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HIXON NAMED EXEC. DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING BY PITTSBURGH

Rich Hixon, a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins front office since the team’s inception in 1999, has been named Executive Director of Strategic Planning by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Additionally, Greg Petorak has been promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, and Brian Coe has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. “The goal of every player who pulls on a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins sweater is to move up the ranks… read more
Posted on 05/06/10

COALSTREETICERINK.COM NOW ONLINE

Hockey fans now have a portal to the Ice Rink at Coal Street, northeastern Pennsylvania’s newest state-of-the-art ice facility, with the launch of coalstreeticerink.com.The website will serve as the facility’s official information center.  Visitors are now able to get up to the date information on the rink’s ice schedules, public skating session hours and figure skating times, as well as numerous other events.  Information on youth and adult “learn to skate” and “learn to play” programs,… read more
Posted on 05/06/10

PITTSBURGH RECALLS SEVEN FROM WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Share The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled seven players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, Mark Letestu, Eric Tangradi and Tim Wallace, defenseman Steve Wagner and goaltender John Curry will join the Penguins for the 2010 postseason. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season ended when the Baby Penguins were eliminated by Albany in the first round of the AHL playoffs… read more
Posted on 04/28/10

PITTSBURGH RECALLS CHRIS CONNER

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Conner, 26, scored two goals and three points in eight games with Pittsburgh this season. Conner was the hero of Pittsburgh’s 4-2 victory at New York against the Rangers Jan. 25 when he scored two goals, one being the game-winner, just hours after being recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound… read more
Posted on 04/26/10

LOVEJOY SUMMONED TO PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Ben Lovejoy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Lovejoy, 26, has appeared in 12 games with Pittsburgh this season, compiling three assists and an impressive plus-8 rating. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist Nov. 14 at Boston. Lovejoy, who made his NHL debut last season after seeing action in two games with Pittsburgh, finished with a plus or… read more
Posted on 04/17/10

STRONG SECOND SENDS B-SENS PAST PENGUINS

BINGHAMTON, New York – Jim O’Brien broke a 2-2 tie in the second period and started a stretch of four unanswered goals to help the Binghamton Senators to a 6-2 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. It was the Penguins who opened the scoring just 2:05 into the contest with hard physical play by rookie forward Eric Tangradi. With two Binghamton players covering him in the right corner, Tangradi was knocked down as he fed the puck up… read more
Posted on 04/03/10

PENGUINS FIGHT OFF PHANTOMS IN MARCH FINALE

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Dustin Jeffrey and Steve Wagner scored eight seconds apart in the opening period, and Brad Thiessen turned aside 31 shots to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Phantoms on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. Ben Lovejoy and Ben Holmstrom started the fireworks on the night with a scrap behind Thiessen’s net at 13:01 of the opening period. After Thiessen denied two scoring chances, Lovejoy took exception to a post-whistle… read more
Posted on 04/01/10

SHARKS STEAL FIRST-EVER WIN OVER PENGUINS

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Ryan Vesce scored with 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation to propel the Worcester Sharks past the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena. Sharks backup Frank Doyle made his first appearance in Wilkes-Barre Township in nearly three seasons, and turned aside all eight Penguins shots sent his way in the first period. Brad Thiessen was just as good through twenty minutes as he turned aside 14 Sharks shots. Penguins captain Wyatt Smith… read more
Posted on 03/28/10

THIESSEN THWARTS ADMIRALS, PENGUINS CLAIM THIRD PLACE

NORFOLK, Virginia – Brad Thiessen turned aside 31 shots, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored all three ways in the third period en route to a 3-0 win over the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday night at Scope Arena. With emotions spilling over from the St. Patrick’s Day battle between the clubs, Penguins winger Jesse Boulerice and Admirals scrapper Mitch Fritz dropped the gloves just 1:45 into the game. Fritz, eligible to play after serving a two-game suspension, traded a few punches with… read more
Posted on 03/25/10

PENGUINS RELAY FOR LIFE

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Posted on 03/24/10
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