in a row for the Penguins, with all four coming against East Division opponents, and upped the team’s record to 20-11-1-1 on the year. It also gave the home club some separation between themselves and the Sens, who fell to 17-10-3-3, and now trail the Penguins… read more
Posted on 12/28/08

TAFFE, MINARD PACE PENS TO WIN

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The dynamic duo of Chris Minard and Jeff Taffe continued their torrid scoring pace on Saturday, combining for four goals and six points as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 5-4 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The win moved the Penguins (19-11-1-1, 40 points) into third place in the East Division, and allowed them to gain ground on both the Sound Tigers (21-9-1-2, 45 points) and the Hershey Bears (22-8-0-1, 45 points). Minard… read more
Posted on 12/27/08

TAFFE TIES TEAM MARK IN WIN OVER PHANTOMS

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Jeff Taffe tied the Penguins record for assists in a game, setting up all four goals in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's 4-0 win against the Philadelphia Phantoms on Friday night at the Spectrum. The win upped the Pens record to 18-11-1-1 on the season, and moved the team to within one point of the third place Phantoms in the East Division standings. Taffe became the sixth Penguin to post four assists in a game, and the first since Alex Goligoski accomplished the feat on New Year's Eve… read more
Posted on 12/26/08

GOEBEL GRABS TWO GOALS, PENS DOWN RATS

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Tommy Goebel started his holiday celebration early, notching his first multi-goal game in the American Hokcey League as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 4-3 win against the Albany River Rats on Saturday night. The win upped the Penguins' record to 17-11-1-1 headed into the Christmas break, while Albany fell to 10-15-3-2. The Penguins overcame a pair of one-goal deficits to record their second win against the River Rats in as many tries this season. Mike Angelidis gave… read more
Posted on 12/20/08

PENGUINS COME UP SHORTY IN PHILLY, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Penguins have been on a roll in December, posting a 5-1-0-0 mark prior to Sunday evening. The only loss in that time? A 4-1 defeat at the hand of the Philadelphia Phantoms. The intrastate rivals proved to pose a problem once again, posting a 2-1 win at the Spectrum on Sunday. The loss was the Penguins’ third straight to the Phantoms, and snapped a three game winning streak. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fell to 16-11-1-1 on the year, and saw Philly (17-11-0-0) leap frog them by… read more
Posted on 12/14/08
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