April 5, 2019 Nick Hart

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Alex D’Orio to an amateur tryout agreement for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

D’Orio spent this past season split in the Québec Major Junior Hockey League between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Baie-Comeau Drakkar. The 19-year-old, right-handed netminder combined for a 21-23-4 record to go along with a 3.57 goals against average, .889 save percentage and two shutouts.

A native of Sherbrooke, Québec, he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins as an undrafted free agent in September of 2017 after playing in the team’s annual rookie tournament in Buffalo, New York. D’Orio started all three games for the Penguins’ prospects in that year’s event, going 2-0-1 with a 2.59 goals against average and .902 save percentage.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Friday, Apr. 5, against the Binghamton Devils. The Devils’ first visit to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this season is also the Penguins’ final Eyewitness News Fan Friday, with lower-bowl seating available for $14 and select draught beers on sale for $2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Puck drop between the Penguins and Devils 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 all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins’ offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, including full season and Flexbook plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, are available now. Fans can visit now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.

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