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Minor league report - Sprong scores twice as Penguins shut out Bears in Game 1

By Seth Rorabaugh about 4 hours ago

Goaltender Casey DeSmith made 33 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 4-0 road shutout of the rival Hershey Bears in Game 1 of their Atlantic Division final series Wednesday.

Right winger Daniel Sprong scored two goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while right wingers Tom Kostopoulos and Carter Rowney each also netted goals.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Friday at Hershey, 7 p.m.

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Goaltender Brian Foster made 27 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-1 road loss to the Reading Royals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series of the Kelly Cup playoffs. Reading leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

Forward Shane Bakker scored Wheeling’s lone goal.

Game 4 will be played at Reading Thursday, 7 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers drop Game 2

1 day ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 34 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-2 home loss to the Reading Royals in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1.

Forward Jarret Burton recorded two assists for Wheeling.

Game 3 will be played at Reading Wednesday, 7 p.m.


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Minor league report - Nailers beat Royals in Game 1

By Seth Rorabaugh 4 days ago

Two goals by forward Cody Wydo led the Wheeling Nailers to a 4-1 home win against the Reading Royals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Forwards Jarrett Burton and John McCarron each recorded two assists for Wheeling while goaltender Brian Foster made 18 saves in the victory.

Game 2 will be played at Wheeling Monday, 7:05 pm.


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Minor league report - Nailers eliminate Everblades

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 week ago

Goaltender Brian Foster made 43 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a series-clinching 2-1 road win against the Florida Everblades in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Monday. Wheeling won the series, 4-2.

Forwards Shane Bakker and Ty Loney scored the Nailers’ goals.

Wheeling will play either the Manchester Monarchs or Toledo Walleye in the semifinal round.


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Minor league report - Penguins sweep Bruins

By Seth Rorabaugh 1 week ago

Two goals, including one in overtime, and two assists by center Jake Guentzel gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a series-clinching 5-4 road win against the Providence Bruins in Game 3 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton swept the series, 3-0.

Defenseman Tim Erixon had a goal and two assists for the Penguins while right winger Daniel Sprong added a goal and an assist. Center Dominik Simon scored Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s other goal by while goaltender Casey DeSmith made 59 saves in the victory.

The Penguins will face either the Hershey Bears or Portland Pirates in the division final.

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Two goals by forward Riley Brace led the Wheeling Nailers to a 4-3 home win against the Florida Everblades in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Wheeling leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2.

Defenseman Mathew Maione netted a goal and two assists for the Nailers while forward Ty Loney added a goal and an assist. Goaltender Brian Foster made 26 saves in the victory.

Game 5 will be played Monday at Florida, 7:30 p.m.


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