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A FAMILY AFFAIR

A Family Affair Richards Brothers on their way to the NHL The tale of a hockey player spending years in the minor leagues with the hopes of making it to the National Hockey League some day is not an uncommon one.  Truth be told, the American Hockey League is not just a development level for those on the ice.  The league has been a springboard for coaches, broadcasters and front office employees alike.  Add equipment manager to the list as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Head Equipment… read more
Posted on 07/25/13

W-B/SCRANTON SIGNS GOALTENDER MANNINO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Signs Goaltender Peter Mannino Sixth-year pro and former NCAA Champion joins Penguins   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Peter Mannino to an American Hockey League contract.     Now entering his sixth year of professional hockey, 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.   … read more
Posted on 07/24/13

RICHARDS, SAUCIER ADD TO WBS-USA CONNECTION

Seven years ago, Todd Richards and Dan Bylsma shared a bench in Northeast PA. This coming February, they'll be sharing one halfway around the world, with their roles reversed. It was announced on Tuesday that former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Richards will join head coach Bylsma's staff for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  The announcement reunites one of the most succesful coaching duos in Penguins history on arguably the world's biggest stage.… read more
Posted on 07/23/13

TEAM WHITE SCORES 5-3 WIN IN SCRIMMAGE

Team White Scores 5-3 Win in Scrimmage Megna shines in scrimmage on final day of Development Camp By Mike O'Brien The Pittsburgh Penguins closed out their 2013 Development Camp with an open scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center.  Jayson Megna's two goals led the way as Team White skated to a 5-3 win over Team Black in front of thousands of fans packed into the lower bowl of the arena. The scrimmage consisted of two, 25-minute halfs with an intermission in between. Penalties… read more
Posted on 07/20/13

THE CORE

The Core By Mike O'Brien Such is the nature of the American Hockey League.  Just about every team experiences a good amount of turnover from season to season.  Though Pittsburgh has signed quality players such as Andrew Ebbett and Nick Drazenovic, four Penguins entering their second year of professional hockey will be looked upon to have a strong and consistent presence at the forward position.   Much of the talk at Penguins Development Camp has been focused around center Adam… read more
Posted on 07/19/13

RISING TO THE DEFENSE

Rising to the Defense By Mike O'Brien The summer is far from over and there is much to played out over the landscape of the NHL.  Free agency is still in full effect and rosters around the league are sure to change once or twice before pucks drop in October.  As the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2013 Development Camp carries on this week, it seems as though youth will reign as the next generation of defensive prospects prepares to man the blueline for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.   At the… read more
Posted on 07/18/13

PENS DEVELOPMENT CAMP PROFILES - PART 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 Development Camp begins today as players arrive at CONSOL Energy Center.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton color commentator Mike O'Brien will be heading out to the Steel City to provide coverage Thursday through Saturday.  Make sure you follow him on Twitter and Facebook  for live updates.  Leading up to Thursday, we will be profiling some of the players participating in this year's development camp.  Today we look at past draft… read more
Posted on 07/17/13

PENS DEVELOPMENT CAMP PROFILES

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 Development Camp begins today as players arrive at CONSOL Energy Center.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton color commentator Mike O'Brien will be heading out to the Steel City to provide coverage Thursday through Saturday.  Make sure you follow him on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.  Leading up to Thursday, we will be profiling some of the players participating in this year's development camp.  Today we look at the Penguins' 2013… read more
Posted on 07/15/13

YOU LIKE US, YOU REALLY LIKE US!

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Facebook page hit something of a milestone on Sunday, surpassing the 20,000 likes mark. In less than one full year, the Penguins’ Facebook page has seen growth of more than 38%, going from 14,493 likes on August 1, 2012 to 20,001 as of July 15, 2013.  Since the start of the 2013 calendar year, the page has seen its likes grow by 23.1% (16,244 likes on January 1, 2013). The Penguins’ Facebook page is among the most popular for American Hockey League… read more
Posted on 07/15/13

BARRETT NAMED WINNER OF AHL’S EBRIGHT AWARD

Barrett Named Winner of AHL’s Thomas Ebright Award Penguins CEO honored for career contributions to the AHL   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today announced that chief executive officer Jeff Barrett has been selected as the winner of the league’s Thomas Ebright Award in recognition of career contributions to the AHL.   Barrett has overseen the operations of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since the team’s… read more
Posted on 07/11/13
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