WBS Penguins head into November after October showout

As of Nov. 6, the Wilkes-Barre
Scranton Penguins of the American
Hockey League (AHL) hold a record of
6-2-1, heading further into November
game play.
The Penguins feature a team composed
of players mostly in the start of their
Careers, with almost half of the team
consisting of players 22-years-old or
younger. For this young group, in this
new era of hockey, the quick speed of
the game is paying off so far in the early
portion of this season.
Five out of the seven games that the
Penguins have played had only been won
or lost by one goal. Three of those games
have gone into overtime or a shootout.
The Penguins currently have 13 out of a
possible 14 points, a near perfect record
for the month.
The Penguins only loss came in their
home opener on Oct. 15 when they
lost with less than two seconds left in
overtime to one of their in-state rivals,
the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The
Penguins outshot the Phantoms 40 to 22
and lost 3-2.
Their second game of the season
against the Utica Comets was suspended

with 2:43 remaining
in the second period due to a power
outage at Adirondack Bank Center. The
Penguins were
losing to the Comets 2-1 at the time
of the outage. This game will conclude
on Jan. 24 and will not be reflected in
the Penguins or Comets overall season
record until its conclusion.
The remainder of the games that
the Penguins played in October were
not high-scoring affairs, however, the
Penguins were able to outshoot their
opponents in five games. The Penguins
also currently lead the league in the
fewest goals made against them with
only 13 goals scored.
With this statistic, the AHL announced
that Dustin Tokarski, the Penguins
goaltender, received the Goaltender of
the Month award for Oct. as he stands at
a .949 save percentage.
The start to the Penguins season is
promising going into the month of Nov.
They will play 11 games, most of which
will take place on the road as they will
only host four events. The Penguins will
face off against their rival, the Hershey
Bears, four times this month.
Catch the Penguins at home on
Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 as they host the
Hartford Wolf Pack and the Springfield

Julia Mazur
Julia Mazur
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