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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

LEACH EMERGES VICTORIOUS IN COACHING DEBUT, 4-0

December 12, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Albany Devils came into tonight’s game with a franchise-record seven-game winning streak, the league’s best power play and penalty kill, and one of the AHL’s top goalies. Jay Leach came into tonight’s game with no games of experience as a head coach. It wasn’t a classic David vs. Goliath contest, but Leach and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins came out on top with a convincing 4-0 victory over the Devils… read more
Posted on 12/12/15

JAY LEACH NAMED INTERIM HEAD COACH

December 12, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that Jay Leach will serve as interim head coach starting with tonight’s game against the Albany Devils. Leach takes over head coaching duties from Mike Sullivan, who was named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier today. Leach is in his first year as a coach in North America after one season with Alder Mannheim (Germany), helping the team to a Deutsche Eishockey Liga championship. For… read more
Posted on 12/12/15

WILSON, SIMON BOTH STRIKE TWICE IN 4-0 WIN AT LEHIGH VALLEY

December 11, 2015 BOXSCORE   ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Dominik Simon and Scott Wilson scored two goals each as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-0 at PPL Center on Friday night. Simon put the Penguins up 1-0 at 2:49 of the opening frame when he redirected a shot from Tim Erixon, fooling Phantoms netminder Anthony Stolarz. Simon narrowly missed out on ending Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s scoreless streak on the power play as his goal came 12 seconds after the… read more
Posted on 12/12/15

PENGUINS RECALL MATIA MARCANTUONI

December 10, 2015   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Matia Marcantuoni has been reassigned by Pittsburgh (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Marcantuoni has appeared in five games with the Penguins this season and recorded one goal and two assists for three points. The second-year pro and Woodridge, Ont. native has also earned three points (0G-3A) in four games with Wheeling this year. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… read more
Posted on 12/10/15

KOSTOPOULOS’ SURPRISE RETURN SPARKS 6-2 WIN OVER SYRACUSE

December 9, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – With the added inspiration of their captain reinserted into the line-up, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored early and often to defeat the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night, 6-2. The Penguins scored twice on consecutive shifts at 3:14 and 3:54 of the first period thanks to snap shots from Tom Kühnhackl and Tom Kostopoulos. Conor Sheary got in on the scoring at 11:04 of the opening frame to lift Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 3-0 lead.… read more
Posted on 12/09/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 12/8/15

December 8, 2015   Wilkes-Barre/Scranton drops three straight, still atop Atlantic Division Penguins at 16-5-0-0 overall, Conor Sheary remains hot   Weekly Rewind Friday, Dec. 4 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Lehigh Valley 3 Conor Sheary scored the Penguins’ lone goal as Phantoms goalie Anthony Stolarz put up a 35-save performance. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton put up double-digit shots in all three periods.   Friday, Nov. 27 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hartford 3 For the second night in a row, Sheary… read more
Posted on 12/08/15

PENGUINS’ FALL TO BEARS, 4-1

December 6, 2015 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – Fatigue, a strong opponent, and a bevy of blocked shots all could be to blame for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ most recent loss, but no matter the excuse, the Penguins simply did not get the job done on Sunday evening. The Hershey Bears defeated the Penguins, 4-1, at Giant Center, handing Wilkes-Barre/Scranton their third loss in three nights. “I think that was the first game of the weekend that we got outplayed,” said… read more
Posted on 12/06/15

SPECIAL TEAMS FALTER AS PENS LOSE TO HARTFORD, 3-1

December 5, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Consecutive losses appear on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ schedule for the first time this season after falling to the Hartford Wolf Pack, 3-1, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday night. It took the Penguins until their 20th game of 2015-16 to record back-to-back losses, a result magnified by their inefficiency on special teams. For the second game in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton failed to register a power play goal.… read more
Posted on 12/06/15

PENS’ PUSH NOT ENOUGH IN 3-1 LOSS TO LEHIGH VALLEY

December 4, 2015 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – If you took a glance inside the Lehigh Valley Phantoms net at the end of Friday night’s game, you’d probably see everything but the kitchen sink, and no more than one puck. Goalie Anthony Stolarz came up huge for the Phantoms, making 35 saves as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were handed their first home loss of the season in a 3-1 loss to Lehigh Valley. The Penguins outshot Lehigh Valley 36-22 over the course of the game,… read more
Posted on 12/04/15
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