WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON WINS MACGREGOR KILPATRICK TROPHY

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Following Saturday’s results in the American Hockey League, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have clinched the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the team with the best regular season record in the AHL.

With a dramatic comeback victory in their season finale, the Penguins finished the season 51-20-3-2 (.704 pct). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also finished the season with the league’s fewest goals against (170), best penalty kill (86.9%) and top team save percentage (.922).

This season marks the second time in team history that the Penguins have captured the Kilpatrick Trophy. The only other time was 2010-11, when Wilkes-Barre/Scranton led the AHL with a 58-21-0-1 record.

The Penguins are preparing for the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, where they’ll take on the Providence Bruins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton kicks off its postseason schedule next Friday, Apr. 21, at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will return for its first home game of the playoffs on Thursday, Apr. 27.

Individual game tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home playoff games go on sale this coming Monday, Apr. 17 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Penguins postseason ticket packages, which include tickets to every home contest during the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs, are on sale now.  With the purchase of a postseason ticket package, fans will receive a $6 food/merchandise voucher for every home game in the playoffs, as well as their same seat guaranteed. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fans can secure their seats for every home game on the Cup run by contacting the Penguins directly at (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.