Aston-Reese not in panic mode over scoring drought

WILKES-BARRE — Compared to how he finished last season, it’s been a seemingly tough start to the year for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins rookie Zach Aston-Reese. After wrapping up his senior year at Northeastern University, Aston-Reese joined the Penguins for the final 10 games of the regular season and immediately impressed, scoring three goals and eight points. […]

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Dea-termination leads to a 3-2 shooutout win for WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — For the second straight night the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins couldn’t settle things in regulation. And on Saturday against the Hartford Wolf Pack, they couldn’t get it done in overtime either. But Jean-Sebastien Dea and Casey DeSmith made sure there was never a doubt in the shootout. Dea scored the only goal in the […]

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Daniel Sprong’s hat trick propels the WBS Penguins to a 6-5 overtime win

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Laval Rocket came into Wilkes-Barre on Friday as the highest-scoring team in the American Hockey League. And they played like it. But the Penguins played along, and with Daniel Sprong in the lineup they more than matched the Rocket’s firepower. Sprong recorded his first pro hat trick and added an assist […]

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WBS Pens’ rookie Adam Johnson enjoyed first 3-in-3 weekend

WILKES-BARRE — In a span of eight days, Adam Johnson has already played nearly a 10th of the games he appeared in during the six-month duration of his college hockey schedule last season. And it’s just going to get busier from here. Johnson, who cut his college career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth short by […]

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Sprong and Quinney lead WBS Penguins over Syracuse

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Playing the final game of a three-in-three at 3 p.m. on a Sunday isn’t an easy task, but it helps when you have Daniel Sprong in the lineup. After Saturday’s 3-2 loss on the road to Lehigh Valley, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins showed no signs of fatigue as they dominated Syracuse, 6-1. Gage […]

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Penalties doom the WBS Pens in 3-2 loss to Lehigh Valley

ALLENTOWN — With a 2-0 lead in the second period, Lehigh Valley defenseman T.J. Brennan’s cross-check to Jarrett Burton’s nose left a puddle of blood on the ice and a wave of hope on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins bench. Brennan was assessed a five-minute major for the cross-check he laid on Burton in front of the […]

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Powerful presence on WBS Pens blueline this season

Along the far wall of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room inside the Toyota Sportsplex, it’s pretty crowded. Considering most of the Penguins’ top six blueliners this season are over 6-2, it doesn’t leave a lot of room when players are trying to hang up gear. While the abundance of big defensemen on this season’s roster […]

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Dylan Zink hopes to crack WBS Pens defense corps with power play time

Despite having just one AHL game on his resume, defenseman Dylan Zink felt pretty comfortable alongside Lukas Bengtsson on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s first power play unit during Tuesday’s practice. That’s because Zink was a standout on the power play during the last three seasons at UMass-Lowell. Assuming that same spot in the pros, even if it was […]

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Mistakes lead to a 5-2 loss for WBS Pens in season opener

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli would’ve liked to have seen how his team performs at even strength, but he got plenty of looks at the power play and penalty kill during Saturday’s season opener against the Charlotte Checkers. And those looks on the special teams weren’t all good. The Penguins allowed […]

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Tom Sestito happy to return to WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Tom Sestito walked into the locker room at the Toyota Sportsplex on Tuesday and felt right at home. For a player who was injured on the first day of training camp with Pittsburgh and was sent down by the NHL club last weekend, Sestito wasn’t disappointed to arrive in Wilkes-Barre to begin […]

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