WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced its alignment for the 2017-18 season today reflecting changes to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ division and opponents.
More Info: AHL Release
The Charlotte Checkers have been added to the Eastern Conference and will join the Penguins in the Atlantic Division. The AHL’s eight-team Atlantic Division now includes the following teams:
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Hartford Wolf Pack
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Including the Checkers, the Penguins will play seven teams during this upcoming season that did not appear on the team’s 2016-17 schedule: the Milwaukee Admirals, Rockford IceHogs, Grand Rapids Griffins, Laval Rocket, Belleville Senators and Binghamton Devils.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has never played a regular season game against Rockford, Laval or Belleville. Grand Rapids last visited Northeastern Pennsylvania during the 2008-09 season, and Milwaukee hasn’t played a regular season game in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since 2001-02. The Penguins last took on the Checkers at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza during the 2010-11 campaign. Binghamton is playing its first season with a new affiliation.
In addition to Bellville, Binghamton and Laval, the Penguins will also play the remaining teams from the North Division (Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto, Utica).
The Penguins will play all teams listed both at home and on the road.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages for the 2017-18 season, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367. Or fill out the contact form below, and a Penguins account executive will contact you.