Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 12/26

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Away Game: 14

AHL Game: 426

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m. EST

Media Kit

Last Game: Saturday in Syracuse, the Pens beat the Crunch 3-2. It was head coach John Hynes’ 116th career victory, good for tops among WBS head coaches. For Hershey, they lost 1-0 at home last Saturday vs. the Springfield Falcons.

Last Meeting: December 7 in Wilkes-Barre, the Pens lost in overtime 5-4. Benn Ferriero and Eric Tangrai both had a goal and an assist each, while Kevin marshall netted the game winner for the Bears.

Record: For WBS: 14-11-1-1 (30 pts., 3rd place East Division) For HER: 14-13-1-1 (30 pts., 4th place East Division)

Why you should care: Penguins come off the Christmas break with two games against their biggest division rival who are also tied with them in points. The Pens will need to play a sound sixty minutes in order to come away with the win tonight.

Referee(s): David Banfield

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Beat Writers: @CVBombulie / @timleone

Broadcasters: WBS: Tom Grace @TGracePens and Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / HER: Scott Stuccio @ScottStuccio and Randy “Rock” Johnson @RRJ_Hockey

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @SweetestHockey

Radio: For WBS: 102.3 The Mountain / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Syracuse is in Binghamton tonight in a battle of the two top teams in the East Division who both don’t like each other.

Next Five Games: HER 12/27, NOR 12/29, SYR 12/31, @ BNG 1/4, WOR 1/5

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