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News and Notes from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were able to earn a huge 2-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in AHL action on Wednesday.

In the cage Alex D’Orio was able to celebrate his 22 birthday in style making 41 saves in the victory.

In addition to the team continuing the 2021 AHL Season, the AHL Board of Governors approved the calendar for the 2021-22 season. The action is set to start on October 15 and conclude April 24.

Because of the COVID-19 protocols, the AHL will not be able to conduct the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2021. Each of the league’s five divisions have been provided the opportunity to determine their own postseason format.

Here is more information per the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins website

In the Pacific Division, a postseason tournament will be held to determine the division championship. The format for the tournament will be announced later. The tournament winner will be awarded the John D. Chick Trophy as champions of the Pacific Division; the Chick Trophy has been presented to an AHL division champion annually since 1961-62.

In the Atlantic Division, the team finishing in first place during the regular season (ranked by points percentage) will be awarded the Emile Francis Trophy as division champions; the Francis Trophy has been presented to an AHL division champion annually since 2001-02.

In the North Division, the team finishing in first place during the regular season (ranked by points percentage) will be awarded the F.G. (Teddy) Oke Trophy as division champions; the Oke Trophy is one of the oldest trophies in North American sports, first presented in 1927 to the London Panthers of the Canadian Professional Hockey League.

In the Canadian Division, the team finishing in first place during the regular season (ranked by points percentage) will be awarded the Frank S. Mathers Trophy as division champions; the Mathers Trophy has been presented to an AHL division or conference champion annually since 1995-96.

In the Central Division, the team finishing in first place during the regular season (ranked by points percentage) will be awarded the Sam Pollock Trophy as division champions; the Pollock Trophy has been presented to an AHL division champion annually since 1995-96.

For more information on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins Hockey Official Website (wbspenguins.com)

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