Simpson’s shootout goal lifts Hershey over Penguins, ends 6-game win streak

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — With a snail’s-pace approach and a slick move, Wayne Simpson found a way to slide the only goal of a shootout into the net. It meant a victory for the rival Hershey Bears and the first loss of the young season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Casey DeSmith. “Shootouts are tough,” DeSmith shrugged. “Goalie […]

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Gage Quinney’s hot start helping anchor WBS Pens offense

During his first two years in the junior ranks, Gage Quinney languished in a role that didn’t fit. As a young forward with the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League, Quinney was expected to play a defensive, shutdown role first, and focus on generating goals second. In two seasons in the defensive role, […]

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WBS Penguins tab Colin Stevens to back up Tristan Jarry

WILKES-BARRE — Colin Stevens had a hunch his first call-up to the American Hockey League was on the horizon. When the Florida Panthers claimed Antti Niemi after Pittsburgh placed him on waivers, Casey DeSmith got the promotion to the NHL club. Couple that with an injury to Sean Maguire in Wheeling, and Stevens was the […]

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Tristan Jarry expected to log more minutes for WBS Penguins with Casey DeSmith up

WILKES-BARRE — The only thing certain about the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ goaltending situation is Tristan Jarry is going to play a lot while Casey DeSmith is on recall to Pittsburgh. But who is going to back him up remains to be seen. Monday’s move by Pittsburgh to place Antti Niemi on waivers had a ripple effect […]

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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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