Sprong scores but just misses goal title in Pens win over Hershey

HERSHEY — Daniel Sprong made a habit this season of sniping shots through any open area into the net, no matter how small. But at the end of Sunday’s game against the Hershey Bears, it was a wide open empty net that evaded him. In the last game of the regular season, Sprong needed a […]

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WBS Penguins shot down at the end by Lehigh Valley

Nicolas Aube-Kobel scored in a shootout as Lehigh Valley rallied late to beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1 Saturday at PPL Arena in the next-t0-last game of the regular season. Kobel was the fourth shooter after the teams played a scoreless overtime period and slipped a shot past Penguins goalie and former Philadelphia Flyer and Phantom […]

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Anthony Angello anxious to get pro career started with WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — During the two years that Anthony Angello played for his high school hockey team in New York, he scored 66 goals in 34 games. Looking back, he admits it was a bit much. “That obviously had to stop, but it was fun while it lasted,” Angello said. “High school hockey in New York […]

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Four-goal first period gives WBS Penguins win at Bridgeport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins exploded with offense in the first period and leaned on their goaltender in the final two stanzas to secure a 5-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday. Anthony Peters recorded 41 saves for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (43-22-6-2) to ensure its opponent couldn’t stage a dramatic comeback. For the […]

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WBS Penguins clinch playoff spot in Kostopoulos’ home finale

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Prior to playing his last regular-season home game on Saturday, Tom Kostopoulos was honored with a few team awards and was joined by his family for a video tribute of his career. During the game, Kostopoulos’ teammates honored him with a 7-4 win over the Binghamton Devils, allowing their captain to pursue […]

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WBS Penguins loss to Bridgeport puts playoff hopes on hold

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — In their first game since Tom Kostopoulos announced his upcoming retirement, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had a lot at stake on Friday. Facing the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, all the Penguins needed was one point to clinch a playoff spot and boost Kostopoulos into the postseason one last time. But after a 4-3 loss […]

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Tom Kostopoulos hopes to wrap up career with championship

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — At the end of each of the last four seasons, Tom Kostopoulos wavered on his future. After each playoff exit, Kostopoulos’ decision to retire or return to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was the only unanswered question. This season, however, there’s no uncertainty. Kostopoulos announced on Wednesday that the 2017-18 campaign will be his […]

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Penguins captain Tom Kostopoulos announces this will be his final season

In 1999 when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were beginning the first season in franchise history, Tom Kostopoulos was mired in a contract stalemate that stalled the start of his professional career. As the season got underway, Dennis Bonvie pulled Kostopoulos aside and gave him some advice. “I told him this was a huge opportunity. Don’t miss […]

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WBS Penguins survive late comeback to beat Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — With a three-goal lead midway through the third period against a Hershey Bears squad that had its playoff hopes wiped away long ago, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were ready to cruise to victory. Instead they had to survive a late Hershey comeback in a game that came down to the wire. A pair […]

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WBS Pens miss chance to clinch playoff spot in loss to Providence

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins power play has been struggling for quite some time, but in the interim the penalty kill has held its own this season. But when both special teams units go south, things can go awry in a hurry. That’s what happened during Saturday’s game against the Providence Bruins. It a […]

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