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MONARCHS DOWN PENS, 4-1

By Michael Shields - October 12, 2014 Jeff Schultz tallied the first goal of the season and Jean-Francois Berube made 22 saves to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon.  The loss was the second in as many nights for the Penguins, who were hosting the Monarchs in their season opener. The Monarchs wasted little time in getting on the board, as Schultz beat goaltender Jeff Zatkoff in the first 27 seconds of… read more
Posted on 10/12/14

PHANTOMS SCARE OFF PENGUINS, 5-2

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms enjoyed the spoils in their first game as an Allentown-based squad, using three power play goals to post a 5-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in both teams' season opener. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fans were treated to an emotional evening, even before the game started, as Tiffany Dickson, wife of slain Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, along with her two children, dropped the ceremonial first pucks of the season.  Both team benches emptied… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

PENGUINS SEASON OPENER HISTORY

It is upon us...the start of another American Hockey League season.  Here's a look at how the Penguins have fared in their season openers, home openers and road openers in each of the team's first 15 years.   PENGUINS OPENING NIGHT HISTORY PENGUINS HOME OPENER HISTORY PENGUINS ROAD OPENER HISTORY 1999-2000 October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) November 13 vs. Kentucky (4-2 Win) October 1 at Philadelphia (2-0 Loss) 2000-2001 October 5 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 Loss) October 5 vs. Philadelphia… read more
Posted on 10/11/14

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 BROADCAST SCHEDULE

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with Entercom Radio and My Network TV (WGMY), have announced its 2014-15 broadcast schedule.  Penguins broadcasts will be carried live on the team’s new flagship radio station, WILK Newsradio, while My Network TV will also air eight Saturday games during the season.    Seventy-four of the Penguins’ 76 regular season games will be heard on 103.1FM-WILK throughout the Wyoming Valley and also simulcast… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

PENGUINS ASSIGN HARTZELL TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned goaltender Eric Hartzell from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), it was announced today.     The 25-year old second-year pro went 10-8-1 last year for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a 2.48 goals against average, a .901 save percentage, three shutouts and was named AHL Goaltender of the Month for January.    In 14 appearances with Wheeling, Hartzell posted a record of 8-5-1 with a 3.13… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

PENGUINS INK MUROVICH

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Tyler Murovich to a one-year American Hockey League contract and assigned him to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).    Murovich, 24, split last season between the Iowa Wild (AHL) and Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.  In 60 games with Orlando, Murovich posted 18 goals, 12 assists and 64 penalty minutes, while notching one goal in 14 appearances with Iowa.   Now entering his fifth… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

PENS AND PSP TEAM UP FOR WEEKEND GAMES

Six-year old Adam Dickson and eight-year old Bryon Dickson, the sons of Cpl. Bryon Dickson, will drop the ceremonial puck before the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins home opener, this Saturday night, October 11, against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. They will be escorted to the ice by Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan as part of the pregame ceremonies honoring those affected by the September 12 Blooming Grove shootings. Also scheduled to be in attendance at the game are Tiffany Dickson… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

OVERTIME AT FOREFRONT OF AHL RULES CHANGES

UNDER NEW RULES, ZACH SILL WOULD RECEIVE A TWO MINUTE MINOR IN THE ABOVE PHOTO Every year there are subtle tweaks to the rules governing on-ice play in the American Hockey League.  This year is a little different, as fans will see some major changes to overtime play. Without a doubt, the new OT setup was the biggest news to come out of the AHL’s Board of Governors July meeting.  Here’s how it works. First, the ice cleaning crew will be a little busier on OT nights, as there… read more
Posted on 10/09/14

ZATKOFF BACK IN WILKES-BARRE

By Mike Shields - October 7, 2014 The Penguins were busy at work at the Toyota SportsPlex in preparation for Saturday’s season opener vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.     Today was goaltender Jeff Zatkoff’s first practice with the Penguins after being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh.  Zatkoff was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s goaltender for the 2012-13 season while appearing in 49 games and posting a 26-20-0 record.  He spent the 2013-14 season on Pittsburgh’s… read more
Posted on 10/07/14

PENS TO SHOW SUPPORT OF PA STATE TROOPERS ON OPENING WEEKEND

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be helping to raise funds for the families of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglas, while showing support for the troopers who are currently engaged in the search for their accused shooter, during the opening weekend of the American Hockey League season. Fans attending the team’s game on Saturday, October 11 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will be able to purchase PSP Strong t-shirts, car decals and bracelets from the PSP Wives association. … read more
Posted on 10/06/14
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