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PENGUINS PUNCH PLAYOFF TICKET WITH 4-3 WIN AT HERSHEY

April 9, 2016 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will find themselves in familiar territory this spring. In a down-to-the-wire 4-3 win against the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Saturday night, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton secured its 14th consecutive appearance to the Calder Cup Playoffs. “We wanted those two points,” said Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli. “This is a tough Hershey team, especially at home. I thought our guys really dug in deep… read more
Posted on 04/09/16

PENGUINS LOSE 4-0 TO PHANTOMS DESPITE STARK SHOT ADVANTAGE

April 8, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (41-25-4-1) poured on the pressure against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (32-32-4-3), but were ultimately undone by two strong individual efforts by the Phantoms in a 4-0 loss on Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Martin Ouellette made 40 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and Adam Comrie’s first AHL hat trick turned the tables and gave the Phantoms the win. “I thought their goalie… read more
Posted on 04/08/16

TOM KOSTOPOULOS NAMED WINNER OF FRED T HUNT MEMORIAL AWARD

April 8, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins captain Tom Kostopoulos has been named the 2015-16 winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the AHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities. In his 17th season of professional hockey, Kostopoulos has continued… read more
Posted on 04/08/16

JEFFREY, O’NEILL, MURRAY NAMED TO AHL SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM

April 7, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Dustin Jeffrey, defenseman Will O’Neill, and goaltender Matt Murray have all been named to the 2015-16 AHL Second All-Star Team. This is Jeffrey and O’Neill’s first ever selections to a season’s All-Star team, while Murray captured the honor for the second time in just his second season in the AHL. Jeffrey is ranked fourth among all AHL players… read more
Posted on 04/07/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/5/16

April 5, 2016   Penguins close to clinching playoff berth  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (41-24-4-1) heads into the season’s penultimate weekend   Weekly Rewind Tuesday, Mar. 29 – PENGUINS  4 vs. Springfield 3 It didn’t take long for Dustin Jeffrey to offer a warm welcome to his former team, as he put up three points (1G-2A) in his first game against the Springfield Falcons since an NHL trade deadline deal brought him back to the Penguins organization. Saturday, Apr.… read more
Posted on 04/05/16

GUENTZEL SCORES HIS FIRST IN PENGUINS LOSS TO PORTLAND

April 3, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Connor Brickley led the scoring attack with a goal and two assists, as the Portland Pirates defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-3, on Sunday evening at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  A second-year pro, Brickley set a new personal best for points in a game with three, while Cameron Gaunce and Wayne Simpson each picked up a pair of assists for the visiting Pirates. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton took an early lead just 1:24 into the… read more
Posted on 04/03/16

PENGUINS LOSE TO BRIDGEPORT, 5-2

April 2, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5-2 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday night. The Sound Tigers skated to victory on the back of Alan Quine, who scored his first career hat trick in the final meeting of the regular season between these two clubs. Bridgeport quickly scored a power play goal 41 seconds into the game when Quine tracked down a loose puck atop the crease, giving the Sound Tigers… read more
Posted on 04/02/16

CARTER ROWNEY NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

April 1, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Carter Rowney has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for March. Rowney tallied seven goals and 10 assists for a league-high 17 points along with a plus-8 rating in 12 games for the Penguins, who closed in on a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Rowney is the first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin to earn CCM/AHL Player of the Month honors since Chris Conner… read more
Posted on 04/01/16

WILL O’NEILL NAMED PENGUINS’ IOA/AMERICAN SPECIALTY AHL MAN OF THE YEAR

March 31, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are proud to announce that Will O’Neill has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton community during the 2015-16 season. A fourth-year pro in his first season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Will O’Neill has not only emerged as a leader in the Penguins locker room, but also a leader in the team’s… read more
Posted on 03/31/16

FOSTER RECALLED FROM WHEELING, PALAZZESE RELEASED FROM PTO

March 31, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled goalie Brian Foster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), and goalie Franky Palazzese has been released from his professional tryout contract. Foster has posted a 10-8-2-1 record in Wheeling this season, and has gone 3-1-1-1 since being reassigned by the Penguin to the Nailers on Mar. 10, 2016. In seven games during the month of March with Wheeling, Foster has recorded a .920 save… read more
Posted on 03/31/16
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