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BOAK SIGNS ATO WITH PENGUINS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Alex Boak to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).    Boak was a four-year letterman for the men’s ice hockey team at Clarkson University and totaled seven goals, 24 assists and 357 penalty minutes over 148 games from 2010-14.  The 24-year from Norwood, New York joins the Penguins after finishing his senior season with the Golden Knights, where he posted five assists over… read more
Posted on 03/22/14

MANNINO POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT, BLANKS CRUNCH 2-0

Peter Mannino stopped 16 shots en route to his second consecutive shutout, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 2-0 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night at the OnCenter.  The win was the fifth in a row for the Penguins (35-20-3-5, 78 points), who remain one point behind the Binghamton Senators in the race for the East Division title. Syracuse (24-28-4-6, 58 points) was held scoreless for the second straight game, and saw its winless streak stretched to three games (0-2-0-1).… read more
Posted on 03/21/14

MARCANTUONI AGREES TO ATO WITH PENS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Matia Marcantuoni to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).    Marcantuoni, 20, just finished his fourth season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. The Toronto -native set a career high for goals and points in a season, recording 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists in 54 games.   Marcantuoni was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (92nd overall)… read more
Posted on 03/21/14

BENNETT TO JOIN WBS

According to the Pittsburgh Penguins official website, forward Beau Bennett could be suiting up for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this weekend. The second-year pro has been on the sidelines since suffering a wrist/hand injury on November 22, and has been assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment. Bennett practiced with Pittsburgh on Friday, and told penguins.nhl.com: “I feel good. I’m just excited to play some games...It’s been a long time coming. It’s… read more
Posted on 03/21/14

PENS VISIT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Spencer Machacek and Barry Goers from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins took time on St. Patrick’s Day to stop by the Danville Ronald McDonald House to assist in providing dinner to the guests.  The House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children being hospitalized or receiving outpatient care at area hospitals. It is a place of comfort and stability offering families the opportunity to relax and be together as a family unit during a time of great uncertainty.  Machacek,… read more
Posted on 03/20/14

MEGNA RETURNS TO WILKES-BARRE

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Jayson Megna to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced on Wednesday by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Megna, a second-year pro, had one goal in two games during his most recent recall by Pittsburgh.  He has recorded eight points (5+3) in 26 regular season games with the NHL club this season. The 24-year old from Northbrook, Illinois, has also picked up 14 points (9+5) in 22 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 03/19/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #25

Penguins Extend Winning Streak to Four Weekly Rewind Fri., Mar. 14 – PENGUINS 5 vs. Hamilton 1 Anton Zlobin posted a career-best with three points (2g-1a) in the Penguins’ 5-1 win over the Bulldogs at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Andrew Ebbett opened the scoring with a shorthanded penalty shot goal 11:45 into the contest.    Sat., Mar. 15 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Norfolk 0 Peter Mannino turned away all 12 shots he faced and recorded his first shutout of the season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 03/18/14

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
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