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PITTSBURGH RECALLS DRAZENOVIC

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Nick Drazenovic (DRUH-zehn-oh-vihk) from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Drazenovic, 26, currently places fifth on WBS with 20 points (7G-13A) in 26 games this season. Last season the 6-foot, 192-pound Drazenovic split the campaign between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their top minor-league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Drazenovic competed… read more
Posted on 01/14/14

PENGUINS CATCH FIRE IN THIRD TO RALLY PAST WOLF PACK

Game Sheet WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton struck three times in the third period and Anton Zlobin registered the first multi-goal game of his pro career as the Penguins came from behind to down the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-3, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.      With the Wolf Pack leading by a score of 3-2 going into the third, the Penguins found an extra gear to own the final 20 minutes of hockey and a 17-2 shot advantage.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton broke… read more
Posted on 01/11/14

KOSTOPOULOS, POWER PLAY LIFT PENGUINS PAST PHANTOMS

Game Sheet   GLENS FALLS, N.Y.  – A three-point night from Tom Kostopoulos and a pair of 5-on-3 goals by the power play unit helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Adirondack Phantoms at Glens Falls Civic Center.    Despite being on the penalty kill four times in the first period, it was the Penguins who were on top, 1-0, after 20 minutes of hockey. Nick Drazenovic helped open the scoring when he knocked down an outlet pass in the far corner of the… read more
Posted on 01/10/14

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are proud to announce their inaugural Hall of Fame class. Selected for induction this coming February are former Penguins players Dennis Bonvie and Alain Nasreddine (Players category), as well as former Pennsylvania State Representative and past Chairman of the Arena Authority Kevin Blaum (Builders category).   DENNIS BONVIE The most popular player in team history, Bonvie was a member of the Penguins’ inaugural squad in 1999-00, and spent parts of five… read more
Posted on 01/10/14

PENGUINS RELEASE SEVERYN FROM PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released forward C.J. Severyn from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).    Signed to a PTO by the Penguins on Dec. 2, Severyn appeared in four games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording four penalty minutes.  A third-year pro and native of Beaver, Pa., Severyn had posted six goals, 11 assists and 66 penalty minutes in 19 games this season with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. … read more
Posted on 01/09/14

GIBBONS NAMED TO 2014 AHL ALL-STAR ROSTER

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that forward Brian Gibbons has been selected to participate in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Assante Wealth Management, taking place at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, N.L. on Feb. 11-12.   Gibbons is part of a 20-man AHL roster that will face off against Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League in the two-day event, which includes a Skills Competition… read more
Posted on 01/09/14

GAME TIME CHANGED FOR ROAD CONTEST AGAINST ALBANY

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the start time for their road game versus the Albany Devils on Saturday, March 1 has been changed to 5:00 p.m.    The contest, set to take place at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, was originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.       The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head to Adirondack to face the Phantoms on Friday, Jan. 10 at… read more
Posted on 01/09/14

QUICK-SCORING CRUNCH SKATE PAST PENGUINS

Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Brett Connolly and Jon DiSalvatore each registered a goal and two assists to lead the offense in a 4-2 win for the Syracuse Crunch over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    The Crunch were able to open up a 2-0 lead midway through the first period on two goals in quick succession on the power play.  During a two-man advantage, Vlad Namestnikov fired a slap shot from the near circle that clipped off a… read more
Posted on 01/08/14

PENGUINS ASSIGN THREE TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Nick D’Agostino has been assigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).  In addition, defenseman Peter Merth and forward Cody Sylvester have also been loaned to Wheeling.      Skating in his first professional season, D’Agostino has collected one goal, six assists and 11 penalty minutes in 25 contests with the Penguins.  His first pro goal was… read more
Posted on 01/08/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #15

Penguins Win Three Out of Four Last Week Weekly Rewind Wed., Dec. 31– PENGUINS 5 vs. Syracuse 2 Jeff Deslauriers stopped all 21 shots he faced in relief and Tom Kostopoulos and Nick Drazenovic scored 1:44 apart in the second period as WBS rallied for a 5-2 win over Syracuse.    Fri., Jan. 3 – Penguins 2 at HARTFORD 1 (SO) Harry Zolnierczyk tied the score with 3:59 left in regulation to force a shootout, where Jeff Deslauriers stopped 6-of-7.  Paul Thompson netted the GWG… read more
Posted on 01/07/14
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