Page 1


POWER

PLAY GOwithBLUE for the complete coverage you need, the peace of mind you deserve, and the affordable price you want. Plans start as low as $2 a day.

www.bcnepa.com | 1.800.829.8599

Independent Licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 速 Registered Marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


........................................................................................................................................

2012-13 Penguins Hockey

........................................................................................................................................ EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT! GREAT PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE 22 Game, 12 Game Flex Book & 10 Ticket Flex Plan ­— Call 570.208.PENS TODAY!

2012-13 STUDENT RUSH:

TABLE OF CONTENTS: p.2...............................................Beads of Courage p.4............................................Obies Observations

p.26........................................Welsh Heritage Night

$12.00 At the Door With Valid Student I.D.

UPCOMING GAMES: KEEP UP WITH ALL BREAKING PENS NEWS!

1. HOME | FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST AT 7:05PM

www.wbspenguins.com Twitter.com/WBSPenguins

VS.

Facebook.com/WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins

2. HOME | SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 7:05PM

WBS PENGUINS APP: News, Game Night Photos, Video, and more!

VS.

Available for free! for your IPhone & Droid devices.

3. AWAY | FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 7:05PM

Editor: Mike O’Brien Creative Director: Jason Vogel Official Photography: AFC Media Printed By: Bayard Printing Group

©2012 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

VS.


.......................................................................................................................................

Penguins Lend Their Support to Beads of Courage

....................................................................................................................................... Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players,

Upon enrollment in the program, each child

along with their wives and girlfriends, have

is given the Beads of Courage bead color

teamed with the Palermo Heart to Heart

guide with a detachable membership card.

Foundation to help support the Beads of

Their Beads of Courage journey begins

Courage program at Geisinger Janet Weis

when each child is first given a length of

Children’s Hospital in Danville. It included

string and beads that spell out their first

stops in the ECHL with the Las Vegas

name. Then, colorful beads, each

Wranglers, the AHL’s Springfield.

representing a different treatment milestone are given to the child by their

| Breakaway 2012-13 Season

professional health care provider to

intervention designed to support and

children tell their story using colorful beads

Penguins players and their wives and

as meaningful symbols of courage

girlfriends visited program participants at

that commemorate milestones they

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital on Monday,

have achieved along their unique

February 18, delivering beaded bracelets

P.2

Beads of Courage is a resilience-based

treatment paths.

made by the wives.

strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program,

add to their Beads of Courage collection throughout their treatment.


Penguins players and their wives and girlfriends visited program participants at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital on Monday, February 18, delivering beaded bracelets made by the wives. Each Penguins player will also wear a pair of special beads during pre-game warm ups on Saturday, March 2, when the team faces off against the Albany Devils. Players will keep one of the beads for themselves as a memento, and the second will be delivered to program participants at Janet Weis along with notes of encouragement from the team. Wives and girlfriends will also be selling special Penguins logo beads on the concourse that night to help support the program. For a $5 donation, fans can get a bead for themselves, and a bead will also be donated to local program participants. In November 2011 the Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation became the sole sponsor of the Beads of Courage program at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Started in 1994, the Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation has contributed more than $65,000 during the past 19 years, and has helped numerous individuals in need and supported other charitable organizations with cash donations. For more information, please visit: www.palermo-foundation.org and www.beadsofcourage.org

P.3 | Breakaway 2012-13 Season


................................................................................................................................

Obies Observations

................................................................................................................................ Welcome Penguins fans to another edition of Obie Observations. It seems like the month-to-month roller coaster that has defined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season thus far has finally come to an end. After going 7-4-0-0 in January, the Penguins have followed that up with another solid month. I know fans recently witnessed three tough losses on home ice, but they’re only a small part of a February during which Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has posted an 8-4-0-0 record coming into this week of play. With roughly 20 games left in the regular season, the main focus for the Penguins is to keep putting up the points and climb the Eastern Conference standings. - If you’re a fan of offense, last weekend was not the weekend for you. If all you care about is wins for the Penguins, then you were probably just fine. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was the victor in all three games and all by a score of 2-1. It was lowest scoring three-game winning streak in team history and also the first time the Penguins had won three in a row, by the same score with a win coming in regulation, overtime and the shootout. - John Hynes and Alain Nasreddine have to be pleased with some of the names that found the score sheet last weekend. When the top line of Riley Holzapfel-Chad Kolarik-Trevor Smith is clicking, the goals come in bunches for the Penguins. When they’re not, the offense has had a tendency to come to a standstill. The coaching staff has been stressing the need for secondary scoring and that’s exactly what they got over the weekend as Brian Gibbons, Bobby Farnham, Joe Morrow and Tom Kostopoulos all found the back of the net. - Brad Thiessen and Jeff Zatkoff have both had their strings of success over the course of the season, though at opposite times. Now both goaltenders seem to be currently at the top of their game. Thiessen has allowed just seven goals over his last nine wins and Zatkoff is the AHL’s active leader with a 1.98 goals against average.

P.4

| Breakaway 2012-13 Season

- Speaking of league leaders, the Penguins are tops in the league in goals allowed per game (2.28) and shots allowed per game (2.46) – exactly the categories you want to be leading late in the season and going into the playoffs. - Some teams have suffered from the defection of players to the NHL after the lockout and others are just good teams regardless. Syracuse falls into the latter. Even with reigning-MVP Cory Conacher up with Tampa Bay and after trading away goaltender number-one Dustin Tokarski, the Crunch just ripped off seven straight wins to remain atop of the East Division. Goaltenders Riku Helenius and Cedrick Desjardins have each registered two shutouts during the streak - A team that may be on the other side of the coin is the Binghamton Senators. Injuries up top in Ottawa have absolutely pilfered Binghamton’s cupboard. Ten players who began the season in the AHL are now with the NHL Senators. Not coincidentally, Binghamton went 4-7-0-1 in February. Mike O’Brien is Director of Communications and Color Analyst for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He has over ten years of sports broadcasting experience and has worked with the Lowell Devils of the AHL, the ECHL’s Trenton Titans and, in the collegiate ranks, the Boston College and St. Lawrence University men’s hockey teams.


5

Kiel Eigen: Old Forge, PA

Kiel didn’t choose to have a spinal cord injury. But to get back strong, he chose Allied Services. Personal attention, skilled teamwork, caring individuals...that’s why more physicians and their patients choose Allied Services. Kiel chose Allied Services. So can you. Visit alliedservices.org. Allied Services Integrated Health System ALLIED REHAB · HEINZ REHAB

Miracles in rehab, performed daily.™

ALLIED REHAB

· HEINZ

REHAB

A non-profit organization of 3000+ caring individuals whose mission is bringing you back to the life you love. When you choose Allied Services, you choose the opportunity for success. Ask your physician to make Allied Services your partner in a successful recovery. ALLIED REHAB

· HEINZ REHAB ALLIED REHAB

· HEINZ

REHAB


Merchandise purchase of $50 or more Valid on in-store purchases only. Excludes clearance and consumer electronics.

Valid 2/1/13 thru 2/28/13 Purchase requirement is before taxes and after other discounts. Cannot combine with any other coupon for the same item(s) and cannot double. Limit (1) Kmart coupon per transaction. Not valid on BOGO; non-merchandise; concessions; federal or state regulated items; alcohol; tobacco; fuel; items behind the pharmacy counter; prescriptions; prior and online purchases; partial-paid special order items; Lands’ End; Scrubology; Sears merchandise; if copied, transferred or obtained through channels not approved by Sears Holdings and/or where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. Coupon value pro-rated across all qualifying items; including qualifying items purchased in addition to the minimum requirements or limits and will be deducted from any refund. Cash value 1/20¢. Reproduced coupons in Black & White are not valid.

Never

be without

power

Power your fun or cover an emergency.

again.

From America’s #1 home standby generator to the most powerful portable generator on the market, Generac brings more choices in affordable power solutions.

Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power. When the power goes out, your Generac standby generator goes on automatically protecting you and your home 24/7.

800-545-5517

Wilkes-Barre • Exeter • Scranton • Hazleton • Stroudsburg Bloomsburg • Williamsport • Selinsgrove • Brodheadsville State College • Dubois • Athens • Johnson City • Ithaca


OUR MISSION IS TO MEET YOUR LAWN’S NEEDS. AND EXCEED YOURS.

Sign up for a program by March 15, 2013 and get free grub prevention Offer valid at participating franchise locations and applies to first-time customers only.

of Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties

Contact your local expert at

570.654.2575 Free Estimates Granular Fertilization Weed and Insect Controls Disease Control Core Aeration Power Seeding Satisfaction Guaranteed Lawn Care • Tree and Shrub Care Home Pest Control • Organic Options**

THE FASTEST WAY TO A HEALTHIER LAWN. Go to LawnDoctor.com for a 60-second quote** and to sign up today. Call 1.800.Lawn Doctor and talk to your local expert. We’ll come to you and provide a FREE lawn evaluation. **Available at select locations.


Proud to Support Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

VERIZON 4G LTE. AMERICA’S FASTEST

4G NETWORK

UPLOAD 20 GAME DAY PHOTOS IN A MINUTE. HALF THE TIME YOU’D SPEND IN THE PENALTY BOX FOR TRIPPING.

DROID RAZR by

Powered by 4G LTE.

LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Network details & coverage maps at vzw.com. © 2012 Verizon Wireless.


Official Website Development Company of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

www.360interactivemedia.com

! E R O C S on st selecti e b e th s rs in orld ha MotorW d pre-owned ca . n a of new a tern Pennsylvani s a Northe es -B e | Wilk orld Driv rW to o M 150

18703 arre, PA

MotorWorldGroup.com


FREE ONLINE MARKETING SEMINAR Sign up at schedule2.yellowbook360.com.

SM

1-866-777-0433 SM

© 2012 Yellowbook Inc. All rights reserved. Yellowbook® is a registered trademark and Yellowbook360

is a service mark of Yellowbook Inc.

570-824-7446

103 Deluxe guest rooms for corporate, government, social or group travel Extended stay suites including Efficiency, 1 & 2 Bedrooms units with fully equipped kitchens, includes all utilities, cable TV, local phone calls, wireless internet, fitness room plus coin-op laundry center. We offer special rates for extended stay housing. Breakfast & Lunch are served daily in our smoke free Windows Restaurant. Dinner is served in the Oasis Grill plus Cocktails and a Light Menu are available in Keenan’s Irish Pub from Wednesday - Saturday nights. Banquet, Meeting & Convention facilities www.ramadawilkesbarre.com 570-824-7100 570-823-5599 – fax 20 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

763 Kidder Street Wilkes - Barre PA, 18702 www.Fastsigns.com/459


 Phone: 570-208-4455

ww.marriott.com/avpfi

Only Marriott Property in Wilkes-Barre Rates Include Complimentary Breakfast Home Game Packages Available FREE Shuttle Service to the Game! Phone: 570-824-8901

www.choicehotels.com/hotel/pa627

Rates Include Complimentary Breakfast TGI Friday’s Restaurant On-Site Home Game Packages Available FREE Shuttle Service to the Game! Phone: 570-270-4678

www.hostinnwilkesbarrepa.com

All Suite Property Including Jacuzzi Suites Rates Include Complimentary Breakfast Home Game Packages Available FREE Shuttle Service to the Game!




for leaving no doubt. Sweat. Heart. Victory. You know what it takes to get there. That’s why we’re proud to support the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Stop by any PNC Bank office or call 888-PNC-BANK pnc.com

©2012 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved. PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC


COMMUNITY ICE RINK AT COAL STREET The official practice facility of the Penguins, the Community Ice Rink at Coal Street is located at 38 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre. Penguins practices are open to the public and free of charge. Go to WWW.WBSPENGUINS.COM for an up-to-date practice schedule. The Community Ice Rink at Coal Street also offers numerous public programs, including public skates, hockey leagues, instructional programs for figure skating and hockey, curling, parties and regional tournaments. For a complete listing of events and information on how you can participate, go to WWW.COALSTREETICERINK.COM.

PENGUINS PRO SHOP In addition to carrying all the latest Penguins apparel and jerseys, the Penguins Pro Shop is now a fully stocked pro shop offering all the latest hockey brands including Bauer, Reebok, CCM, Easton, Cascade and Warrior. Hours of Operation for the Penguins Pro Shop, which is located at 38 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre, are: MONDAY-FRIDAY - 12PM-9PM SATURDAY 9AM-9PM SUNDAY - 9AM-5PM

IGLOO TEAM STORE The Igloo Team Store is located behind section 108, and is open during all Penguins home games.


STARTING AT MSRP $16,790. R/T MODEL SHOWN (LATE AVAILABILITY), $24,165. MSRPS EXCLUDE TAX, TITLE AND REGISTRATION FEES. DODGE AND DART ARE TRADEMARKS OF CHRYSLER GROUP LLC.


NEWS TEAM Northeast Penn\sylvania’s

THE CITIZENS’ VOICE

SCRANTON

WILKES-BARRE

Standard~Speaker

HAZLETON


HOLDING

Using hands on an opponent or his equipment

WASHOUT

HOOKING

Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent

MISCONDUCT Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct

Disallowing of a goal when signaled by a referee. No offside or icing when used by linesman

ELBOWING

Using the elbow to impede an opponent

BOARDING

Driving opponent into the boards

ROUGHING Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

SLASHING

Swinging the stick at an opponent

HIGH STICKING Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Challenging or disputing the rule of an official and abusing the line of respect

SPEARING

Using the stick like a spear

ICING

Shooting the puck across the opponent’s goal line from behind the center red line allowing the opponent to touch the puck first

INTERFERENCE

Having contact with an opponent not in possession of the puck.

CROSS CHECKING Hitting an opponent with both hands on the sticks on the ice

KNEEING

Using the knee to impede an opponent

TRIPPING

Using the stick, arm or leg to cause the opponent to trip or fall.

CHARGING

Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent.


OWN THE ICE GRAB A COLD ONE

©2011 COORS BREWING COMPANY, GOLDEN, CO Copyright ©2011 WBS Hockey LP. All rights reserved.


HISTORY

The American Hockey League is enjoying its 77th season

of play in 2012-13, continuing a tradition of excellence that began in 1936 when the Canadian-American Hockey League merged with the International Hockey League to form what is today known as the AHL. Eight teams hit the ice that first season,playing in Buffalo,Cleveland,New Haven,Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Springfield and Syracuse.

A Tradition of Excellence Est. 1936

Frank Calder, the National Hockey League’s president at the time, was instrumental in the forming of the new league, and his name would be given to its championship trophy. The first Calder Cup was won by the Syracuse Stars in 1937; the 76th championship was captured by the Norfolk Admirals last spring. LEGENDS

Photo: HHOF

Over the past three-quarters of a century, the American Hockey

Billy Smith Honored Member, Hockey Hall of Fame 1971 Calder Cup Champion

League has been home to some of the greatest players in the history of our sport. In fact, more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame have been affiliated with the AHL during their careers. All-time greats like George Armstrong, Toe Blake, Gump Worsley, Terry Sawchuk, Glenn Hall, Brad Park, Ken Dryden and Brett Hull came through the AHL ranks and now find themselves enshrined in Toronto, and the coveted Calder Cup trophy is inscribed with the names of legendary AHL alumni like Patrick Roy, Larry Robinson, Gerry Cheevers, Andy Bathgate,Tim Horton, Al Arbour, Emile Francis, Doug Harvey and Billy Smith.

The American Hockey League has created its own legends as well,

and in 2006 began honoring them with the formation of the AHL Hall of Fame. The seventh class of inductees, recognized in 2012, included Joe Crozier, Jack Gordon, John Stevens and Zellio Toppazzini.They join the likes of Johnny Bower, Fred Glover, Jody Gage, Mitch Lamoureux, Willie Marshall, Frank Mathers, Eddie Shore, Bruce Boudreau, Tim Tookey and others as distinguished members of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

In today’s National Hockey League, more than 88 percent of the

Photo: Los Angeles Kings

players are AHL alumni, including 2012 Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Selke Trophy recipient Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings were stocked with AHL graduates as well, among them Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Dustin Penner, Jarret Stoll, Willie Mitchell and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick. Jonathan Quick 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner


PLAYERS

During the 2011-12 season, more than 850 AHL alumni played in the

COACHES

Photo: AHL Archives

National Hockey League, including 329 who skated in both leagues last year alone. Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle, Ottawa’s Jason Spezza and Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux were among the 11 AHL graduates who led their NHL teams in scoring, and former AHL All-Stars Pekka Rinne, Kari Lehtonen and Ryan Miller were among the 28 AHL goaltending alumni who paced their NHL clubs in victories. More than 200 former first- and second-round draft picks developed their skills in the AHL last season, including 2012 AHL All-Stars Kyle Palmieri, Thomas Hickey, Brandon Pirri, Colby Robak, Alex Plante and Zack Kassian.

Former AHL forward Claude Giroux finished third in the NHL scoring race with 93 points for the Flyers in 2011-12.

At the start of the 2012-13 season, the NHL featured 22 head coaches who were former AHL

bench bosses, including recent Stanley Cup champions Claude Julien (Boston, 2011), Joel Quenneville (Chicago, 2010), Dan Bylsma (Pittsburgh, 2009), Mike Babcock (Detroit, 2008), Randy Carlyle (Anaheim, 2007), Peter Laviolette (Carolina, 2006) and John Tortorella (Tampa Bay, 2004). “The American Hockey League has been essential in developing my potential both as a player and as a coach. Being able to hone my skills and improve at a high level of competition was key to reaching my goals of playing in the NHL, becoming a head coach and winning the Stanley Cup.” -- Dan Bylsma, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 Jack Adams Award Winner, 2009 Stanley Cup Champion

Attendance was up nearly 5 percent in 2011-12 as 6.4 million fans FANS

Photo: John Wright

attended games; since 2001,AHL games have been played before more than 72 million fans in arenas across North America. The Hershey Bears paced the league for the sixth year in a row, averaging 9,872 fans per game last season, and outdoor showcases in Philadelphia (45,653 - an all-time AHL record) and Hamilton (20,565 - largest ever for AHL in Canada) set league attendance marks. The Norfolk Admirals set a franchise single-season attendance record in 2011-12 en route to their first Calder Cup championship.

STARS

The AHL All-Star Classic showcases the league’s top talent each

Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 92 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Dan Boyle, Daniel Briere, Ryan Callahan, Brian Campbell, Chris Kunitz, Zach Parise, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Eric Staal and Tomas Vokoun. /TheAHL

theahl.com

PhotoGraphics Photography/AHL

year in an All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star Game. The 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts AHL All-Star Classic will be held in Providence, R.I., on January 27-28, featuring the Eastern Conference All-Stars battling the Western Conference All-Stars in an event to be televised live across the U.S. and Canada.

Ben Bishop 2012 AHL All-Star Game MVP

@TheAHL


.................................

PLAYER APPEARANCES: 1. Tom Kostopoulos | Tues, March 5th @ 6:30PM-7:30PM | Mohegan Sun Casino 2. Bobby Farnham | Tues, March 5th @ 6:00-7:00PM | McDonald's (Pittston) 3. Joe Morrow | Tues, March 5th @ 7:00-8:30PM | TC Rielley's 4. Adam Payerl | Wed, March 6th @ 3:00-4:00PM | PNC Bank (Hazleton) 5. Tom Kuhnachl | Wed, March 6th @ 6:00-7:00PM | McDonald's (Wyoming) 6. Dominik Uher | Wed, March 6th @ 7:00-8:30PM | Grotto Harvey's Lake

.......................................................................................

COORS LIGHT STARBAR:

....................................................................................... Lone Star Steakhouse

Ice House Pub

805 Kidder St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-826-7080

2658 Nuangola Rd. Mountain Top, PA 18707 570-868-6098

Flaherty’s Eating and Drinking Establishment

Grotto Pizza 337 Wyoming Valley Mall

275 Zerby Ave. Edwardsville, PA 18704 570-288-2967

Georgetown Deli & Beer 720 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. Suite 100 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-829-7058

Dukey’s Café

785 N. Penn Ave. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 570-829-8328

Chicken Coop 533 Scott Street

Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702 570-822-1899

PENGUINS PREFERRED RESTAURANTS:

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-822-1300

Brews Bros. West 75 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 570-283-1300

Stan’s Café

107 Hillside Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-829-9779

Brews Bros.

1705 River Road Pittston, PA 18640 570-883-0444

The Anthracite Café 804 Scott Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 570-208-9300

Lucky's Sporthouse

Schechter Drive Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702 570-208-3267

Red Robin

2020 Wilkes Barre Twp Mkt Pl Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-208-1776

Grotto Pizza 337 Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-822-1300

Georgetown Deli & Beer 720 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. Suite 100 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-829-7058

Buca Del Vino

1901 Highway 315 Pittston, PA 18640 570-654-7771

Canteen 900

900 Rutter Avenue Forty Fort, PA 18704 570-338-2547

WEEKLY PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE: Friday: 7:30-9:00PM Saturday: 1:00-3:00PM & 7:30-9:00PM Sunday: 1:00-3:00PM

UPCOMING MARCH PROGRAMS: Youth Learn to Skate — Friday Evenings beginning March 1st Youth Learn to Play Hockey — Saturday Mornings beginning March 2nd Adult Skills & Drills — Monday Evenings starting March 4th Spring Youth Hockey Leagues — Evaluations beginning March 21st Adult B/C Hockey League — Starting March 27th Curling — Beginning Tuesday, March 19th

BIRTHDAY COMING UP? Have Your Child's Birthday Celebration at Coal Street. Call 570-208-9471 Option #2 for details. For more info call: 570-208-9471 or visit www.coalstreeticerink.com Or Like Us: Facebook.com/icerink @ coalstreet


.......................................................................................................................................

Welsh Heritage Night

P.26

| Breakaway 2012-13 Season

....................................................................................................................................... The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

He was used sparingly by the Leafs then

game versus the Hershey Bears on Friday

sent to the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets,

night will celebrate the team’s first-ever

where he posted six points (2+4) in

Welsh Heritage Night. While the Celtic

29 games.

nation has had a sizeable influence on

Thomas bounced around several leagues

Northeastern Pennsylvania, it has also

and played briefly with the University of

made its mark in the hockey world.

Alberta and St. Mary's University in Halifax,

Wales has produced three players who

Nova Scotia. He retired in 1952 after

have suited up in the National Hockey

scoring 24 goals for the Calgary

League, and each of those spent at least a

Stampeders of the Pacific Coast League.

small amount of time in the AHL.

WILF CUDE - Wilf Cude had a nine-year

CY THOMAS - Forward Cy Thomas played

NHL career playing with five different

a handful of games for the Chicago Black

teams. Born in Barry, Wales, he learned

Hawks and Toronto Maple Leafs during

to play hockey as a youngster growing

the 1947-48 season, but spent the major-

up in Winnipeg before joining the Melville

ity of his career in the minor leagues and

Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Senior

senior circuits.

Amateur Hockey Association in 1929.

Born in Dowlais, Wales, he scored one goal

Cude's tenure in the NHL began in 1930-

in six games with Chicago before he was

31 with the Philadelphia Quakers. The

traded to Toronto November of 1947.

following year, he played two games in


goal for Boston and one for Chicago. The

He remained with the Hawks for five

entire 1932-33 season was spent in the

years, winning a Stanley Cup in 1961.

CAHL with the Philadelphia Arrows.

Evans played his last year in the NHL as

Cude began the 1933-34 season with the

a member of the Blackhawks in 1962,

Detroit Red Wings, but he finished the

but he continued to play professional

season in Montreal. The last seven years

hockey in the minor leagues for another

of Cude's NHL career were spent with the

nine years. He spent the entire 1963-64

Canadiens. He spent most of the 1939-40

season with the AHL’s Buffalo Bisons,

season with the New Haven Eagles,

and retired with the San Diego Gulls of

appearing in 45 games with International-

the WHL after the 1971-72 season at

American Hockey League squad. The

the age of 44.

league changed its name to the American

Evans soon found himself involved in

Hockey League the following season.

coaching, taking the reins with the Salt lowing season Evans was promoted to

hockey career in 1948-49 playing three

coach of the NHL’s Cleveland Barons.

games with the New York Rangers. But

Evans was also behind the bench for the

it was not until the 1950-51 season that

Hartford Whalers for almost five years,

Evans established himself as a regular

starting in 1983-84. He put together

with the Blueshirts.

one Adams Division championship, two

For three years in a row, Evans patrolled

fourth-place finishes and two fifth-place

the defense for 70 games. In 1958-59

showings.

hebegan a new chapter of his NHL career,

Bios compiled from:

signing with the Chicago Blackhawks.

www.legendsofhockey.net

| Breakaway 2012-13 Season

Lake Golden Eagles in 1974. The fol-

Jack Evans began his long professional

P.27

JACK EVANS – Born in Garnant, Wales,


If you’ve made living with an injury or pain routine, it’s time for a change. Whether you’re a professional athlete chasing victory, or a busy grandparent chasing grandkids, the experts at Geisinger’s Orthopaedic Institute treat everything from sprains and strains to complex injuries caused by arthritis, overuse or accidents. And with a complete, personalized care program, including the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and a brand new facility with an on-site rehabilitation center, our fellowship-trained physicians, specially trained nurses, therapists and care managers will provide you with the information and support you need to get back on track…this time, pain free. Now that’s peace of mind

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1.800.921.1467 or visit geisinger.org/ortho. We accept most major insurance.

Accredited/Certified by The Joint Commission in Hip Fracture and Total Hip and Knee Replacement © Geisinger Health System


WVMOTORS

WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS

Audi • Porsche • Volkswagen • Mazda 126 Narrows Rd Larksville PA 570-288-7411

KIA • Subaru 588 Market St Kingston PA

BMW 560 Pierce St Kingston PA

WWW.WYOMINGVALLEYMOTORS.COM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Breakaway Issue 16  

Beads of Couragee, Obies Observations & Welsh Heritage Night