Opening week begins; notes from Tuesday practice

As the post title indicates, opening week is upon us. It kicked off with Tuesday’s practice at the Toyota SportsPlex. A few things to note: Garrett Wilson was absent from practice because of a family issue. Colin Smith did practice on Tuesday, but he is...

Penguins vs. Hershey: News and notes

Well, that wasn’t exactly a┬áthrilling start to the on-ice action this season. If you weren’t at Mohegan Sun Arena, you missed a 5-1 shellacking by Hershey. The Penguins took way too many penalties during the game, and the offense never really manufactured...

Training camp: Day 3 observations and Hershey preview

Howdy, folks. Sorry for the delay in the post – but at least this way we can combine the two days of story lines. The big news from Tuesday morning was, of course, the arrival of Colin Smith, Sam Miletic and Ethan Prow. I talked to Smith; here’s the link...

Penguins Training camp: Day 2 observations

Greetings again from the center of the NEPA hockey universe! It was another long session on Monday – roughly an hour practice, followed by a team scrimmage. As I will mention in tomorrow’s story, Sean Maguire left during the practice portion and did not...

Training Camp: Day 1 observations

Hello, friends! I was definitely excited to hear the thud of pucks hitting the boards and the whizzing of skates once again at the Toyota SportsPlex. But if you thought the boys were going to take it easy on the first day of training camp, I regret to inform you that...