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RETURN TO THE ROCK

The Penguins return to the rock this weekend to face the St. John’s IceCaps in a two-game series on Friday and Saturday nights.  Both contests begin at 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Pens and IceCaps last met this past June in the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, which St. John’s captured in six games.  The IceCaps advanced to the Calder Cup Final, where they fell to the Texas Stars in five games. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and St. John’s will face off four times during the… read more
Posted on 10/17/14

PENS TURN FOCUS TO FIRST ROAD TRIP

By Mike Shields - October 15, 2014 After two tough losses to start the season, the Penguins shifted their focus to the rest of the season Tuesday morning at the Toyota SportsPlex in Wilkes-Barre.  Coach John Hynes spent part of yesterday’s practice watching game tape as a way for the team to visualize areas needed for improvement. “Narrow the focus to things we feel systematically we want to get better at,” he said.  “Sometimes you can lose games and you want try… read more
Posted on 10/15/14

PENGUINS SIGN TORQUATO TO PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Zack Torquato to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).    Torquato, 25, recorded two goals, five assists and 22 penalty minutes in 18 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last year.  The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-native also appeared in 44 games for the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers during the 2013-14 season, ranking second on the squad with 52 points (14G-38A) and 38 assists.  … read more
Posted on 10/15/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 10/13/14

W-B/Scranton Falls in Both Games During Opening Weekend Weekly Rewind Sat., Oct. 11 – PENGUINS 2 vs. Lehigh Valley 5 Chris VandeVelde found the back of the net twice and the Phantoms went 3-for-5 on the power play as Lehigh Valley took the first meeting of the new PA Turnpike rivalry against the Penguins.  W-B/Scranton’s Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary each picked up his first regular season goal as a professional in the loss.   Sun., Oct. 12 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Manchester 4… read more
Posted on 10/13/14

MONARCHS DOWN PENS, 4-1

By Michael Shields - October 12, 2014 Jeff Schultz tallied the first goal of the season and Jean-Francois Berube made 22 saves to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon.  The loss was the second in as many nights for the Penguins, who were hosting the Monarchs in their season opener. The Monarchs wasted little time in getting on the board, as Schultz beat goaltender Jeff Zatkoff in the first 27 seconds of… read more
Posted on 10/12/14

PHANTOMS SCARE OFF PENGUINS, 5-2

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms enjoyed the spoils in their first game as an Allentown-based squad, using three power play goals to post a 5-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in both teams' season opener. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fans were treated to an emotional evening, even before the game started, as Tiffany Dickson, wife of slain Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, along with her two children, dropped the ceremonial first pucks of the season.  Both team benches emptied… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

PENGUINS SEASON OPENER HISTORY

It is upon us...the start of another American Hockey League season.  Here's a look at how the Penguins have fared in their season openers, home openers and road openers in each of the team's first 15 years.   PENGUINS OPENING NIGHT HISTORY PENGUINS HOME OPENER HISTORY PENGUINS ROAD OPENER HISTORY 1999-2000 October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) November 13 vs. Kentucky (4-2 Win) October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) 2000-2001 October 5 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 Loss) October 5 vs. Philadelphia… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 BROADCAST SCHEDULE

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with Entercom Radio and My Network TV (WGMY), have announced its 2014-15 broadcast schedule.  Penguins broadcasts will be carried live on the team’s new flagship radio station, WILK Newsradio, while My Network TV will also air eight Saturday games during the season.    Seventy-four of the Penguins’ 76 regular season games will be heard on 103.1FM-WILK throughout the Wyoming Valley and also simulcast… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

PENGUINS ASSIGN HARTZELL TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today.     The 25-year old second-year pro went 10-8-1 last year for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.48 goals against average, a .901 save percentage, three shutouts and was named AHL Goaltender of the Month for January.    In 14 appearances with Wheeling, Hartzell posted a record of 8-5-1 with a 3.13… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

PENGUINS INK MUROVICH

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Tyler Murovich to a one-year American Hockey League contract and assigned him to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).    Murovich, 24, split last season between the Iowa Wild (AHL) and Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.  In 60 games with Orlando, Murovich posted 18 goals, 12 assists and 64 penalty minutes, while notching one goal in 14 appearances with Iowa.   Now entering his fifth… read more
Posted on 10/09/14
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