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PENGUINS SIGN DIMITRIAKOS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Niko Dimitrakos to a professional tryout agreement. The Penguins also announced that forward Chris Barton has been reassigned to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Dimitrakos, 32, skated overseas for the past four seasons, splitting last year with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League and the Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He last played in North America in 2007-08 when he posted 40 points (20g-20a)… read more
Posted on 10/05/11

THIESSEN SHUTS DOWN BEARS IN PRESEASON FINALE

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins wrapped up their preseason with a 3-1 win against the Adirondack Phantoms on Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Penguins were able to use a pair of 5-on-3 power play goals and an 18-save effort from goalie Brad Thiessen to skate away with the victory. Working on the two-man advantage midway through the second, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton built a 2-0 lead when Geoff Walker came out of the corner and found Paul Thompson alone on the back post for the easy… read more
Posted on 10/03/11

GIBBONS BREAKS TIE, GIVES PENS 2-1 WIN

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins once again used a strong third period to overcome an early deficit and defeat the Hershey Bears, 2-1, at the Giant Center on Saturday. The win allowed the Penguins to sweep the home-and-home exhibition series versus their intrastate rival. With the game in a 1-1 deadlock late in the third, Brian Gibbons took matters into his own hands with 3:15 left in regulation. The rookie forward skated around Bears center Keith Aucoin before sending a backhander high over Dany… read more
Posted on 10/02/11

BRIAN TROIANO

NAME-Brian Troiano Visit My Facebook Page | E-Mail Me RESIDENCE-Luzerne HOMETOWN-Pittsburgh BIRTHPLACE-Pittsburgh BIRTHDAY-11/22 FAMILY-Mom-Karen, Dad-Michael, Brother-Michael, Sister-Jamie PETS- 2 Dogs Taz,Gizmo HIGH SCHOOL- Plum Senior High School COLLEGE- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS- 2nd season PREVIOUS JOBS-Octagon, Pittsburgh Pirates FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS)-Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates FAVORITE BOOK-Ishmael… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

SHARI ZBEGNER

NAME – Shari Zbegner EMAIL ME RESIDENCE – Dupont, PA HOMETOWN – Duryea, PA BIRTHPLACE – Scranton, PA BIRTHDAY – August 2nd FAMILY – Husband – Marty Daughter - Jordan PETS - Diego HIGH SCHOOL – Seton Catholic High School, Pittston, PA COLLEGE – University of Scranton WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS – January 2010 PREVIOUS JOBS – Managed the family market for 5 years FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) - Phillies FAVORITE… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

JILLIAN HELLER

NAME: Jillian Heller EMAIL ME HOMETOWN: Nanticoke, PA BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, PA BIRTHDAY: July 15th, 1985 FAMILY: Parents Tom & Jane, Brother Jake PETS: Dog: Ozzy and Cat: Kitte HIGH SCHOOL: Nanticoke Area COLLEGE: College Misericordia (Undergrad) / Cal U of PA (Masters) HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS: 2008-2009, & Since September 2011 PREVIOUS JOBS: Tampa Bay Lightning, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers, Pocono Raceway, Winston-Salem Dash FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: (OTHER THAN PENGUINS)… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

MIKE O’BRIEN

NAME: Mike O’Brien EMAIL ME RESIDENCE: Scranton, PA HOMETOWN: Gladwyne, PA BIRTHPLACE: Philadelphia, PA BIRTHDAY: 9/1/77 HIGH SCHOOL: Haverford School COLLEGE: Boston College HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS: Since October 2011 PREVIOUS JOBS: Play-by-play announcer for Boston College Hockey, Broadcaster/PR Director for Lowell Devils, Broadcaster/PR Director for Trenton Titans (ECHL), FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS): Eagles & Flyers FAVORITE BOOK: The Killer Angels, The… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

ERICA ROCCIA

NAME: Erica C. Roccia EMAIL ME HOMETOWN: Laurel Springs, NJ BIRTHPLACE: Philadelphia, PA BIRTHDAY: June 5, 1989 FAMILY: Mom, Dorothy; Dad, Henry; Sister, Lauren; Brother, Nick PETS: Dog named Winston HIGH SCHOOL: Highland High School COLLEGE: Rowan University HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS: Since November 7, 2011 PREVIOUS JOBS: Philadelphia Flyers Game Day Fan Interactive Member, Apple Inc. Specialist, and babysitter FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS): The Philadelphia Flyers and… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

MATT DAUBE

NAME Matt Daube EMAIL ME RESIDENCE Dallas, PA HOMETOWN Dallas, PA BIRTHPLACE Wilkes-Barre, PA BIRTHDAY 7/6/86 PETS Two Dogs HIGH SCHOOL Dallas High School COLLEGE East Stroudsburg University HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS Third Season FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the BUCCOS!!! FAVORITE BOOK The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band FAVORITE MUSICIAN/BAND Metallica FAVORITE MOVIE Any Given Sunday FAVORITE… read more
Posted on 10/01/11

CHRIS SIPSKY

NAME Chris Sipsky EMAIL ME RESIDENCE Kingston, PA HOMETOWN Larksville, PA BIRTHDAY 1/9/1984 HIGH SCHOOL Wyoming Valley West COLLEGE College Misericordia (Misericordia University) HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR THE PENGUINS 6 Years PREVIOUS JOBS Sales Associate at Staples FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) San Francisco 49ers / Philadelphia Phillies FAVORITE BOOK The Green Mile FAVORITE MUSICIAN/BAND KISS / Poison FAVORITE FOOD Steak FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT TGI Fridays FAVORITE COLOR Orange read more
Posted on 10/01/11
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