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Haggerty Takes Two — Pens WIN 5-1

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This was a dominating win by the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins.

To date, the Penguins are 7-2 against the Bears and 4-0 this month. A 5-1 win tonight keeps that rolling in the right direction.

Systems wise, the Bears are a mess. They are missing their best defenseman Madison Bowey because of injury and have no depth at the position. They have two goaltenders in Joe Cannata and Vitek Vanecek who would be better served in backup roles right now than trying to be the number one dog.

None of this matters to the Penguins who, despite personnel losses at forward and defense, keep racking up wins. They are the first AHL team to 10, 20 and now 30 wins this season.

Casey DeSmith opposed Vitek Vanecek

Lines were…

Garrett Wilson – Carter Rowney – Tom Kostopoulos
Dominik Simon – J-S Dea – Josh Archibald
Tom Sestito – Kevin Porter – Danny Kristo
Ryan Haggerty – Teddy Blueger – Patrick McGrath

Derrick Pouliot – Barry Goers
Stuart Percy – David Warsofsky
Brett Stern – Ethan Prow

Casey DeSmith – Tristan Jarry

Lineup Notes: Oskar Sundqvist is day to day with an upper body injury as told to the WBS media by Head Coach Clark Donatelli after the game tonight…Sahir Gill is the only healthy scratch the Penguins have right now as Lukas Bengtsson is still out with Lyme Disease, Thomas DiPauli is still recovering from back surgery and Tim Erixon with his concussion upper body injury and now Sundqvist. The Penguins sent Michael Webster to Wheeling today. He actually really went to Reading because that’s where the Nailers were tonight.

Before we get ripping on the post game recap, many thanks to the fellows at Chocolate Hockey for the GIFs tonight.

First Period: Carter Rowney cashes on a power play goal late in the period on a Tom Sestito shot from the near dot that gave the Penguins the lead in the first. It was the first time in seven games that the Penguins would score first…

All time classic sign right there.

Shots were 7-7 heading into the…

Second Period: Two goals by the Penguins 90 seconds apart by J-S Dea chipping a puck in and Ryan Haggerty scoring his first of two tonight on a nice feed by Teddy Blueger gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead quicker than the Bears knew what hit them…

Hershey called time out after the Haggerty goal but it didn’t matter, the Bears take two penalties sandwiched between a Garrett Wilson pummeling of Liam O’Brien. When are teams in the league going to learn not to throw with Wilson? He tagged the well traveled pugilist in O’Brien several times and won the fight easily. Big marks to O’Brien for not crumbling as some of the shots by Wilson were heavy and on target.

Ryan Haggerty scored his second to make it 4-0 Penguins. This goal ended Vanecek’s night. Enter Joe Cannata.

Bears took another penalty. They were down to start the period, needed to make a push on the road in front of a packed house, and only fired a meek 5 shots at DeSmith in the period and only had two through the first 12:28 of the period. It was all one way traffic by the Penguins.

Third Period: Zach Sanford pounded in a rebound that broke up DeSmith’s shutout and put the Bears on the board…

Before you started to think of a Bears comeback, Tom Kostopoulos scores this goal, mid-air and parallel to the ice, puts home a rebound to re-establish the Penguins four goal lead…

Pens nearly make it 6-1 when Cannata stopped a Kevin Porter and Danny Kristo rush…

Josh Archibald takes three penalties in the game but the Penguins go 4/4 on the penalty kill and hang on to win 5-1.

Three Stars: 3) Tom Kostopoulos (goal, assist, even) 2) J-S Dea (goal, assist, +2) and 1) Ryan Haggerty (two goals, +2)

Around the Division: Can we please pump the brakes on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms being a Calder Cup threat? The Providence Bruins, probably the best team in the Atlantic Division, throttle the Phantoms in Allentown by a score of 9-1. No, really, nine to one. The Phantoms have a full compliment of players and aren’t missing anyone due to injury / recall. Calder Cup contending teams don’t get obliterated like this. I am not saying by any means that this final score by default makes the Penguins a favorite by the way.

Other finals in the Atlantic: Bridgeport beats Toronto 4-3 at home…Rochester beats Hartford 3-1…Binghamton takes down Springfield 3-2 in overtime.

Standings: Penguins (.750 percentage points) — Lehigh Valley (.692) — Providence (.671) — Hershey (.588) — Bridgeport (.579) — Springfield (.487) — Hartford (.390)

Wheeling Update: Nailers beat Reading 2-1 in Reading tonight. Cody Wydo had a pair of goals. Doug Carr had 34 saves on 35 stops.

Video highlights….

The Week 15 AHL Power Rankings hit the blog Monday at 4, the Wheeling Wrap goes up Tuesday at noon. Lehigh Valley and Hershey play Sunday afternoon in Hershey. You want a Bears win if you are a Penguins fan. I may watch that game on AHL Live Sunday.


The Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins are the first team in the AHL to 30 wins with a dominating effort over the rival Hershey Bears tonight with a 5-1 win in front of a capacity crowd. 

Ryan Haggerty scored twice, J-S Dea, Tom Kostopoulos and Carter Rowney scored the others. Casey DeSmith picked up the win. 

More in a bit. 

GAMEDAY: vs. Hershey 1/21

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Home Game: 19

AHL Game: 589

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game / Last Meeting : Friday in Allentown, the Pens lost 5-3 to the Phantoms. Teddy Blueger had two assists and was named third star of the game. For Hershey, they last played the Penguins on Wednesday and lost 5-3. Paul Carey and Darren Dietz scored third period goals for the Bears but Carter Rowney scored in his fourth game back to insure the Penguins win.

Record: For WBS: 29-9-3-0 (61 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 19-11-7-2 (47 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: Bears will want to bite back against the Penguins in what is a TV game for Wilkes-Barre in what is expected to be a sellout crowd. Pens are coming off a tough loss last night to the Phantoms who have three games in hand. So you know that the Penguins are going to come out loaded for bear. Pardon the obvious pun.

Referee(s): Guillaume Labonte / Keith Kaval

Linesmen: Bob Goodman / Jason Mandroc

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // HER: Zack Fisch @zackfisch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live / Also on Local TV in the Wilkes-Barre are (WBRE or WYOU)

Promotion(s): None.

Other Game to Watch: Providence visits Lehigh Valley. As a Penguin fan you don’t care who wins, you just want one team to win in regulation.

Next Five Games: SYR 1/25, @ UTI 1/27, @ BNG 1/28, STJ 2/3, LV 2/4

Leier Not Gonna Take It — Pens LOSE 5-3

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You better get ready, cause there is a new team that needs to be on your radar.

You know about the wars with the Hershey Bears. Hell, that team is like a sibling that you just don’t get along with. You are related by blood to them and have to love and respect them but deep down you detest their existence.

Then come the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, a new team on the block with a fresh new arena that sells out nearly every game in a market in Allentown punch drunk with the new affiliate of the Flyers an hour south that is here to stay.

But we are Penguins fans. And we hate the Flyers by default despite them being relevant since 1975. Something about that name and logo just gets the hair on the back of your neck to stand up.

It used to be, that the Flyers AHL affiliate in recent years was a punchline to a joke more than it was anything.

But not this year.

The Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins have far and away been the best team in the AHL this season. But so have the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The only difference here is that these two teams, separated by about 50 miles, haven’t played each other at all this season all but once. There are 12 matchups scheduled between the two, but the majority of games played against by both teams have come against Hershey and not either Lehigh Valley or Wilkes-Barre.

Tonight, it was the Phantoms getting the better of the Penguins by a 5-3 score Friday night at PPL Center.

Only 10 more meetings to go!

Tristan Jarry opposed Anthony Stolarz.

Lines were…

Tom Sestito – J-S Dea – Tom Kostopoulos
Garrett Wilson – Oskar Sundqvist – Josh Archibald
Kevin Porter – Carter Rowney – Dominik Simon
Sahir Gill – Teddy Blueger – Ryan Haggerty

Derrick Pouliot – Ethan Prow
Stuart Percy – David Warsofsky
Brett Stern – Barry Goers

Tristan Jarry – Casey DeSmith

Lineup Notes: Third straight start for Tristan Jarry going back to this Monday in Syracuse. Jarry also started Wednesday in Hershey….the Penguins recalled Michael Webster from Wheeling Friday morning as Tim Erixon was listed as an injury scratch. Derrick Pouliot was back in the lineup missing the last two games with a lower body injury. Kevin Porter was back also from his illness.

First Period: :39 in, the Phantoms would jump on the board quickly on this goal by Scott Laughton…

Seventh straight game where the opponent of the Penguins scores first.

Things settled out between the two teams for a bit then after the two teams traded power plays you got the sense that the Penguins needed to get out of the way of the giant snowball that was bulletins downhill towards them. TJ Brennnan picked a corner and scored on a tail end of a power play for the Phantoms to make it 2-0.

It’s been a few games but the Penguins let the opponent score on their first power play.

J-S Dea scored off of a face-off just as a Penguins power play expired to bring Wilkes-Barre back to one…

Penguins got steamrolled a bit in the open, started to settle and began to hit back and it was 2-1 heading into the…

Second Period: Wilkes-Barre had seventeen shots in the first period. They had five in the second.

Phantoms scored :25 into the period when Robert Hagg finishes off of two on one that doubled the Lehigh Valley lead. Lehigh Valley must have scouted Tristan Jarry’s weaknesses as up to this point all three goals he allowed were over or by his glove.

Teams traded power plays but there was no scoring for the remainder of the period.

If you wanted a nice synopsis of play thus far, Tom had you covered….

Third Period: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms came into this game with the AHL’s best third period goal differential, outscoring opponents coming into the day in the final period 55-27 for a +28 goal differential.

So you knew the Penguins were going to come back in this one, right?

At first it didn’t look like it, as the Penguins were gift wrapped a 4:00 double minor on account of a Brennan high stick that drew blood, but Wilkes-Barre was unable to do anything with the man advantage.

Having that stuck in their craw, the Pens came out of a break determined to bring the game back level and in the span of 1:37, mission accomplished.

Ethan Prow takes a shot from the blue line and Ryan Haggerty gets a stick in on it on the way through to bring the Penguins to within one…

Then, David Warsofsky scores to tie the game for Wilkes-Barre…

Box, at the time of this writing, has it as a Warsofsky goal, so I am going with that.

One minute later, Taylor Leier scores to put the Phantoms out in front again. Over the glove of Jarry, again.

Leier worked Ethan Prow and Derrick Pouliot on that goal but more so Prow. There is a trend starting to develop here with Prow, who has hit a rough stretch. Nothing to be too concerned about from a player perspective as all rookies go through this, but if you are a defenseman on the best team in the AHL, you know that other teams, especially those like Lehigh Valley that are of the belief that they should be where you are, are going to get up to play you. Honestly, I think that Prow needs to be sat a few games or at the very least sent to Wheeling to keep his timing up and get game action and continue to develop.

Do the Penguins lose the game on that single play by Prow? No. But the trend is there. Your team just did to a team what they have done to others (score goals in the third period) and you break down defensively.

Oskar Sundqvist was not seen on the Penguins bench late in the third.

Chris Conner scored on an empty net with Jarry vacated to make it 5-3 to ice the game away.

Three Stars: 3) Teddy Blueger (two assists, +2) Colin McDonald (three assists, +3) and 1) Taylor Leier (goal, two assists, +2)

Around the Division: Everyone around the Penguins for the playoff hunt won tonight. Providence beat Rochester 4-3. The Bruins visit Allentown tomorrow. Bridgeport beats Springfield 5-3. The Sound Tigers inch closer to Hershey for the fourth spot and Hartford loses to Toronto 7-4. The Bears were off.

Standings: Penguins (.744 percentage points) — Lehigh Valley (.711) — Providence (.663) — Hershey (.603) — Bridgeport (.568) — Springfield (.487) — Hartford (.400)

Wheeling Update: The Norfolk Admirals, previously undefeated in 2017, are defeated no more with a 9-2 loss to the Wheeling Nailers who throttle the Admirals at Scope. Gage Quinney was 2-2-4, Christian Hilbrich was 1-2-3, Jordan Kwas had two goals, Danny Fickj had three assists. Sean Maguire stopped 25 of 27 to pick up the win. The Nailers travel overnight to Reading to take on the Royals Saturday.

If the Phantoms roll a highlight clip I will edit one ion here. If not, look for the Gameday setup against the Bears to come Saturday at 3.

Let’s Go Pens!

GAMEDAY: @ Lehigh Valley 1/20


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Away Game: 22

AHL Game: 569

Who: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Where: PPL Center

When: 7:05 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Wednesday in Hershey, the Penguins won 5-3. Carter Rowney scored the go ahead goal late in the third to give the Penguins the win. Rowney’s fourth game back from injury and he’s scored a goal in every game. Tom Sestito continued to fill up the score sheet and endear himself to the Hershey faithful with a goal and two assists. For Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms were in Springfield Monday and came back from a 3-1 score in the third period and won 4-3. Greg Carey scored two goals and Andy Miele had a goal and an assist.

Last Meeting: November 16 in Allentown, the Phantoms won 4-1. Alex Lyon stopped 30 of 31. Thomas DiPauli was the lone scorer for the Penguins.

Record: For WBS: 29-8-3-0 (61 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For LV: 25-10-2-0 (52 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: The Penguins and Phantoms are about to get really acquainted with one another. The teams play 11 times from now to the end of the regular season. These two teams have been far and away the two best teams in the Eastern Conference all season. Get ready.

Referee(s): Keith Kaval / David Banfield

Linesmen: Luke Murray / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @WBSPenguins and @WBSGameDay / @LVPhantoms

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins / /LehighValleyPhantoms

Instagram: wbspenguins / lehighvalleyphantoms

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso and @TomVenesky / @SteveGrossMCall

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and @_NickHart / For Lehigh Valley: Bob Rotruck @BobRotruck

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @KRAM209

Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For Lehigh Valley: Fox 1470

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Chicago visits Grand Rapids in a battle of two very good Central Division teams.

Next Five Games: HER 1/21, SYR 1/25, @ UTI 1/27, @ BNG 1/28, STJ 2/3

Ses-Three-To — Pens WIN 5-3

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When Mike O’Brien tweeted out Monday afternoon the lines for the Penguins matinee game against the Syracuse Crunch and noted that Tom Sestito was going to play on the top line, I tweeted this at the time…

The experiment didn’t work as the Penguins lost for the first time in 2017 to Syracuse that day.

Fast forward to Wednesday night and Sestito was back on the top line again and seeing power play time with the first unit.

No, this isn’t a situation where the Penguins are so hard up for forwards due to injuries and recalls that Sestito is forced there. Not at all. (yet)

In case you missed the Second Quarter Grades I ran Sunday afternoon, I had this to say about Tom Sestito…

Tom Sestito – 5-3-8, +2, 14 GP – Sestito is a fighter. The AHL wants to phase out fighting. Guys who fight for a living in this league will be gone in two years. Not Sestito. What does he do in response to the AHL’s crackdown on knuckle throwing? Become one of the biggest offensive threats on the ice. He has a great setup man in Teddy Blueger, and is finishing. If you fight for a living and that’s all you do, you fade away. Sestito is playing like someone who deserves to be in the lineup and will contribute with points instead of penalty minutes. You just hope he keeps it up. Grade: A-

So in keeping with leaving Tom Sestito on the top line again in Hershey, what does he do?

  • Get in a fight :05 off the opening face-off and is thrown out of the game? Nope.
  • Injure Chris Bourque with a cheap boarding penalty, takes on two Bears skaters in retaliation and is assessed 54 penalty minutes? Try again.
  • Punches a referee and goes after a fan? Nah.

Try a goal and two assists, helping the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Wednesday night at Giant Center.

The Penguins, for all accounts, were extremely lucky to win this game. Reason? In the third period of a 3-3 game, a period that saw the Penguins start with a 3-1 lead, I tweeted this…

They ended up with three more for a total of 12 in the second and third period. Out of those three came two more goals.

Pens good or Bears bad? I think a combination of both.

I honestly don’t know what any of that means, I looked up articles trying to explain PDO in layman terms and was met with a bunch of jargon on advanced statistics. Considering I have Horace Gooch to thank for sitting next to me in Statistics 302 in college so I could check out his answers in order to maintain a C status through my college years and pass that Statistics course in college, I’m a math illiterate. Numbers of any kind challenge me. All I know is Hershey’s is bad.

Anyway, not to bore you. C’s get degrees, by the way. Proud Coppin State College, now University Class of 2001 Alumnus right here.

Tristan Jarry opposed Joe Cannata.

Lines were…

Tom Sestito – J-S Dea – Tom Kostopoulos
Scott Wilson – Oskar Sundqvist – Josh Archibald
Dominik Simon – Carter Rowney – Danny Kristo
Sahir Gill – Teddy Blueger – Ryan Haggerty

Brett Stern – Tim Erixon
Stuart Percy – Barry Goers
David Warsofsky – Ethan Prow

Tristan Jarry – Casey DeSmith

Lineup Notes: Warsofsky was re-assigned back to Pittsburgh Tuesday. Cameron Gaunce was recalled to Pittsburgh in the swap. This is smart roster jockeying as Warsofsky is waiver eligible…Kevin Porter was sick. Sahir Gill and Ryan Haggerty were in for the aforementioned Porter and Patrick McGrath. No other changes other than Warsofsky down for the recalled Gaunce.

First Period: The last time these two teams met back on January 8, they combined for a sum total of six goals a piece and there were constant stoppages because goaltenders were fishing pucks out of their nets. Fast forward to the present, it was an extremely first period for both teams, with no whistles for the first 10:41 of play.

Penguins were rewarded the only power play of the period but Hershey killed it easily. Later, Ethan Prow down low in his own corner went to get rid of the puck but put it right on the stick of Nathan Walker in the slot. Walker wasted no time giving the Bears a 1-0 lead. Shots were 13-10 Penguins and but for that Prow gaffe, a really even period by both teams.

Second Period: :29 in, Tom Sestito did this…

Hershey then went on a power play with Oskar Sundqvist off for a slashing penalty and hit the post three times in the first minute on said power play.

Then, with Jarry off the ice for a delayed call on the Bears, Wilkes-Barre scores to take the lead at 2-1….

That’s J-S Dea centering to Sestito who left a drop pass to Teddy Blueger who pounded it home to give the Penguins the lead.

Wilkes-Barre got a little antsy in its own end and was whistled for tripping. On the ensuing penalty kill, Tristan Jarry left his net to play a puck, mishandled it, Bears nearly score on the empty net. They didn’t. Pens got it out. Blueger relentlessly forechecked Aaron Ness into a turnover straight to Josh Archibald who scored to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead….

Bears hit another post on a later power play then later on Tim Erixon hit a post on a Penguin power play. That was five posts hit on the man advantage alone on a power play. In the second period.

If you made the trip down I-81 or watched the game on AHL Live and felt like the entire period was played in front of Tristan Jarry, you were correct. Shots were 12-5 Hershey in a period largely dominated by the Bears. But the Penguins score three times on just five shots and led by two goals heading into the…

Third Period: Paul Carey absolutely works Tim Erixon and goes end to end and scores over the glove of Tristan Jarry to put the Bears back within one. I talk about Dave Warsofsky being snubbed for all-stars. Paul Carey didn’t get named either. Carey at one point this season had a 19 game point streak for the Bears.

Defenseman Darren Dietz was left unmarked and walked right in and scored to tie the game at three a piece right past half way. In a game where it was all Hershey for the last 30 minutes of game action, it was tied.

Carter Rowney scored his fourth goal in as many games when Tom Sestito, fresh off the bench, created space to make a pass to Barry Goers who put the puck on net where Rowney was to score on a rebound to make it a 4-3 Wilkes-Barre lead….

Garrett Wilson added the insurance goal with 36.9 left in regulation on an empty net to salt the game away.

Three Stars: 3) Paul Carey (goal, -1) 2) Tom Sestito (goal, two assists, +2) and 1) Carter Rowney (game winning goal, -1)

Sestito, announced as the second star, did this…

Oh, the content!

Sestito, to the papers, as told to Tom after the game…


Before you start, Louis Robitaille used to incite Wilkes-Barre fans all the time. Braden Holtby did something similar after a shootout win one time in Wilkes-Barre where he fist pumped all the way to center ice. It cuts both ways. You just hope you aren’t on the butt end of it. Someone on the Bears that we all hate in Wilkes-Barre will do something that the Penguins fans don’t appreciate and playfully celebrate it to the chagrin of us all and we all be mad about it and boo, flip the player off and fill up the social media mentions of the Bears, the AHL and scribble on Facebook about how that player should be fined, suspended, drawn and quartered, or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

Around the Division: They all watched us.

Standings: Penguins (.763 percentage points) — Lehigh Valley (.703) — Providence (.654) — Hershey (.603) — Bridgeport (.556) — Springfield (.500) — Hartford (.410)

Lehigh Valley has three games in hand and are about to get really cozy with Wilkes-Barre with 11 head to head meetings starting Friday in Allentown. The Penguins have insurance in the form of a 9 point lead, but the race for the Atlantic is far, far from over.

Wheeling Update: The Nailers and ECHL in whole are on the All-Star Break up in Glens Falls.

Video highlights…

Pens travel to Allentown for a date against the Phantoms Friday at 7. Gameday setup will hit the blog Friday afternoon at 3.

Let’s Go Pens!

GAMEDAY: @ Hershey 1/18

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Away Game: 21

AHL Game: 560

Who: Hershey Bears

Where: Giant Center

When: 7:00 p.m.

Media Kit

Last Game: Monday afternoon in Syracuse, the Penguins were dealt their first loss of 2017 with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Syracuse Crunch. Carter Rowney scored the only goal for Wilkes-Barre. For Hershey, the Bears lost at home Sunday against the Binghamton Senators by a score of 4-2. Both Hershey goals were scored on the power play.

Last Meeting: January 8 in Hershey, the Penguins won a knock down drag out contest on the tail end of three games in three days by beating the Bears 6-5 in overtime. It was the last time the Penguins saw David Warsofsky as he scored the overtime game winning goal.

Record: For WBS: 28-8-3-0 (59 pts., 1st place Atlantic Division) — For HER: 19-10-7-2 (47 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division)

Why you should care: These two teams are coming off losses and do not need a reason to get up for this game. Hershey is slumping and the Penguins have lost key contributors and are coming off their first loss of 2017 Monday afternoon in Syracuse.

Referee(s): Tyler Puddifant / Furman South

Linesmen: Richard Jondo / Jud Ritter

Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @TheHersheyBears

Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /TheHersheyBears

Instagram: wbspenguins / thehersheybears

Beat Writers: @CVSethLakso / @TLTomVenesky

Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS and Nick Hart @_NickHart // HER: Zack Fisch @zackfisch

Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep / @ChocHockey

Radio: For WBS: WILK News Radio / For Hershey: 1460 The Ticket 

Television: AHL Live

Other Game to Watch: Syracuse and Albany battle for North Division supremacy tonight in the Capital District.

Next Five Games: @ LV 1/20, HER 1/21, SYR 1/25, @ UTI 1/27, @ BNG 1/28