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ADMIRALS RACE PAST PENGUINS, 5-1

  ADMIRALS RACE PAST PENGUINS, 5-1 Petersen scores lone goal as Admirals win fourth straight versus W-B/S   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A pair of three-point performances from Cory Conacher and Trevor Smith ushered the Norfolk Admirals to a 5-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.  Conacher notched two goals and an assist, while Smith posted three helpers to lead Norfolk to its fourth victory in a row over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.… read more
Posted on 01/04/12

DESPRES, MCDONALD EARN ALL-STAR HONORS

  DESPRES, MCDONALD SELECTED TO AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAM McDonald makes second straight trip; Despres earns honor in rookie season   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that right wing Colin McDonald and defenseman Simon Despres have been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held Jan. 29-30 in Atlantic City, N.J.   McDonald earns… read more
Posted on 01/04/12

PENS GO PINK ON JANUARY 7

The Penguins are once again teaming up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Join the Pens and ACS on January 7 when we take on the Syracuse Crunch at 7:05pm. We'll ditch our traditional black and gold for a night to pull on pink jerseys which will be auctioned off during the evening. We’ll also be selling autographed Pink Pucks during the evening.  Penguins players have signed approximately 800 of these special pucks, which have then… read more
Posted on 01/03/12

Chris Kobela

NAME – Chris Kobela EMAIL ME RESIDENCE – Kingston, PA HOMETOWN – Allentown, PA BIRTHPLACE – Poughkeepsie, NY FAMILY – Mom-Geri Dad-Ted PETS – Dog HIGH SCHOOL – Salisbury COLLEGE – Duquesne University WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS – June of 2010 PREVIOUS JOBS – Intern for Pittsburgh Pirates and Lehigh Valley IronPigs FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM (OTHER THAN PENGUINS) – Phillies, Eagles and 76ers FAVORITE BOOK – Any biography… read more
Posted on 01/01/12

Penguins Re-Assign Despres

  Penguins Re-Assign Defenseman Simon Despres to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Simon Despres to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.   Despres, 20, has played in 13 games for Pittsburgh this season, tallying four points (1G-3A) and a plus-4 rating while averaging 15:27 minutes. Despres made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 1 and tallied… read more
Posted on 01/01/12

OLLIE’S BARGAIN OUTLETS - GOOD SEATS CHEAP

The Penguins have teamed with Ollie's Bargain Outlet for a terrific ticket deal at all upcoming Friday night games. With the Ollie's GOOD SEATS CHEAP deal, fans can purchase tickets in sections 201 and 220 for just $10 apiece. Plus, everyone who buys a ticket through this deal will receive a $5 gift card good at any local Ollie's Bargain Outlet store. This deal is extremely limted and only available through the Penguins ticket offices. To get your seats, call the Penguins at 570-208-7367 read more
Posted on 01/01/12

Second-Period Burst Leads Penguins Past Sound Tigers

  Second-Period Burst Leads Penguins Past Sound Tigers Sill pots two for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in final game of 2011   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Zach Sill’s first two-goal game of his pro career was part of four markers scored in the second period and helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on New Year’s Eve at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   After the first frame failed to result in any goals, it was the Sound Tigers… read more
Posted on 12/31/11

Andrew Augustine

NAME –  Andrew Augustine EMAIL ME RESIDENCE – Swoyersville, PA HOMETOWN –  Lewisburg, PA BIRTHPLACE – Lewisburg, PA BIRTHDAY – 10/14/1988 FAMILY – Parents- Bill and Pam Sister-Katie Girlfriend- Kasei PETS – Dog- Bailey Cat-Cooper HIGH SCHOOL – Lewisburg Area High School (Class of 2007) COLLEGE – Lock Haven University (B.S in Sports Administration 2011) WHEN DID YOU START WORKING FOR THE PENGUINS – August 2012 PREVIOUS JOBS –… read more
Posted on 12/31/11

Williams and Picard Re-Assigned to W-B/S

Penguins Re-Assign Jason Williams and Alexandre Picard to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Jason Williams and defenseman Alexandre Picard to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Williams, 31, has played in seven games this season for Pittsburgh, tallying a goal and an assist while averaging 10:22 minutes. Both of Williams’ points came in an 8-3 defeat of… read more
Posted on 12/31/11

The “Mun”-ey Man

Note:This article appeared in Volume 8, Issue8 of Breakaway   There are plenty of well-traveled players around the American Hockey League.  Few in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room may be as diversely traveled as goaltender Scott Munroe.  Alabama and the Tatarstan Republic of Russia are not most common stops during the course of a hockey career, but they are a part of Munroe’s journey to Northeastern Pennsylvania.     Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is as natural… read more
Posted on 12/30/11
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