Minor league report: Penguins, forward Valtteri Puustinen beat Checkers

A goal and an assist by forward Valtteri Puustinen led the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 5-2 road win against the Charlotte Checkers at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday.

Forward Filip Hallander recorded two assists for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (8-5-1-1) while forwards Drew O’Connor, Sam Poulin, Tyler Sikura and defenseman Mark Friedman all contributed goals. Goaltender Dustin Tokarski made 31 saves on 33 shots in the victory.


The Penguins’ next game is a home contest against the rival Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, 7:05 p.m.

Defenseman Josh Maniscalco and forward Felix Pare each had a goal and an assist for the Wheeling Nailers in a 4-2 home win against the Indy Fuel at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.

Forward Cedric Desruisseaux recorded two assists for Wheeling (6-7-0-0) while goaltender Tommy Nappier made 22 saves on 24 shots in the victory.


The Nailers’ next game is a road contest against the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday, 7 p.m.

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Seth Rorabaugh is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Seth by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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