The Empire Jr B Penguins finally hit the .500 mark over the weekend with a pair of wins against the Elmira Jackals. At this point in the season, the Penguins are 11-11-3 with 25 points and sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference. In game one this past weekend, Penguin goalie Greg Borza blanked the Jackals 5-0 in his first action in over a month due to injury. The Penguins spread the scoring around, getting goals from Julian Rizza, Ed Blanciak, Patrick Schafer, George Gerasimou, and Tyler Fitzgerald. Game two ended in another win, 9-3. Jarrett Ruchka notched his second hat trick of the season and Ben Hanus put up 4 goals in the game. Samo Porupcan and Julian Rizza scored the other two goals in the Penguins win.
The Penguins face the Buffalo Stars (13-8-1 with 27 points and in 6th place in the Western Conference) this weekend in what will be sure to be two tight games.