Points aside, WBS Penguins’ Andrey Pedan staying focused on defense

When Andrey Pedan scored more than half of his five goals this season in one game for his first-career hat trick, he noticed something was missing. “There weren’t many hats out there because we were playing on the road,” he said. Pedan’s three-goal night came last Saturday in Quebec against the Laval Titan. The Penguins […]

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Defenseman Andrey Pedan’s hat trick lifts WBS Penguins to seventh straight win

Having already won six straight games and getting a hat trick from winger Ryan Haggerty on Friday night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins found a way to top themselves on Saturday. Less than 24 hours after earning a win at Belleville, the Penguins got a far less likely hat trick to wrap up their Canadian road trip […]

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Ryan Haggerty’s hat trick helps Penguins beat Belleville for sixth straight win

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins once again lost their starting goaltender shortly before a game. Ryan Haggerty and the offense made sure it didn’t matter. Haggerty recorded a hat trick in a four-point night as the Penguins blew open Friday’s game at Belleville in the third period to earn a 6-2 win, the team’s sixth straight victory. […]

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‘Dad’s Trip’ brings hockey journey full circle for several Penguins players and their fathers

WILKES-BARRE — When Roger Haggerty boarded the bus after Thursday’s practice to travel with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to Canada, it reminded him of his days as a pro baseball player. Haggerty played with the Boston Red Sox organization during the 1980s and still recalls the uncomfortable Class A and AA bus rides that are synonymous […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins anxious for ‘Dads’ Trip’ to Canada

After the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins wrapped up a routine practice on Wednesday, there was a greater feeling of excitement in the locker room. Granted, things can get mundane for a hockey team during the long winter months, but the Penguins have a few things to look forward to which has generated a buzz. On Thursday, several […]

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Patrick McGrath providing depth for WBS Penguins

WILKES-BARRE — For more than a month, Patrick McGrath could only watch. One of the longest-tenured Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, McGrath was a healthy scratch for the first 12 games of the season, and he only cracked the lineup twice during November. Despite the coaching staff raving about McGrath’s hard work in practice, the fifth-year pro was […]

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Dea, DeSmith lead WBS Penguins to 6-0 win over Belleville

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — When Jean-Sebastien Dea snapped a 15-game goal-less drought with a tally in the second period on Saturday, he pretended to grab the “monkey” off his back and throw it to the crowd. In the third period, when Dea scored his second goal against the Belleville Senators, he used the back of goaltender […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins edge Springfield in third period

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Springfield Falcons tried their luck by playing a tight, defensive game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday. By the end of the night, that approach played right into the Penguins’ hands. In a game where both teams combined for just 45 shots, the Penguins generated enough offense for a 4-2 win. […]

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Blueger’s overtime goal gives WBS Penguins a 3-2 win over Bridgeport

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Teddy Blueger’s goal in overtime on Wednesday allowed the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to build a three-game win streak. But after the players finished celebrated the 3-2 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the team had to deal with a bit of uncertainty that has lingered all week. Already missing goaltender Michael Leighton, who […]

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WBS Pens winger Christian Thomas still pursuing Olympic dream

Christian Thomas admits it’s tough getting adjusted to the time difference as he traveled back and forth to Europe on two occasions this season. Still, Thomas wouldn’t mind dealing with the time change one more time. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward recently returned from Switzerland where he competed with Team Canada in the Spengler Cup. In […]

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