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The “Mun”-ey Man

Note:This article appeared in Volume 8, Issue8 of Breakaway   There are plenty of well-traveled players around the American Hockey League.  Few in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room may be as diversely traveled as goaltender Scott Munroe.  Alabama and the Tatarstan Republic of Russia are not most common stops during the course of a hockey career, but they are a part of Munroe’s journey to Northeastern Pennsylvania.     Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is as natural… read more
Posted on 12/30/11


  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins close out 2011 and ring in the New Year as they face off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, December 31.   Saturday’s contest will have a special start time of 5:05 PM.  Tickets are available at the PennStar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, through any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at  Tickets can also be purchased via phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.     For more… read more
Posted on 12/29/11


  HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were able to overcome a two-goal deficit in the third period and four power play goals from the Hershey Bears to score a 6-5 shootout win on Wednesday at GIANT Center.      After a flurry of goals in the middle period sent the game into the third with a 3-3 score, a parade of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton players to the penalty box would give Hershey consecutive 5-on-3 advantages.  Chris Bourque and Ryan Potulny ripped home… read more
Posted on 12/28/11


  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –The Hershey Bears recorded three goals in both the first and third periods to run away with a 6-0 shutout of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    The Bears enjoyed a power play just 28 seconds into the contest and though they wouldn’t convert during the man-advantage, Tomas Kundratek put his team up 1-0 when he swatted a rebound inside the near post at the 2:35 mark.    Hershey added to its… read more
Posted on 12/27/11

Penguins & 98.5 KRZ Donate to St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – With the help of their Thanks 4 Giving program, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Rocky, Sue and Lissa from 98.5 KRZ helped raise $1,008 for the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.   As a part of their Thanks 4 Giving efforts, the Penguins offered a special ticket deal that included a ticket for their November 25 game against the Hershey Bears, a Penguins hat and a food voucher for a hot dog, soda and popcorn.  Four dollars of each ticket sold went… read more
Posted on 12/22/11


PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE 11 Logjam for Top Spot in East Division Continues   LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13:  PENGUINS 4, Senators 2… Colin McDonald found the back net of twice to help Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 4-2 victory over the Binghamton Senators and the 500th regular season win in team history.     Zach Sill’s tip-in goal at 8:01 of the third was the game-winner for the Penguins as Binghamton managed all of its offense during a pair of… read more
Posted on 12/21/11

Pittsburgh Re-Assigns Tangradi to W-B/S

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Eric Tangradi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Tangradi, 22, has played in four games with Pittsburgh this season, going scoreless while averaging 10:23 minutes per game. Tangradi ranks fourth on WBS with 20 points (10G-10A) in 24 contests.   read more
Posted on 12/21/11

Penguins Collect Over 1,400 Bears for Tobyhanna Army Depot

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – With the help of their fans, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins collected 1,414 stuffed animals for the Tobyhanna Army Depot during the team’s 13th Annual Teddy Bear Toss.   The Teddy Bear Toss this year was held during two home games in December: Friday, December 2 versus the Portland Pirates and Saturday, December 17 against the Norfolk Admirals.   During the first intermission of each game, fans tossed stuffed toys onto the ice where they were collected… read more
Posted on 12/20/11


  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have returned forward Chris Barton on loan to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.  In addition, defensemen Peter Merth and Dan Henningson were released from their professional tryout agreements.  Merth will also return to the Nailers, while Henningson heads back to the Chicago Express (ECHL).   The reigning ECHL Rookie of the Month, Barton was held scoreless in three appearances with the Penguins. … read more
Posted on 12/20/11

Devils Send Penguins into Break with a 2-1 Loss

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Mike Hoeffel’s first two goals of the season were the only offense the Albany Devils needed to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, on Monday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  It was the Devils franchise’s first-ever win against the Penguins, who were undefeated through their first 14 meetings.   Hoeffel broke the scoreless tie at 7:49 of the second period, working down the right wing before cutting to the slot and sniping a wrist shot… read more
Posted on 12/19/11
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