PENGUINS REASSIGN CHRISTIAN HILBRICH TO NAILERS

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned forward Christian Hilbrich to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Hilbrich appeared in three games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, earning no points or penalty minutes in that time. The six-foot-seven forward made his AHL debut on Feb. 17, 2017 while the Penguins were visiting the Albany Devils.

In 48 contests with the Nailers this season, Hilbrich has posted 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points and 30 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old has a team-best plus-22 rating, and was named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for his efforts during the period of Jan. 9 – 15 after collecting nine points (5G-4A) in four games that weekend.

The Port Credit, Ont. native is a graduate of Cornell University, appearing in 111 games over four seasons and posting 27 goals and 21 assists for 48 points.  He was named team captain for his senior season.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Saturday, Mar. 4, and it will take on the Hershey Bears at Giant Center. Puck drop between the Penguins and Bears is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is Wednesday, Mar. 8, and its opponent will be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Individual game tickets for Mar. 8’s game and 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.

Penguins ticket packages, including 12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS RECALL CHRISTIAN HILBRICH FROM NAILERS

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Christian Hilbrich from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

In 48 contests with the Nailers this season, Hilbrich has posted 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points and 30 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old has a team-best plus-22 rating, and will look to make his AHL debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

In his last game with Wheeling on Feb. 15, the first-year pro posted three assists en route to a 6-3 Nailers win against Brampton. On Jan. 15, Hilbrich netted a hat-trick as part of a career-high four point game. He was later named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for his efforts after collecting nine points (5G-4A) in four games that weekend.

The Port Credit, Ont. native is a graduate of Cornell University, appearing in 111 games over four seasons and posting 27 goals and 21 assists for 48 points.  He was named team captain for his senior season.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Friday, Feb. 17, when they travel to upstate New York and take on the Albany Devils. Puck drop between the Penguins and Devils is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game isn’t until Wednesday, Mar. 8, and its opponent will be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Individual game tickets for Mar. 8’s game and 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.

Penguins ticket packages, including 12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS RECALL JARRETT BURTON FROM NAILERS

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Jarrett Burton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

In 15 contests with the Nailers this season, Burton has posted four goals and seven assists for 11 points and eight penalty minutes. The 26-year-old went on a stretch during which he put up 10 points (4G-6A) in nine games from Jan. 20 – Feb. 4, 2017.

Burton, in his third season of pro hockey, has scored one goal for the Penguins this season in 13 games played. Burton was responsible for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first goal of the game on Nov. 25   at Bridgeport.

In parts of two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Burton has recorded three goals and 20 penalty minutes in 36 games.

The Echo Bay, Ont. native played in 44 regular season games with Wheeling last season, racking up 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 total points. He also joined the Nailers from the Penguins for Wheeling’s  run to the Kelly Cup Final last spring. Burton had 14 points (7G-7A) in 21 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Wheeling.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is tonight, Saturday, Feb. 11, when they host the Binghamton Senators at 7:05 p.m. Tonight’s contest is also the Penguins’ annual Military Appreciation Night. Individual game tickets for tonight’s game and all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS RECALL DEFENSEMAN MICHAEL WEBSTER

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled defenseman Michael Webster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Webster has played in 29 of Wheeling’s 35 games this season, posting three goals and 15 assists for 18 points, as well as a plus-10 rating. The first-year pro blue liner has put up three points (1G-2A) in his last four games. The rookie defenseman ranks third among Wheeling first-year skaters in points.

From Nov. 11, 2016 to Nov. 18, 2016, the Toronto, Ontario native had a four-game point streak, tallying an assist in each game.

Before turning pro, Webster spent four years with the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League. The 21-year old racked up 95 points in his time with the Colts and captained the team for the 2015-16 season. Webster was awarded the OHL’s Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy in 2016 for his attributes of leadership on the ice, in the locker room and in the community. He was also nominated twice for the OHL’s Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy for outstanding community service.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Jan. 20, when they face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. at PPL Center. The Penguins’ next home showing is tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 21, and their opponent will be the Hershey Bears. Less than 400 tickets remain for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Saturday night contest against Hershey.

Individual game tickets for tomorrow’s game and all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BRETT STERN TO PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Brett Stern to a professional tryout agreement. Stern comes to the Penguins from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Stern has played in all 34 of Wheeling’s games this season, posting six goals and 13 assists for 19 points, as well as a plus-seven rating. The second-year pro blue liner has put up seven points (2G-5A) in his last six games and scored in both of the Nailers’ past two contests.

On Dec. 31, 2016 and Jan. 6, 2017, the Lino Lakes, Minn. native recorded the first back-to-back multi-point games of his career by earning two assists on both nights.

Last year, Stern finished the season with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points, the second-highest total among Wheeling defensemen.

Before turning pro, Stern spent four years at Minnesota State University and captained the Mavericks in his senior season. Three of those four years were played alongside current Penguins forward Teddy Blueger.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, when they face off once again with the Syracuse Crunch at 1:00 p.m. at Onondaga County Oncenter War Memorial Arena. Monday’s broadcast will be available exclusively online with WILK Newsradio’s web stream in addition to AHLLive.com.

The Penguins’ next home showing is Saturday, Jan. 21, and their opponent will be the Hershey Bears.

Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS RELEASE GOALIE DOUG CARR FROM PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released goaltender Doug Carr from his professional tryout agreement. Carr will return to the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Carr started one game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, making 33 saves in the win on Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Binghamton. He also appeared in one other game for the Penguins, stopping both shots faced during the third period in a relief stint on Dec. 30, 2016 vs. Providence.

Carr has played in 17 of Wheeling’s 27 games this season, racking up a .889 save percentage, 3.31 goals against average and an 8-7-1 record. On Oct. 28, 2016, the Hanover, Mass. native recorded 45 saves in a shootout victory over Kalamazoo, the most stops in a game by a Nailers goalie all season.

Last season, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell alumnus played in three games with the Albany Devils (AHL), recording a .897 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average in that time.

Carr appeared in one preseason game with the Penguins this year, stopping all 19 shots faced against the Hershey Bears during two periods of play.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 13, against the Rochester Americans. The Penguins’ next home showing is Saturday, Jan. 21, and their opponent will be the Hershey Bears.

Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

 

PENGUINS ASSIGN JARRETT BURTON TO WHEELING

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have assigned forward Jarrett Burton to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Burton, in his third season of pro hockey, has scored one goal for the Penguins this season in 13 games played. Burton was responsible for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first goal of the game on Nov. 25 at Bridgeport.

In parts of two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Burton has recorded three goals and 20 penalty minutes in 36 games.

The Echo Bay, Ont. native played in 44 regular season games with Wheeling last season, racking up 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 total points. He also joined the Nailers from the Penguins for Wheeling’s run to the Kelly Cup Final last spring. Burton had 14 points (7G-7A) in 21 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Wheeling.

The Penguins continue their season-long seven-game road trip this week with games against the Toronto Marlies (Wednesday, Jan. 11), the Rochester Americans (Friday, Jan. 13) and the Syracuse Crunch (Saturday, Jan. 14).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21, when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05 p.m. Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

ADAM KRAUSE ASSIGNED TO WHEELING

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have assigned forward Adam Krause to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Krause has appeared in one game with the Penguins this season, going scoreless on Oct. 22, 2016 vs. Syracuse. Last year, he played in 15 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recorded four points (1G-3A). The 24-year-old scored his first career AHL goal on a shorthanded breakaway against the Hershey Bears on Mar. 20, 2016. He became the first Penguin in five years to score his first goal while the team was playing shorthanded.

Krause had 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points in 37 games with Wheeling last season, as well. His goal total was tied for third-most on the team.

The Penguins’ next home game is Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:05 p.m. against the Toronto Marlies in a clash of the top two teams in the American Hockey League. Tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s matchup with the Marlies are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling the Penguins at (570) 208-7367.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

ETHAN PROW REASSIGNED TO PENGUINS FROM WHEELING

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Ethan Prow to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Prow, in his first full season of pro hockey, spent last year at St. Cloud State University, where he tied the Huskies program record for single-season assists (30, Bret Hedican) and led all NCAA defensemen with 38 points. He was also a finalist for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award.

Prow made his ECHL debut with the Nailers on Thursday, Oct. 20, and recorded two assists in Wheeling’s 4-3 loss to the Reading Royals.

The Sauk Rapids, Minn. native played in five regular season games and two Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the end of last season on an amateur tryout contract and recorded one assist in that time.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Oct. 22, against the Syracuse Crunch at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS ASSIGN ETHAN PROW TO WHEELING

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Ethan Prow to the Wheeling Nailers.

Prow, in his first full season of pro hockey, spent last year at St. Cloud State University, where he tied the Huskies program record for single-season assists (30, Bret Hedican) and led all NCAA defensemen with 38 points. He was also a finalist for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award.

The Sauk Rapids, Minn. native played in five regular season games and two Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the end of last season on an amateur tryout contract and recorded one assist in that time.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is the Friday, Oct. 21 against the Springfield Thunderbirds at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.