Friday, April 07, 2006

Penguins Clinch Division

Meanwhile, down on the farm...

With a win over the Norfolk Admirals (Blackhawks), the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have clinched their division in the American Hockey League. The parent team is hoping to give their young and upcoming stars more playoff experience. They've reached the playoffs 5 out of the 6 years of their existence. You'll remember that the Penguins have played for the Calder Cup twice, but have yet to hoist the trophy over their heads.

The biggest boost to the Baby Pens team has been the return of one of the most popular players in all of the young franchise history. Dennis Bonvie. He's a goon, yea, but he's our goon. He's racked up all kinds of PIMs (402 to be exact) with 14 points on the year. Another player that has been really surprising for the Baby Pens by having 15 points in 14 games
Krys Kolanos, who has been red-hot since his arrival in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton via trade from Carolina, scored again for the Baby Penguins.
The community of Wilkes-Barre Scranton have fanatically supported their Penguins franchise buying up lots of merchandise and traveling out to the away arenas. They'll be sure to once again hit the road for the next post-season
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has set new team records for wins, points, road wins and road points during the 2006 regular season and will be making its fifth trip to the Calder Cup Playoffs.
They stand on the year with 48-18-5-5 as a really impressive record.

[Via: Pittsburgh Penguins Official Site]
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