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PENS HISTORY:  ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSACRE

By: Russ Hryvnak    Over the last few years and to be honest, even before that, there has always been a debate inside the sport of hockey.  In an age where rules and ideas can be changed and implemented over the course of one season, the ongoing argument over the role of fighting in the game of hockey still rages on. People who are against it say that it is too violent, too extreme and dangerous to the health of the players.  It’s setting a bad example for the younger fans. … read more
Posted on 03/17/14

HARTZELL ASSIGNED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Eric Hartzell has been assigned to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins.    Hartzell, 24, has posted a record of 10-7-1 for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.30 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and three shutouts.  The rookie netminder has gone 4-4-1 with Wheeling, while compiling a 3.32 GAA and a .896 save percentage.   Hartzell was named USA Hockey College… read more
Posted on 03/16/14

PENS HAVE LUCK OF THE IRISH VERSUS NORFOLK

The luck of the Irish was with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night.  Wearing their traditional shamrock sweaters, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton downed the Norfolk Admirals, 4-0, at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  The win snapped a 12-game home winless streak against Norfolk.  Prior to Saturday, the Penguins’ last home win versus the Admirals came on February 26, 2011. The Penguins (34-20-3-5, 76 points) also stretched their current winning streak to four games, and have now… read more
Posted on 03/15/14

ZLOBIN PICKS UP THREE POINTS IN 5-1 WIN OVER HAMILTON

Anton Zlobin potted two goals and added an assist and Peter Mannino stopped 26 shots en route to a 5-1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins win against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  The victory, coupled with a Norfolk loss in Binghamton, gives the Penguins sole possession of first place in the East Division standings. The three-point effort was a career-best for Zlobin, who now has goals in back-to-back games for the first time in the rookie’s young career.… read more
Posted on 03/14/14

HUGE HOCKEY WEEKEND IN WILKES-BARRE

It’s a huge hockey weekend in Wilkes-Barre, with a  pair of big games and plenty of fun to go around! It’s another ANYTHING GOES FRIDAY when the Penguins play host to the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:05pm.  We’ll have great gift giveaways throughout the game, plus our $1,000 giveaway, courtesy of Cross Valley Federal Credit Union (click here for full rules). Our friends from Gregory the Great Academy will be on hand to help with entertainment in the stands and outside after… read more
Posted on 03/13/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #24

Penguins Tied For First after Successful Road Weekend Weekly Rewind Fri., Mar. 7– Penguins 1 at UTICA 2 (SO) Brandon DeFazio tied the score for Utica with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation and Cal O’Reilly notched the lone goal of the shootout to help the Comets rally to collect a 2-1 win.  Spencer Machacek scored his seventh goal in his 10th game since being acquired by the Penguins.    Sat., Mar. 8 – Penguins 4 at HAMILTON 2 Andrew Ebbett and Tom Kostopoulos each… read more
Posted on 03/12/14

PENGUINS SIGN SHEARY TO ATO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Conor Sheary to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).  The Penguins have also agreed to terms with Sheary on an American Hockey League contract for the 2014-15 season.    Sheary, 21, recently completed his senior season at the University of Massachusetts, where he compiled 28 points (9g-19a) in 34 games.  He served as team captain while leading the Minutemen in assists (19),… read more
Posted on 03/12/14

KUHNHACKL AND RUOPP ASSIGNED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman Harrison Ruopp have been assigned to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins.    Kuhnhackl has recorded eight goals, two assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  The 22-year old has also contributed a goal and an assist in three games with the Nailers.   Originally from Landshut, Germany, Kuhnhackl was a… read more
Posted on 03/12/14

PENGUINS ASSIGN THREE TO WBS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Eric Hartzell, forward Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman Harrison Ruopp have been assigned from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins.    Kuhnhackl has recorded eight goals, two assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  The 22-year old has also contributed a goal and an assist in three games with the Nailers.   Originally from Landshut,… read more
Posted on 03/10/14

PENS MOVE INTO TIE FOR FIRST IN EAST DIVISION WITH SHOOTOUT WIN

Nick Drazenovic and Andrew Ebbett combined to force overtime with 12.9 seconds left in regulation, then each tallied in the shootout to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-3 win against the Toronto Marlies on Sunday afternoon. The win is the second in a row for the Penguins (32-20-3-5, 72 points), and their fourth victory in the last six games (4-1-0-1).  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton finished their five-game road swings with a 3-1-0-1 mark to move into a tie for first place in the East Division… read more
Posted on 03/09/14
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