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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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins beat Binghamton 6-2 in preseason

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — One practice is all it took. With a lineup full of regulars for Friday’s preseason game against the Binghamton Devils, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dominated their way to a 6-2 win, highlighted by a four-goal outburst in the first period. For a group that practiced together for the first time on Thursday, Friday’s […]

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Penguins Training Camp: Bengtsson hopes health issues are in the past

Lukas Bengtsson had an unwanted partner during the 16 games he played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season. In what was to be a promising rookie season for the puck-moving defenseman from Sweden, Bengtsson never got on track. He never felt right, and it wasn’t until this summer that he discovered what was wrong. “I […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins drop preseason opener to Hershey

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Most of the players on the ice for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins preseason opener against the Hershey Bears on Wednesday won’t be with the AHL club when the season starts. But while many of them will go to Wheeling, or other teams, they all want to leave an impression. That didn’t go as […]

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