PENGUINS REVEAL OPPONENT SLATE FOR 2018-19 SEASON

 

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced their opponents for the upcoming 2018-19 season, the club’s 20th season of hockey. Among the 16 teams that the Penguins will face next year is a new foe, the Cleveland Monsters.

Cleveland was moved to the Eastern Conference’s North Division as a result of AHL realignment announced earlier in the week on Monday, May 7. The Penguins will take on the Monsters four times this season; twice at home and twice on the road. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will also return to home-and-home sets with three Western Conference opponents that they saw in 2017-18, the Grand Rapids Griffins, Milwaukee Admirals and Rockford IceHogs.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s full slate of opponents is as follows:

Opponent Home Road   Opponent Home Road
Binghamton 2 2   Milwaukee 1 1
Bridgeport 4 4   Providence 3 3
Charlotte 2 2   Rochester 1 1
Cleveland 2 2   Rockford 1 1
Grand Rapids 1 1   Springfield 3 3
Hartford 3 3   Syracuse 1 1
Hershey 6 6   Toronto 1 1
Lehigh Valley 6 6   Utica 1 1

 

The Penguins have not faced off against the Monsters since the 2008-09 season, when they were then known as the Lake Erie Monsters. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is 3-1-0-0 against the Monsters all-time.

Guaranteed home dates and the full 2018-19 schedule will be announced at a later date.

Season ticket packages for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 20th season, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

PETERS HOLDS DOWN THE FORT, PENGUINS OUST GRIFFINS, 2-1

BOXSCORE

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Goaltender Anthony Peters had a stellar night between the pipes for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, leading them to a 2-1 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Peters recorded 32 saves in the victory and played a big role in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (34-17-4-2) going a perfect five-for-five on the penalty kill against one of the league’s top power plays.

On the Penguins’ second penalty kill of the night, Joseph Cramarossa fed Adam Johnson for a breakaway chance. Johnson deked goaltender Tom McCollum, sliding the puck across the goal line for a shorthanded goal that opened the scoring at 12:45 of the first period.

The Griffins proceeded to out-shoot the Penguins, 11-5, in the first period and kept the barrage of shots coming through the second stanza, firing 13 shots in the middle frame. Peters was up to the challenge, turning away every puck he faced.

Late in the second period, the Penguins were assessed a bench penalty for too many men on the ice. Then they immediately saw Thomas Di Pauli called for a delay of game face-off infraction, giving the Griffins a full two-minute five-on-three man advantage. The Penguins’ penalty kill was brilliant once again, and Peters made two jaw-dropping stops on cross-crease one-timers orchestrated by Grand Rapids.

Eventually, the Griffins solved Peters and tied the game when Ben Street knocked in a rebound from a blocked shot at 7:58 in the third period.

The Penguins came right back and responded three and half minutes later, as Kevin Czuczman fired the puck through a mass of humanity and past a screened McCollum.

Grand Rapids never truly tested Peters with the goalie pulled for an extra attacker, and so Wilkes-Barre/Scranton held on for the 2-1 win.

McCollum stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced in a losing effort.

The Penguins’ next game is Tuesday, Mar. 13, when they travel to North Carolina to take on the Charlotte Checkers. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is the team’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration as they face-off against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, Mar. 17.

Puck drop between the Penguins and Wolf Pack is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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PREVIEW: PENGUINS vs GRIFFINS – MARCH 10, 2018


For the first time in over nine years, the puck will drop between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Grand Rapids Griffins at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, as the teams face off tonight at 7:05pm.

The Penguins (34-17-4-2, 74 pts, .649%) close out the weekend holding onto second place in the Atlantic Division, while the defending Calder Cup Champion Griffins (31-21-1-6, 69 pts, .585%) sit in third place lead in the Central Division.

Saturday’s game is the second of two meetings between the clubs this season.

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
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SEASON SERIES

DATE HOME ROAD TIME/RESULT
Friday, March 2 Grand Rapids WBS 2-4 WIN
Saturday, March 10 WBS Grand Rapids  7:05pm

RECENT ACTION

The Penguins battled to a 3-2 overtime victory against the Binghamton Devils at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday evening. The Penguins regulation scoring came early, as Jean-Sébastien Dea and Gage Quinney both put up goals in the first period. But for the third time in three games between the clubs, the Devils forced overtime. The home team erased the two-goal deficit with goals from Jacob MacDonald and Michael Latta, sending the game to the extra frame. It took until the final minute of overtime to decide a winner as Teddy Blueger notched his team leading fifth game-winning goal of the season, and his fourth that has come in overtime. Michael Leighton made a successful return to the lineup, turning aside 27 Binghamton chances in his first game since facing the Devils back on December 22. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has now won all four contests against the Devils this season.

Troy Grosenick’s 36 saves steered the Milwaukee Admirals to a 4-1 win over the Griffins on Saturday at Van Andel Arena. The Griffins saw their lone goal come off the stick of Joe Hicketts, while Milwaukee found the scoring touch from Mark Zengerle, Alexandre Carrier, Harry Zolnierczyk, and Trevor Smith. Grand Rapids had several pushes, but was unable to squeeze another one by the 2016-17 AHL goaltender of the year, Troy Grosenick. Matej Machovsky sustained his first AHL loss, finishing with 26 saves for the Griffins.

PENGUINS NOTES
With his overtime winner Friday night, Teddy Blueger leads the Penguins in game-winning goals with five.

Blueger’s four OT goals this season are the most in a single campaign for the Penguins, passing Chad Kolarik (2012-13) and Carter Rowney (2015-16), who each had three in a season.

Blueger’s four overtime goals also tied for the top spot for the Penguins all-time. He joins Tom Kostopoulos and Carter Rowney at the top of that list.

Daniel Sprong currently ranks third among all AHL rookies in goals (21) and is tied for second in power play goals (9).

Jean-Sébastien Dea tallied his third shorthanded goal last night, which leads the team

Michael Leighton made his triumphant return to the lineup and is now 2-0-0-0 while wearing a Penguins jersey. Both of Leighton’s starts have come against Binghamton and both games have been decided by a Teddy Blueger overtime winner

GRIFFINS NOTES

Head coach Todd Nelson holds a 298-185-15-46 (0.604) record as an AHL head coach and needs two more victories to become the 20th head coach in the 82-year history of the AHL to reach 300.

The Griffins have points in 12 of the last 13 road contests (10-1-0-2), including eight in a row.

Grand Rapids has scored a power play goal in five of its last six games, going 6-for-17 (35.3%) during that stretch. The Griffins place third in the AHL with a power play percentage of 21.3%.

Matt Lorito leads the team with 22 power play points (7+15).

Despite being fourth on the Griffins with power play points, Matthew Ford’s 11 PPGs tie for second in the league.

Ben Street registered a goal and an assist last Wednesday to mark his 100th career point as a Griffin. He did so in 116 games, which ranks as the 10th fastest in franchise history to reach the century mark.

CONNECTIONS
Ben Street played parts of two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from 2010-12. In 107 games he tallied 80 points (39+41)

Griffins’ leading scorer Eric Tangradi was a prominent part of the Penguins organization from 2009-13 when he was traded to Winnipeg. In 178 games he put up 121 points (60+61)

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PENGUINS WEEKLY – 3/6/18

Penguins to host Star Wars Night on Saturday

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (33-17-4-2) returns from Midwest road trip with three points in three games

 

Weekly Rewind

Friday, Mar. 2 – PENGUINS 4 at Grand Rapids
The Penguins defeated the defending Calder Cup Champions in their first visit to Van Andel Arena in nearly a decade. After two back and forth periods, Teddy Blueger gave the Penguins their first lead of the night and game-winning goal in the third. Garrett Wilson added an empty net goal with less than a minute left in regulation for his second tally of the night.

Saturday, Mar. 3 – PENGUINS 0 at Rockford 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was shut-out in a tenacious meeting against Rockford that saw 66 total penalty minutes. Rockford scored two goals within the first half of regulation, and added an empty netter to close out the game. Rockford’s Collin Delia stood tall in net, pitching the first shutout of his career. Penguin goalie Étienne Marcoux stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced in his AHL debut.

Sunday, Mar. 4 – PENGUINS 2 at Milwaukee 3 (SO)
Even though the Pens peppered Anders Lindbäck with 40 shots, the Admirals’ goaltender kept his team in the game and ended up with the shootout win. Ethan Prow scored his third goal of the season, and Josh Jooris sent the game to overtime in the final minute of regulation with his first goal as a Penguin.

 

The Week Ahead

Friday, Mar. 9 – PENGUINS at Binghamton
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes on Binghamton and looks to keep the season series perfect. The Penguins have defeated the Devils in each of their three meetings this season, all by identical 4-3 scores.

Saturday, Mar. 10 – PENGUINS vs. Grand Rapids
The Penguins face the Griffins for the second time in nine days after defeating them, 4-2, in their matchup last Friday. Grand Rapids hasn’t played in Wilkes-Barre since Mar. 25, 2009.

 

Ice Chips

– Newly signed goaltender Étienne Marcoux made his AHL debut on Saturday. Marcoux had a successful junior career, posting the best save percentage (.913) and goals against average (2.14) in the QMJHL in 2012-2013 and won back-to-back CIS University Cups in 2016 and 2017.

– Adam Johnson has six points (4G-2A) in his last seven games.

– Chris Summers played in his 500th pro game on Saturday at Rockford.

– Daniel Sprong currently ranks third among all AHL rookies in both goals (21) and power play goals (9).

 

DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM GP W L OTL SOL PTS Pt%
1. Lehigh Valley 60 38 15 3 4 83 .692
2. PENGUINS 56 33 17 4 2 72 .643
3. Providence 58 34 19 3 2 73 .629
4. Charlotte 60 33 24 0 3 69 .575
5. Bridgeport 58 28 22 5 3 64 .552
6. Hartford 61 26 27 5 3 60 .492
7. Springfield 59 27 28 3 2 58 .492
8. Hershey 60 24 27 4 5 57 .475

 

TEAM LEADERS

SKATERS GP G A PTS
Daniel Sprong* 46 21 23 44
Jean-Sébastien Dea 51 12 23 35
Ryan Haggerty 33 16 15 31
Teddy Blueger 41 13 17 30
Zach Aston-Reese^* 41 9 20 29
GOALIES GP W-L-OT GAA SV% Shutouts
Casey DeSmith^ 27 16-8-3 2.73 .910 2
Anthony Peters 17 8-5-3 2.73 .901 1

* = rookie
^ = currently with Pittsburgh

 

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT     LOCATION                               TIME    

Fri, Mar. 9          Binghamton     Veterans Memorial Arena     7:05 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 10      Grand Rapids   Mohegan Sun Arena               7:05 p.m.

Tue, Mar. 13       Charlotte          Bojangles’ Coliseum                7:00 p.m.

 

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Mon, Feb. 29    (LW) Josh Jooris       Acquired by PIT; Assigned to WBS

Mon, Feb. 29    (RW) Dominik Simon                          Reassigned by PIT

Thu, Mar. 1        (G) Étienne Marcoux                                   Signed to PTO

Fri, Mar. 2          (RW) Dominik Simon                                Recalled to PIT

PENGUINS DEFEAT GRIFFINS, 4-2

Josh Jooris (#37) made his Penguins debut on Friday night.

BOXSCORE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins made their first visit to Van Andel Arena in almost a decade and left with a 4-2 victory in tow, beating the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday night.

It took Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (33-16-4-1) until 7:58 of the third period to grab its first lead of the game, but it managed to hold the defending Calder Cup Champions to just 19 shots throughout the course of the contest.

The Griffins wasted little time getting on the scoresheet, as Matt Puempel lit the lamp 1:43 into the game. Ben Street wheeled below the Penguins’ goal line then slid a pass to the front of the net that Tangradi tipped to a wide-open Puempel.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton used an early second period goal to even the score, 1-1. Adam Johnson raced down the ice on a four-on-two odd-man rush for the Penguins, but instead of passing, he skated behind the Griffins net and then fired a shot through Tom McCollum once he emerged on the other side of the cage. Johnson’s tally at 2:04 of the middle frame marked his eighth goal of the season and fourth goal in his last four games.

Grand Rapids pulled back on top, 2-1, midway through the second period when Tangradi tipped in a Puempel shot during their third power play of the game.

The Penguins knotted the score once again with a man advantage marker of their own. Kevin Czuczman’s bid from the left-side face-off dot was redirected by Garrett Wilson at 3:22 of the third period.

Teddy Blueger gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton its first lead of the contest by hopping on a turnover right at the front of Grand Rapids’ net and depositing it behind McCollum at 7:58 of the final frame of regulation.

The Griffins pressured the Penguins greatly with the goalie pulled in favor of an extra attacker, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton staved off a tying tally and sealed the victory with an empty net goal from Wilson.

Anthony Peters recorded 17 saves in the win, while McCollum posted 25 stops for the Griffins.

The Penguins’ next game is tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 3, when they continue their swing through the Midwest and face the Rockford IceHogs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is also against Grand Rapids on Saturday, Mar. 10. The Griffins’ first trip to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza since 2009 also serves as the Penguins’ Star Wars Night.

Puck drop between the Penguins and Griffins on Star Wars Night is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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PREVIEW: PENGUINS at GRIFFINS – MARCH 2, 2018


The puck will drop between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Grand Rapids Griffins for the first time in a decade on Friday night at Van Andel Arena.

The Penguins (32-16-4-1, 69 pts, .651%) come in to another three game in three night weekend holding onto second place in the Atlantic Division, while the defending Calder Cup Champion Griffins (31-19-1-6, 69 pts, .605%) also sit in second place in the Central Division.

Friday’s game is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season.

TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Van Andel Arena
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SEASON SERIES

DATE HOME ROAD TIME/RESULT 
Friday, March 2 Grand Rapids WBS  7:00pm
Saturday, March 10 WBS Grand Rapids  7:05pm

RECENT ACTION

Adam Johnson delivered one of the finest performances of his rookie season to propel the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 victory in a tight, back-and-forth match-up with the Hershey Bears on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Johnson found the back of the net twice as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton received one goal in each period. Hershey saw goals from Travis Boyd and Tyler Graovac, Johnson and team captain Tom Kostopoulos tallied for the victors. The Penguins special teams shined bright on the afternoon, going a perfect three-for-three on the penalty kill and capitalizing on one of their two-man advantage opportunities. Goaltender Casey DeSmith made 23 saves, while Pheonix Copley stopped 22 shots thrown his way.

A pair of goals by Eric Tangradi and 30 saves from Tom McCollum helped the Grand Rapids Griffins claw out a 3-2 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday at Van Andel Arena. After missing the last six games due to injury, Tangradi needed all of 49 seconds to help the Griffins jump on top. Ben Street staked Grand Rapids to a two-goal advantage less than six minutes later. The Roadrunners saw Dylan Strome and Jens Looke tie it up. Tangradi tallied his second goal of the night and team-leading 24th of the season to again give the Griffins the lead. Tucson desperately pushed for a late equalizer, pulling their netminder for much of the final three minutes, but McCollum and the Griffins stood their ground to improve to 11-3-1-1 in their last 16 home games.

PENGUINS NOTES
The Penguins are undefeated against Central Division teams so far this season (2-0-0-0). They have defeated Rockford and Milwaukee, two of the three teams they will take on in their upcoming road trip.

With two assists on Sunday, Daniel Sprong recorded his team-leading 12th multi-point game this season.

Sprong is tied for second among AHL rookies with 21 goals and third among first-year skaters with 44 points. He’s also tied for 10th overall in the league in goals and tied for 15th in points.

After going 13 games without a point, Adam Johnson has three goals and five points in his past four contests.

At Monday’s NHL trade deadline, Pittsburgh dealt Greg McKegg in exchange for Josh Jooris, who was then assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Jooris has skated in 31 NHL games this season and has also accumulated three points in five AHL games.

GRIFFINS NOTES
After improving its record to 12-1-0-2 in its past 15 games, and 21-4-0-3 in its last 28, Grand Rapids has moved back into second place in the Central Division, pushing its winning percentage over .600 for the first time this season.

With 298 combined wins as a head coach for Oklahoma City (176) and Grand Rapids (122), Todd Nelson is just two shy of becoming the 20th coach in AHL history to earn 300 regular season victories.

The Griffins have three players tied in first for points with 45. Goal scoring leader Eric Tangradi (24+21), assist leader Ben Street (11+34), and Matt Puempel (19+26).

CONNECTIONS
Ben Street played parts of two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from 2010-12. In 107 games he tallied 80 points (39+41)

Leading scorer Eric Tangradi was a prominent part of the Penguins organization from 2009-13, before being traded to Winnipeg. In 178 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he put up 121 points (60+61).

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STAR WARS NIGHT RETURNS MARCH 10


The old adage is that Imperial Stormtroopers aren’t very adept at hitting their targets.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be looking to prove that wrong when they face the Grand Rapids Griffins for the team’s third annual Star Wars night on Saturday, March 10.

Penguins players will be wearing special Stormtrooper sweaters during the game, which were designed by Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels and the head of Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC

The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game to benefit Allied Services Foundation.

Additionally, approximately 50 members of the 501st Legion Garrison Carida, Rebel Legion Ghost Base and Mandalorian Mercs Mav Oya’la Clan costuming groups will be on hand, depicting heroes and villains from the Star Wars saga.   Ewoks, wookies, jawas and many more favorites will be available for photos and fun throughout the night.

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PENGUINS REVEAL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2017-18

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The full 2017-18 American Hockey League regular season schedule was announced this afternoon, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will officially begin their 19th season on Saturday, Oct. 7, when they face off with the Charlotte Checkers at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

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The Penguins will play a 76-game regular season schedule (38 home/38 road) featuring games against every team in the Eastern Conference and an additional three opponents from the Western Conference. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton remains a member of the now eight-team Atlantic Division, along with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Charlotte Checkers, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Providence Bruins and Springfield Thunderbirds. The Penguins will meet division foes 50 times (25 home/25 road) with their remaining 26 games coming against clubs in the North Division (10 home/10 road) and Central Division (three home/three road).

The puck will drop on weekend evenings or afternoons for 30 of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 38 home games. The Penguins will be bringing back promotions such as $14 Fan Fridays and Kids Get In Free Sundays for the 2017-18 season. Starting in December, lower level tickets for Friday night home games are just $14 while supplies last in addition to $2 select beers available from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For the Penguins’ five Sunday home games, children age 14 and under can attend free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket, and four of those games will feature a postgame skate with select players. Information on other promotions for the season will be announced at a later date.

The Penguins begin the season with nine of their first 12 games taking place on home ice, but their longest homestand of the season lasts only four games. The Penguins will play four-consecutive home games on three separate occasions this season, once in October, December, and another split between March and April. Likewise, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has four different four-game road trips on the schedule, their longest of the season. Those stretches of road games are slated to take place in January, February, March and April.

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, Binghamton Devils and Charlotte.

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 under a new NHL affiliation.

The Penguins’ full 2017-18 schedule is listed below.

GAMES BY DAY OF THE WEEK   GAMES BY MONTH
Home Road Total Home Road Total
Monday 0 0 0 October 6 2 8
Tuesday 1 2 3 November 5 4 9
Wednesday 7 4 11 December 8 6 14
Thursday 0 0 0 January 5 6 11
Friday 11 14 25 February 5 6 11
Saturday 14 9 23 March 6 10 16
Sunday 5 9 14 April 3 4 7

 

GAMES vs. OPPONENTS (Home/Road)  
Atlantic Division North Division Central Division
Bridgeport (3/3) Belleville (1/1) Grand Rapids (1/1)
Charlotte (2/2) Binghamton (3/3) Milwaukee (1/1)
Hartford (3/3) Laval (1/1) Rockford (1/1)
Hershey (6/6) Rochester (1/1)
Lehigh Valley (6/6) Syracuse (2/2)
Providence (3/3) Toronto (1/1)
Springfield (3/3) Utica (1/1)

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.

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AHL ANNOUNCES NEW DIVISION, OPPONENTS FOR PENGUINS IN 2017-18


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
Charlotte Checkers
Hartford Wolf Pack
Hershey Bears
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Providence Bruins
Springfield Thunderbirds
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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.

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