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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PENGUINS

Ho, Ho, Ho Penguins fans!  For your  holiday pleasure we present our Christmas video list, featuring our annual Jib Jab cartoon highlighting our rookies (Tristan Jarry, Dominik Simon and Oskar Sundqvist this year); a special reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas by some of your favorite Pens players; and for a lighter look, some of the outtakes of the reading (what were the names of those reindeer TK/). Our offices will be closed on Christmas Day, but we'll be back in and ready… read more
Posted on 12/24/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 12/22/15

December 22, 2015   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalies integral in six-game point streak Penguins boast Atlantic’s best record (21-5-0-1) as Donatelli era begins   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Dec. 16 – PENGUINS 3 at Lehigh Valley 0 Tristan Jarry earned his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins improved to 3-1-0-0 against the Phantoms this season. Clark Seymour scored his first AHL goal 9:54 into the first period. Bryan Rust also netted his first goal of the season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.… read more
Posted on 12/22/15

CLARK DONATELLI HIRED AS PENGUINS HEAD COACH

December 22, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that Clark Donatelli has been named head coach.  Donatelli becomes the 10th head coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history after spending the last four seasons with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Jay Leach, who has been serving as interim head coach since Mike Sulllivan was promoted to Pittsburgh, has been named associate coach. Leach led the Penguins to a 3-0-0-1 record in that… read more
Posted on 12/22/15

FOSTER SHUTS OUT SYRACUSE IN 3-0 PENGUINS WIN

December 19, 2015 BOXSCORE   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Add Brian Foster to the list of goalies who have posted a shutout for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, as his 30 saves on Saturday night helped the team capture a 3-0 victory over the Syracuse Crunch at Oncenter War Memorial Arena. The win marked Foster’s first career AHL shutout and the Penguins’ fourth clean sheet in five games. The Penguins got on the board first when Tom Kostopoulos accepted an Oskar Sundqvist… read more
Posted on 12/19/15

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON LOSES IN SHOOTOUT TO TORONTO, 4-3

December 18, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A tilt between the two top teams in the AHL went the distance on Friday night, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell 4-3 to the Toronto Marlies in a shootout at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. It was the first game of the season for the Penguins to reach the shootout, and the first game in which Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lost when it had a lead going into the third period. The Penguins were up 3-0 on the Marlies in the third period, but… read more
Posted on 12/18/15

PENGUINS SIGN GOALIE CASEY DeSMITH

December 18, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Casey DeSmith to a professional tryout contract. DeSmith has appeared in two games with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) this year. The rookie posted a 2.01 goals against average and .923 save percentage in 89:33 of game time. DeSmith, 24, is in his first professional season after playing three years at the University of New Hampshire. While with the Wildcats, DeSmith appeared… read more
Posted on 12/18/15

PENGUINS PITCH FRANCHISE-RECORD THIRD-STRAIGHT SHUTOUT IN 3-0 WIN

December 16, 2015 BOXSCORE   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continued their strong string of recent play with a 3-0 shutout win against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center on Wednesday night. It was the third-straight game that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shut out its opponent, a franchise record. Furthermore, the Penguins have yet to surrender a goal since Jay Leach took over as interim head coach on Saturday, Dec. 12. “It’s just a testament to the guys… read more
Posted on 12/17/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 12/16/15

December 16, 2015   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Rolls with the Changes & Wins Three Straight Penguins now 19-5-0-0 overall as Jay Leach era continues   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Dec. 9 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Syracuse 2 The Penguins scored early and often to get out to a 3-0 lead halfway through the first. Dominik Simon scored twice in the third period to put the game out of reach for the Crunch. Matt Murray made 30 saves in his 11th win of the year. Friday, Dec. 11 – PENGUINS 4 at Lehigh… read more
Posted on 12/16/15

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON RECALLS THREE PLAYERS

December 15, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forwards Ty Loney and Sahir Gill, and goalie Brian Foster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Loney played in two games with the Penguins this season after being recalled on Oct. 24 and recorded two assists. In Wheeling, the 23-year-old has dressed in 18 games for the Nailers, netting 12 points (5G-7A). Loney is in his first full season of professional hockey after spending… read more
Posted on 12/15/15

PENGUINS RECALL HARRISON RUOPP

December 15, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Harrison Ruopp has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 23 games with Wheeling this season, Ruopp earned two goals and two assists for four points and 55 penalty minutes. Ruopp made the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton roster out of training camp, but did not appear in any of the Penguins’ four games to start the season… read more
Posted on 12/15/15
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