February 28, 2023 Nick Hart

Outdoor Classic awaits Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Cleveland

WEEKLY – Penguins (22-22-3-5) to play second outdoor game in team history on Saturday


Penguins Weekly Rewind

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – PENGUINS 4 vs. Lehigh Valley 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton rallied from down 2-0 to snap its losing streak against Lehigh Valley. The Penguins scored three goals in under three minutes during the third period, shocking the visiting Phantoms.

Friday, Feb. 24 – PENGUINS 2 at Syracuse 3
Alex Nylander scored a power-play goal for the fourth-straight game and tacked on an extra-attacker goal late, but the team failed to pull off a second consecutive third-period comeback.

Saturday, Feb. 25 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Belleville 2 (OT)
Stymied by Belleville goalie Dylan Ferguson for most of the night, the Penguins managed to secure a point by forcing overtime. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton generated 39 shots, but it took until there was 2:08 left in regulation for Tyler Sikura to break though and tie things up.

The Weekly Ahead

Wednesday, Mar. 1 – PENGUINS at Hershey
The Penguins and Bears wrap up their 12-game season series at Giant Center. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has beaten Hershey six times this season. Six of the previous 11 matchups went to OT.

Saturday, Mar. 4 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes its game outside, cozying up on the shores of Lake Erie to take on the Cleveland Monsters. Puck drops at 1:00 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Tickets for the Cleveland Monsters Outdoor Classic can be found at

Sunday, Mar. 5 – PENGUINS at Cleveland
In the second game of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s annual Dad’s Trip, the Penguins and Monsters step back indoors for a rematch. The Pens are 13-2-0-1 all-time against the Monsters, including wins of 5-1 and 8-1 this season.

Ice Chips

– Since the All-Star Break, seven of the Penguins’ eight games have been decided by one goal.

– Alex Nylander has 12 power-play goals, second-most in the AHL.

– In February, the Penguins’ power play went 13-for-44 (29.5%), best in the league.

– Saturday will be the 11th outdoor game in AHL history, but the league’s first since Jan. 20, 2018.

– Saturday will be the first outdoor professional hockey game in the city of Cleveland’s history.

– Wilkes-Barre/Scranton previously participated in the 2013 AHL Outdoor Classic at Hersheypark Stadium, defeating the Hershey Bears in overtime, 2-1.





* = rookie
x = currently with Pittsburgh



DATE                 OPPONENT       LOCATION                                  TIME      

Wed, Mar. 1     Hershey             Giant Center                                7:00 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 4       Cleveland           FirstEnergy Stadium                   1:00 p.m.

Sun, Mar. 5      Cleveland           Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse    3:00 p.m.



Sun, Feb. 26      (D) Chris Ortiz                         Reassigned to WHL

Sun, Feb. 26      (RW) Justin Addamo               Released from PTO

Mon, Feb. 27    (D) Andrew Nielsen                         Signed to PTO

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