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EASTERN CONFERENCE TAKES 15-11 WIN IN SKILLS COMPETITION

January 25, 2015 By Brian Coe Manchester Monarchs forward Colin Miller was the star of the show on Sunday night, winning both the fastest skater and hardest shot contests, as the Eastern Conference All-Stars took a 15-11 victory in the 2015 American Hockey League All-Star Skills Competition at the Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York. Miller’s 13.805 time in the fastest skater was slightly better than Adirondack’s Emile Poirer (13.960) and Oklahoma City’s Andrew Miller (13.988),… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

CAPTAIN AMERICAN (HOCKEY LEAGUE)

By Brian Coe Tom Kostopoulos was just three weeks past his 23rd birthday when he made his American Hockey League All-Star debut in February of 2002.  The third-year pro recorded two points (1+1) to help the Canadian team defeat the PlanetUSA All-Stars, 13-11, on Valentine’s Day in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Kostopoulos has seen and experienced a lot since suiting up for that game more and a decade ago, including guiding Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the 2004 Calder Cup Finals, appearing… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

PENGUINS HEAD INTO ALL-STAR BREAK WITH OT WIN OVER ADMIRALS

Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va. – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain Tom Kostopoulos celebrated his 36th birthday by scoring the game-winning goal at 3:08 of overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win on Saturday at the Norfolk Scope and a sweep of their two-game weekend set versus the Norfolk Admirals.    The game was tied at one after two periods, before Penguins forward Scott Wilson netted the go-ahead goal midway through the third for the second straight night.  Battling in the near… read more
Posted on 01/25/15

PENGUINS PULL PAST ADMIRALS, 4-2

  Game Sheet   NORFOLK, Va. – In his first game with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins since Nov. 26, Andrew Ebbett netted two goals to lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Norfolk Admirals on Friday at the Norfolk Scope.   The score was 2-1 in favor of the Admirals after Andrew O’Brien’s man-advantage goal with 2:08 remaining in the second period, but Ebbett made sure the Penguins headed into the locker room tied at two.  The veteran forward skated down the… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

PENS GOING PINK

The Penguins will be going pink on Valentine’s Day, when we host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in our annual Pink in the Rink game, to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The team will be skating on pink ice during the game on Saturday, February 14 (as well as their home contest against the Portland Pirates on Friday, February 13), and will be wearing special pink jerseys during that night’s game. Twenty-four of the pink jerseys will be made available in an ADVANCE AUCTION,… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

PENS TAKE ON ADMIRALS THIS WEEKEND

JANUARY 23, 2015     The Penguins look to gain key points as they head to Norfolk to face the Admirals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are three points behind division-leading Hershey Bears.    The Pens (21-17-1-3, Second Place in East Division) are coming off a 5-1 win against St. John’s after losing six straight games. Conor Sheary recorded his first multi-goal game of his pro career in the victory.   Norfolk (16-21-2-2,… read more
Posted on 01/23/15

BOAK LOANED TO WHEELING

JANUARY 22, 2015 The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Alex Boak has been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Boak has skated in 19 games for the Penguins, registering one goal, three assists and 32 penalty minutes. The 25-year old rookie from Norwood, NY has also appeared in three contests this season for the Nailers. Boak totaled seven goals, 24 assists and 357 penalty minutes over 148 games with Clarkson University from 2010-14.  He went on to make… read more
Posted on 01/22/15

PITTSBURGH ASSIGNS THREE TO WBS

JANUARY 22, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Andrew Ebbett and defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. All three players suited up for the Penguins on Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, with Ebbett earning an assist on Zach Sill’s first NHL goal. The WBS Penguins play back-to-back games this Friday and Saturday… read more
Posted on 01/22/15

PENGUINS RACE PAST ICECAPS, 5-1

  Game Sheet   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Conor Sheary recorded the first multi-goal game of his pro career and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins put an end to a six-game winless streak as they upended the St. John’s IceCaps, 5-1, on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.    The Penguins got off to the fast start they wanted, scoring twice in the opening six minutes of the first period.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went ahead, 1-0, at 4:24 after losing a faceoff in the offensive… read more
Posted on 01/21/15

KOSTOPOULOS, POULIOT NAMED ALL-STAR STARTERS

JANUARY 21, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Tom Kostopoulos and defeneman Derrick Pouliot have been named startrs for Monday night’s 2015 AHL All-Star Game.  In addition, the AHL announced  several rosters changes for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino, set for this Sunday and Monday in Utica, N.Y.  Added to the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star roster are Hershey Bears defenseman Connor Carrick, Syracuse Crunch forward Jonathan… read more
Posted on 01/21/15
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