Adam Johnson feels leaving college to join Penguins a good move

CRANBERRY TWP. — Adam Johnson went into the Pittsburgh Penguins development camp in July thankful for the opportunity. He left it having to make a tough decision. With two seasons of college hockey at Minnesota-Duluth, Johnson was considered one of the top undrafted free agents this summer. He wrapped up last season with 18 goals […]

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Jarred Tinordi building a new opportunity with the Pittsburgh organization

CRANBERRY TWP. — As the puck slid out to the blueline during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ scrimmage, Jarred Tinordi extended his stick and easily swatted it back into the zone. Such a move isn’t difficult for a player like Tinordi, who is 6-6 and has a reach unrivaled by almost every player. Tinordi, 25, signed a […]

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Tom Kostopoulos happy to be back in an NHL locker room

CRANBERRY TWP. — The leader of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins took his seat in the Pittsburgh locker room a few stalls down from the captain of the NHL Penguins. For Tom Kostopoulos, being in an NHL locker room sitting near a player like Sidney Crosby is nothing new, but he admitted it’s nice to be back. […]

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Healthy and focused, Thomas Di Pauli ready to make an impact with Penguins

CRANBERRY TWP. — Dealing with lingering injuries can take the fun out of anything. Especially hockey. During his rookie season last year, Thomas Di Pauli suffered an injury in training camp and, when he returned in December, was hurt again and missed the rest of the season. He played in just 21 games and scored […]

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Colin Smith ready to take the next step with WBS Penguins

Colin Smith has only played at the Mohegan Sun Arena once in his four-year pro career. Smith was a member of the Toronto Marlies when they came to town on Nov. 11, 2016. He didn’t register a point as the Marlies beat the Penguins 3-0, but Smith said the game was a significant part of […]

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Reid Gardiner anxious for first full season as a pro with WBS Penguins

At the end of 2016, Reid Gardiner made a tough decision. The standout from juniors was enjoying his first taste of professional hockey after making the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roster out of training camp. Gardiner was playing regularly and registered six points in 23 games. And then he decided to leave. Gardiner, who was 20 at […]

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Tim Army brings wealth of NHL experience to WBS Pens coaching staff

Tim Army has a pretty good “in” with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He’s known the head coach since they were kids. Army was named the new assistant coach for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday, joining head coach Clark Donatelli and fellow assistant J.D. Forrest. Army replaces Chris Taylor, who assumed the head coach job with Rochester this summer. […]

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GM Bill Guerin happy with new faces headed to WBS Pens

Roster turnover is a common theme for every American Hockey League team during the summer. But for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, this offseason was more like a roster overhaul. Gone are forwards Kevin Porter, Adam Krause and Oskar Sundqvist, defensemen Tim Erixon, Stuart Percy, Barry Goers, David Warsofsky and Cameron Gaunce. In addition, Josh Archibald, Carter […]

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Hockey hopefuls flock to area to tryout for the Wheeling Nailers

WILKES-BARRE — Jeff Christian might have some hard choices to make this weekend. The head coach of the Wheeling Nailers is in town running the first open tryout for his team, held on Saturday and Sunday at the Toyota Sportsplex. More than 40 players paid $350 each to have a shot to catch Christian’s eye […]

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Past and current WBS Pens coaches and players tee up for charity

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP — There was a common bond that reunited former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players and coaches for a charity golf tournament on Monday. Sure, they all spent time playing or coaching for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the chance to raise money for the Penguins GOALS Foundation was something everyone was behind. Still, there was another factor that […]

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