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PENGUINS RECALL BOAK FROM WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that defenseman Alex Boak has been recalled from 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 six 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. … read more
Posted on 01/29/15

BILL GUERIN BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

By Brian Coe Bill Guerin has accomplished just about everything one can in the world of professional hockey.  His name is on the Stanley Cup (twice); he appeared in four NHL All-Star Games, taking home MVP honors in 2001; he represented his country on the Olympic stage three times, capturing a silver medal in 2002; and he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. And his journey to these hockey heights began in the American Hockey League. Guerin, now an assistant general… read more
Posted on 01/28/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 1/27/15

Penguins Heat Up Heading Into All-Star Break   Weekly Rewind Wed., Jan 21 – PENGUINS 5 vs. St. John’s 1 Conor Sheary netted a pair of goals as the Penguins defeated the IceCaps at Mohegan Sun Arena, 5-1.  Tom Kostopoulos and Bobby Farnham struck 1:27 apart early in the first period to give W-B/Scranton a 2-0 lead.  The Penguins’ Tom Kuhnhackl also collected two assists in the game.   Fri., Jan 23 – Penguins 4 at NORFOLK 2 Scott Wilson recorded the tiebreaking… read more
Posted on 01/27/15

WESTERN ALL-STARS TAKE 14-12 WIN

January 26, 2015 By Brian Coe Four hat tricks, 26 goals, 98 shots and thousands of smiles. The American Hockey League All-Stars didn’t disappoint the fans in Utica on Monday night, setting a new record for total goals scored in the league’s midseason exhibition in the Western Conference’s 14-12 win. Hamilton forward Charles Hudon led the offensive onslaught with four points (3+1) to share MVP honors with Utica netminder Jacob Markstrom, who stopped 16 of 18 shots during the first… read more
Posted on 01/26/15

CAPTAIN COMMUNITY

January 26, 2015 By Brian Coe The American Hockey League held its annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon, the 10th such event in the league’s history.  The AHL honored Frederic Cassivi, James Hendy, Art Stratton and Bronco Horvath – four prominent men from the league’s past – with enshrinement into its hallowed hall. But American Hockey League President Dave Andrews also took a few moments to acknowledge two current players suiting up in… read more
Posted on 01/26/15

PITTSBURGH RECALLS FOUR FROM WILKES-BARRE

JANUARY 26, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Andrew Ebbett, Scott Wilson and Bryan Rust, and defenseman Scott Harrington, from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. All four players have spent time with Pittsburgh this season, with Wilson, Rust and Harrington representing three of the six Penguins players to make their NHL debuts. Ebbett has seen the most action in Pittsburgh,… read more
Posted on 01/26/15

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
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