Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rookies Casey DeSmith, Reid Gardiner, Jarrett Burton and Lukas Bengtsson are getting ready for the holiday.  Are you set for Christmas yet?

Here’s hoping you and yours get everything your heart desires this holiday season.  Merry Christmas!


Nothing says holiday hockey like our yearly tradition of wearing special Christmas sweaters each December.  As we head into a quiet week around the Penguins offices – with no hockey players stirring – we thought we’d take a quick walk down memory lane with the ghost of Christmas jerseys past (and present).  Enjoy this look back and, if anyone has a photo of the 2008 jersey, send it our way (for some reason, we can’t seem to track that one down).

For a better look at each sweater, click on the thumbnails below.



The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be celebrating the festive season and asking their fans to help spread holiday cheer when they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday, December 17 at 7:05pm.

The contest, the team’s final game before the Christmas break, will once again feature the Tobyhanna Army Depot Teddy Bear Toss.  Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed toys to the game, which will be tossed onto the ice following the Penguins’ first goal of the game.  The plush toys will be collected and distributed to children in need through Tobyhanna Army Depot’s “Operation Santa Claus” program.

Additionally, the Penguins will be wearing special ugly Christmas sweaters, featuring a pixelated penguin logo along with a black and yellow holiday design.  The jerseys will be auctioned off on the concourse during the game, and make great gifts for the ultimate Penguins fan on your Christmas list.

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, we’ll have autographed Penguins Christmas Pucks for sale behind section 108.  Each puck is signed by a Penguins player, then individually wrapped so you don’t know whose autograph you’re getting.   Pucks with special holiday stickers will take home a game-used stick, but every one makes a great present and, at just $10 apiece, you won’t break the bank to finish up your shopping.

Young fans will also be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the concourse throughout the game, getting in those last minute holiday wishes while enjoying the Penguins in action.

Ticket for the Penguins holiday celebration are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online through, or by calling the Penguins at 570-208-7367.

And don’t forget, the Penguins Holiday Hat Trick is the perfect one-size-fits-all gift for any hockey fan.  The special package features four undated ticket vouchers, redeemable for any Penguins regular season home game, as well as a Penguins hat.  Packages start at just $50 and are available through the Penguins front offices (40 Coal Street, Wilkes-Barre), by calling 570-208-7367, or through the Penguins Online Store.



Get your holiday hockey shopping done this weekend, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roll out great savings.

The Penguins Black Friday sale runs from 9:00am to 9:00pm on Friday the 25th; 9:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday the 26th; and 9:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday the 27th at the Pens Team Store, located inside the Toyota SportsPlex.  Save 25% off all items in the store, including jerseys, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, hockey equipment and more (can not be combined with any other discount offers).

We’ll also be rolling out our Holiday Hat Trick package, the one-size-fits-all gift for any hockey fan, which includes four undated ticket vouchers and a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hat.  That’s a $104 value starting at just $50 (sorry, no discounts apply to the Holiday Hat Trick).

Plus, everyone’s favorite visitor from the North Pole, Santa Tux, will be in the store Friday and Saturday from noon to 1:00pm for lots of fun!

Coming to Saturday night’s game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers?  The sale will also be going on in the Igloo Store that evening, with savings across the board.

To get a preview of the sale and all of the items involved, log on to our online store.