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PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #2

Penguins Start Season with Win in Bridgeport W-B/Scranton takes on Hershey in Home Opener on Saturday   Weekly Rewind Sat., Oct. 5 – Penguins 5 at BRIDGEPORT 2 Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk each notched a pair of goals to help lift Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 5-2 win over Bridgeport in their season opener at Webster Bank Arena.  Scott Harrington opened the scoring in his regular season pro debut with a power play goal at 12:56 of the first.  Conner would tie the game at two,… read more
Posted on 10/08/13

MANNINO LOANED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that goaltender Peter Mannino has been loaned to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.    Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on July 24, Mannino went 10-7-0 in 20 games with the Manchester Monarchs last season, while recording a 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.     Now entering his sixth professional season, Mannino has played a total of 159 AHL contests between Bridgeport, Chicago,… read more
Posted on 10/08/13

PENGUINS OPEN SEASON WITH WIN OVER SOUND TIGERS

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk both tallied a pair of goals to help lead the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in their season opener at Webster Bank Arena.    Conner helped the Penguins tie the game, 2-2, just 2.1 seconds before the second intermission on a power play goal. With time dwindling down in the period, defenseman Brendan Mikkelson had his point shot stopped by Sound Tigers goalie Anders Nilsson, but Conner… read more
Posted on 10/05/13

KOSTOPOULS NAMED PENGUINS CAPTAIN

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Tom Kostopoulos has been named team captain for the 2013-14 season.  Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson and forward Zach Sill have been selected alternate captains.    ;   Kostopoulos, 34, becomes the Penguins’ captain for the second time in his career, having held the title from 2002-2004.  Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sept. 3, Kostopoulos is the organization’s all-time… read more
Posted on 10/03/13

FOUR PLAYERS SIGN WITH WBS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forwards Carter Rowney and Cody Sylvester to two-way American Hockey League contracts.  In addition, forward Mike Carman and goaltender Jeff Deslauriers have each joined the team on a Professional Tryout Agreement.   Sylvester scored the overtime game-winner for the Penguins in their preseason victory over the Rochester Americans on Sept. 27.  The 21-year old played five seasons… read more
Posted on 10/03/13

PENGUINS WEEKLY RELEASE #1

Penguins Open Regular Season Saturday in Bridgeport W-B/Scranton splits preseason series with Amerks and Bears   Weekly Rewind Wed., Sept. 25 – Penguins 2 at ROCHESTER (OT) Eric Locke’s goal at 2:56 of the overtime gave the Americans a 3-2 win over the Penguins at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in upstate New York.  Denver Manderson and Paul Thompson provided the scoring for W-B/Scranton.  Rookie goalie Eric Hartzell made 14-of-16 saves. Andy Chido suffered the loss… read more
Posted on 10/01/13

BRANDON MESHKOFSKI

NAME –  Brandon Meshkofski EMAIL ME  RESIDENCE –  Hazleton, PA HOMETOWN –  Hazleton, PA BIRTHPLACE –  Hazleton, PA BIRTHDAY –  April 3, 1989 HIGH SCHOOL –  Hazleton Area High School COLLEGE –  Penn State University WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS –  September 2013 PREVIOUS JOBS – Retail Sales FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) –  Dallas Cowboys/ Baltimore Orioles FAVORITE… read more
Posted on 10/01/13

DAVE EISENBERGER

NAME – Dave Eisenberger EMAIL ME RESIDENCE – Bethlehem, PA HOMETOWN – Bethlehem, PA BIRTHPLACE –  Livingston, NJ BIRTHDAY –  November 28, 1990 HIGH SCHOOL – Freedom High School COLLEGE – West Virginia University WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS – October 2013 PREVIOUS JOBS – Hockey Camp Instructor FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) – New York Giants FAVORITE MOVIE – Mystery Alaska FAVORITE FOOD –… read more
Posted on 10/01/13

MANDERSON AND MINELLA LOANED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have loaned forwards Chris Minella and Denver Manderson to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.    Manderson tallied a goal and an assist in three preseason games, while Minella also dressed in three contests for the Penguins.    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also announced the following players have been released from their try-out agreements: forwards Kyle Fletcher, Chaz Johnson, Patrick McGrath, Carter… read more
Posted on 09/30/13

HARTZELL MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF

AHL - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Postgame Comments Head coach John Hynes addresses media Penguins fans are pretty familiar with two of the names fighting for spots between the team’s pipes.  Both Andy Chiodo and Jeff Deslauriers had successful stints with the club previously, and could be suiting up for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on opening night. But a newcomer might become better known before long following a stellar performance on Sunday evening. Rookie Eric Hartzell stopped 20 of 21… read more
Posted on 09/30/13
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